• Short Summary

    Teenagers Bjorn Borg of sweden and Chris Evert of the United States had their second major tournament wins in a fortnight in Paris on Sunday.

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    Teenagers Bjorn Borg of sweden and Chris Evert of the United States had their second major tournament wins in a fortnight in Paris on Sunday.

    Borg, aged 18, took the men's singles title at the French International Tennis Championships when he produced an amazing turnabout to overwhelm Spain's Manuel Orantes after losing the first two sets.

    Orantes -- who had earlier played some sharp tennis -- seemed to decide to conceded th third set. It proved a fatal error for he never regained his touch and took only two games in the last two 7sets. Borg won 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1.

    Miss. Evert, aged 19, tcok little over an hour to beat her russian opponent Olga Morozova. Miss. Morozova has not beaten Miss Evert in five matches and she never looked likely to do so on Sunday although she tried new tactics.

    Miss. Morozova first tried luring the American girl to the net, then rushing the net herself, but neither idea stopped Miss Evert's progress to a 6-1, 6-2 win.

    Borg received 120,000 France (10,800 pounds sterling) for winning the men's title and Miss Evert 60,000 france (5,400 pounds sterling) for the women's title.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUNKQHUOR86TJO3J55KZEDYTN
    Media URN:
    VLVAUNKQHUOR86TJO3J55KZEDYTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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