• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIA'S ROY EMERSON MOVED A STEP NEARER THE "GRAND SLAM" OF WORLD TENNIS WHEN HE BEAT PIERRE DARMON, OF FRANCE, IN THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF THE FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PARIS TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA'S ROY EMERSON MOVED A STEP NEARER THE "GRAND SLAM" OF WORLD TENNIS WHEN HE BEAT PIERRE DARMON, OF FRANCE, IN THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF THE FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PARIS TODAY (SUNDAY).EMERSON, WHO WON THE AUSTRALIAN TITLE EARLIER THIS YEAR, BEAT DARMON IN FOUR SETS, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

    THE AUSTRALIAN'S BIG SERVE-VOLLEY GAME WAS TOO MUCH FOR DARMON.NOW EMERSON GOES TO WIMBLEDON AS FAVOURITE FOR THE MEN'S TITLE THERE, AND IF HE WINS, HE WILL NEED ONLY TO CLINCH THE AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP TO COMPLETE THE "GRAND SLAM" OF THE FOUR MAJOR TITLES.

    THE WIRY, 26-YEAR-OLD QUEENSLANDER'S POWERFUL ATTACKING GAME ASSERTED ITSELF AFTER EMERSON HAD DROPPED THE FIRST SET.DARMON, THE FIRST FRENCH FINALIST FOR 17 YEARS IN PARIS, HAD THE ADVANTAGE OF PLAYING ON HIS HOME COURT BEFORE HIS OWN SUPPORTERS WHO CHEERED HIM WITH GALLIC FERVOUR.

    BUT THOUGH THE FRENCHMEN STOOP UP WELL TO EMERSON'S SERVING AND VOLLEYING IN THE FIRST SET, HE WAS ALWAYS STRUGGLING.

    LATER, AUSTRALIA COMPLETED A DOUBLE WHEN LESLEY TURNER BEAT BRITAIN'S ANN HAYDON-JONES 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 IN THE WOMEN'S SINGLES FINAL AFTER THE BRITISH GIRL HAD LED 5-2 IN THE FINAL SET.

    BUT MISS HAYDON-JONES LAST-DITCH STAND SOON FADED.PLAYING THE BALL FROM SIDELINE TO SIDELINE MISS TURNER LEVELLED FOR THE LOSS OF ONLY THREE POINTS.THEN SHE HIT TWO FINE WINNERS TO STOP HER RIVAL LEADING 6-5, AND ENDED THE MATCH BY RACING IN FOR A DROP-SHOT AND HITTING THE BALL WIDE OF THE BRITISH GIRL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQWQDKHXA6LEZIQVONTT6X7VU
    Media URN:
    VLVAQWQDKHXA6LEZIQVONTT6X7VU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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