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    Lesley Turner of Australia won the women's Italian tennis championships for the first time yesterday (Tuesday) by defeating Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 6-3 in their match in Rome.

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    Lesley Turner of Australia won the women's Italian tennis championships for the first time yesterday (Tuesday) by defeating Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 6-3 in their match in Rome. Later, Miss Turner returned to the court to partner Rosemarie Casals of the United States in defeating Italy's Lea Perico and Silvana Lazzarino 7-5, 7-5 in the women's doubles championship.

    Miss Turner played some brilliant tennis against Miss Bueno, giving her opponent little chance to win the Italian title for a record fourth time. The Australians' placements were hit with pinpoint accuracy and her cross-court vollies proved repeated winners. Each girl had broken the other's service twice before Miss Turner gained her winning break-through.

    The match was played on an outside court, because rain had disrupted the centre-court programme. There was only a small crowd. Miss Bueno began to play better in the second set, scoring well with well-directed vollies, but her attempts to shake Miss Turner out of her rhythmic stroking with drop shots failed.

    At one-all in the second set, there was a run of five games against service before Miss Turner held her delivery for a 5-3 lead. She then broke Miss Bueno's service again with a series of brilliant forehand shots and went on to clinch the season's first major European title.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1XPTRZPKPIDBL3JBJMV24U06
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1XPTRZPKPIDBL3JBJMV24U06
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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