• Short Summary

    Finals day at Wimbledon - July 4th - and under a blazing Summer sun 19 year old Brazilian, Maria Bueno walked onto the Centre Court for her Women's Singles Final match with 23 years old Darlene Hard from California U.

  • Description

    1.
    STV - Miss Bueno serves and play
    0.03

    2.
    STV - Miss Hard receives
    0.06

    3.
    TV - Play
    0.14

    4.
    LV - Crowd applaud
    0.16

    5.
    TV. - Miss Bueno serves match point and finish of match
    0.31

    6.
    LV. - Crowd
    0.33

    7.
    STV. - Duchess of Kent, presentation to Miss Bueno - pan to Miss Bueno -pan to Miss Hard looking on
    0.41


    MEN'S DOUBLES


    1.
    STV. - Crowded Centre Court
    0.44

    2.
    SV. - Laver, Mark Emerson and Frazer walk on
    0.48

    3.
    TV. - Lever serves far end and play
    0.54

    4.
    STV. - Crowd
    0.56

    5.
    SV. - Frazer serves and runs forward
    0.10

    6.
    TV. - Play, match point and finish of match
    1.19

    7.
    SV. - Players shake hands and walk off
    1.23

    8.
    SV. - Presentation to Emerson and Frazer
    1.28


    WOMEN'S DOUBLES


    1.
    SV. - Truman, Fleitz, Arth, Hard on Court
    1.34

    2.
    TV. -Miss Truman serves and in play.
    1.38

    3.
    SV. - Miss Fleitz serves and in play.
    1.42

    4.
    STV. - Miss Arth receiving and in play.
    1.49

    5.
    TV. - Truman serves and match point.
    2.05

    6.
    SV. - Finish of match, players shake hands.
    2.09

    7.
    STV. - Presentation of Cup
    2.12

    8.
    SV. - " " "
    2.13


    MIXED DOUBLES


    1.
    GV. - Crowd
    2.15

    2.
    SV. - Miss Hard, Laver, Miss Bueno, Frazer go on to court
    2.21

    3.
    TV. - Miss Bueno serves and in play
    2.26

    4.
    STV- Crowd
    2.28

    5.
    TV.- Match point and finish
    2.36

    6.
    SV.- Players shake hands and walk off
    2.45

    7.
    LV.- Presentation to Miss Hard & Laver
    2.51



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    SPORT: LAWN TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Finals day at Wimbledon - July 4th - and under a blazing Summer sun 19 year old Brazilian, Maria Bueno walked onto the Centre Court for her Women's Singles Final match with 23 years old Darlene Hard from California U.S.A., who lost in the 1957 Final to Althea Gibson.

    Although the two had met in opposition several times previously, Darlene Hard had always won - yet despite that psychological disadvantage, plus the fact that she fell heavily on the Court early in the game, Maria Bueno triumphed over her opponent by 6-4 6-3 in two straight sets in 44 minutes.

    Miss Bueno's biggest asset was her Service with which she frequently aced Darlene.

    Following her great victory, which took the title away from America for the first time since 1937 when England's Dorothy Round won- the tension snapped and she burst into a flood of tears of relief and joy.

    When she recovered, she received the Wimbledon Ladies Trophy from the Duchess of Kent, keenest British Royal fan of Lawn Tennis.

    Four Australians did battle for the next title-Men's Doubles-Laver and Mark against Fraser and Emmerson.

    Fraser and Emerson won 8 - 6, 6 - 3, 14 - 16, 9 - 7, Although it took them 2 hours 52 minutes to do it.

    In the Mixed Doubles Final however, revenge was sweet for Darlene Hard and Rod Laver beat their opponents Neals Fraser and new Champion Maria Bueno 6-4, 6-3 in two straight sets.

    When he finished this match Rod Laver had played no Power than 553 games during the Wimbledon fortnight.

    Another disappointment for Britain when Christine Truman, with partner Beverley Fleitz was defeated in the Ladies Doubles Final 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 by the American pair Darlane Hard and Jeanne Arth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4X6VKFE27EKVS43YBE4HF6Z7
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4X6VKFE27EKVS43YBE4HF6Z7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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