Nineteen-year-old Evonne Goolagong today (Friday) created a major tennis sensation by becoming Wimbledon Women's Singles champion at only her second attempt.
Nineteen-year-old Evonne Goolagong today (Friday) created a major tennis sensation by becoming Wimbledon Women's Singles champion at only her second attempt. Her victim in the all-Australian final was the defending champion Margaret Court. Miss Goolagong, the part-above final girl from the Australian outback, took just 63 minutes to cruise to a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
SYNOPSIS: Friday's women's singles final at Wimbledon. And an immediate sensation as the server, defending champion Margaret Court, takes a first set drubbing from young Evonne Goolagong. Miss Goolagong, the nineteen-year-old from the Australian outback, went on the take the first set six-four. She kept up the pressure in the second set.
Mrs Court serving to stay in the match, trailing five games to one in the second set...
So Evonne Goolagong, playing at only her second Wimbledon, stands at match point. And its's Margaret Court, nine years the senior, who succumbs to nerves and serves a double fault to give Miss Goolagong the championship...
There's a new star in the tennis firmament. And Miss Goolagong, Part-Aboriginal, collects her handsome trophy from Princess Alexandra. Her win also means prizemoney of two-thousand four-hundred pounds(5,760 dollars).