For the third successive year, Chris Evert-Lloyd of the United States has won the Italian Women's Open tennis championships -played in Perugia on Monday (10 May).
GV Mandlikova in far court serves, wins point after rally.
SV & GV Mandlikova receives serve, wins rally with passing shot. (2 SHOTS)
GV Evert-Lloyd serves from far court, Mandlikova hits return out, ZOOM TO scoreboard.
GV Mandlikova serves from near court and after rally wins point.
GV Mandlikova serves, after rally hits ball out.
GV Evert-Lloyd in far court waiting to receive serve, wins rally.
GV PAN Crowd.
SV Mandlikova and Evert-Lloyd shake hands at net, then walk off court.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Following her win in the Italian Open, Chris Evert-Lloyd moved into second place in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament standings with 430 points. Andrea Jaeger of the U.S. leads on 450 points after six tournaments played.
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Background: For the third successive year, Chris Evert-Lloyd of the United States has won the Italian Women's Open tennis championships -played in Perugia on Monday (10 May). It was a straight sets win over Czechoslovakian, Hanna Mandlikova. Earlier, the young Czech, serving from the far court -- had won her way into the final by defeating the U.S. veteran, Billie-Jean King. Top speeded Evert-Lloyd said after the match that her serve was 'really on ' and helped to win some of the decisive points. Mandlikova appeared to lose concentration in the final and made little use of her superiority as a net player. On many occasions she fell victim to superb ground strokes by her opponent. Chris Evert-Lloyd won eight games straight , before conceding a game, then took the tile six-love, six-three (6-0, 6-3).