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    US tennis singles finals - Althea Gibson and Mel Anderson win.

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    Forest Hills, New York, United States of America (USA).

    US tennis championship ladies singles final in progress - Althea Gibson versus Louise Brough. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Miss Brough serving. GV. Play, Miss Gibson hits it back, Miss Brough hits back, Miss Gibson hits back. Miss Brough smashes ball, Miss Gibson returns a high one, Miss Gibson starts Miss Brough running, she gets it back. Miss Gibson puts it to the other side of the court, Miss Brough puts it back, but Miss Gibson puts it over the net and Miss Brough is way out of position. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Miss Brough about to serve, serves ball, comes back and she hits it back. Camera zooms back to show that it has hit the net and the two players run towards each other in the middle of the court to shake hands. CU. Miss Gibson. GV. Crowd. Miss Althea Gibson becomes first black woman winner of the US tennis championship.

    Start of the US tennis championship men singles final - Malcolm Anderson versus Ashley Cooper - all Australian final. SV. Malcolm Anderson and Ashley Cooper shaking hands. GV. Crowd. SV. Cooper serves, Anderson returns, Cooper returns, Anderson back again. Cooper runs back, puts it back at Anderson and Anderson smashes a point. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Anderson serves for match point and Cooper can do nothing with it. Jubilant Anderson hits a ball out of the ground as they run to the centre of the net. Australian Mel Anderson wins the US tennis final.

    SV. Vice-President Nixon with Miss Gibson and Mel Anderson handing out trophies. GV. Crowd. CU. Miss Gibson and Mel Anderson.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:40:00 / 01:23:10:00

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