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    Tennis stars in action.

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    Tennis stars at the World Hard Court Championships.

    Centre Court of the Stade Francais at Saint-Cloud, nr Paris, France.

    MS male players running back and forth hitting ball; serving. MS as female and male player pose holding racquets. CU's of several different men posing for camera. MS tennis match in progress. Camera stays on one of the women (Molla Mallory, possibly in a different tournament, perhaps at the London Championships at Queen's Club) volleying; serving. Pulled back shot of same; showing more of court and spectators.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1930
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:02:00 / 01:28:46:00
    ON 371 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    The venue for the men's match is the centre court of the Stade Francais at Saint-Cloud near Paris, so the tournement is probably the World Hardcourt Championships, a forerunner of the French Open. The footage of the women's player is of Molla Mallory, but the footage appears to have come from two different grass-court tournaments. The longer segment may be of play from the old London Grass Court Championships held at the Queen's Club.

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