• Short Summary

    VAN WINITSKY OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY SCORED AN UPSET 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA'S MARK EDMONDSON IN THE FINAL OF THE HONG KONG TENNIS CLASSIC. NEITHER PLAYER GOT INTO TOP GEAR IN A RAIN-MARRED GAME THAT WAS PLAYED OVER TWO DAYS. WHEN THE MATCH RESUMED IN THE SECOND SET TODAY AFTER BEING SUSPENDED YESTERDAY, EDMONDSON, THE NUMBER FIVE SEED, SEEMED TO BE IN DANGER OF IMMEDIATE DEFEAT. HAVING DROPPED THE FIRST SET, AND LEVELLED 5-5 IN THE SECOND, HE QUICKLY FACED TWO MATCH POINTS BUT FOUGHT BACK TO WIN THE SET 10-8 ON A TIE-BREAKER.

    BUT THIS WAS TO BE ONLY A REPRIEVE. WINITSKY, A RESOURCEFUL LEFT-HANDER, COUNTERED THE AUSTRALIAN'S POWER TENNIS WITH A VARIETY OF INCH-PERFECT STROKES THAT HAD HIS OPPONENT POUNDING FROM ONE SIDE OF THE COURT TO THE OTHER.

    THE CRUCIAL MOMENT CAME IN THE NINTH GAME WHEN EDMONDSON FLUFFED AN OVERHEAD SMASH AND LET THE AMERICAN IN FOR THE BREAK AND THE MATCH.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Women's final in progress between Wendy Turnbull and Sabina Simmonds. Result: Turnbull (australia) beats Simmonds (italy) 6-3, 6-0
    42 ft

    2.
    GV's Men's final in progress between Mark Edmondson and Van Winitsky, the match was suspended because of rain but Winitsky went on to win. Result:Winitsky (U.S.A.) beat Edmondson (Australia) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
    74 ft




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    Background: VAN WINITSKY OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY SCORED AN UPSET 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA'S MARK EDMONDSON IN THE FINAL OF THE HONG KONG TENNIS CLASSIC. NEITHER PLAYER GOT INTO TOP GEAR IN A RAIN-MARRED GAME THAT WAS PLAYED OVER TWO DAYS. WHEN THE MATCH RESUMED IN THE SECOND SET TODAY AFTER BEING SUSPENDED YESTERDAY, EDMONDSON, THE NUMBER FIVE SEED, SEEMED TO BE IN DANGER OF IMMEDIATE DEFEAT. HAVING DROPPED THE FIRST SET, AND LEVELLED 5-5 IN THE SECOND, HE QUICKLY FACED TWO MATCH POINTS BUT FOUGHT BACK TO WIN THE SET 10-8 ON A TIE-BREAKER.

    BUT THIS WAS TO BE ONLY A REPRIEVE. WINITSKY, A RESOURCEFUL LEFT-HANDER, COUNTERED THE AUSTRALIAN'S POWER TENNIS WITH A VARIETY OF INCH-PERFECT STROKES THAT HAD HIS OPPONENT POUNDING FROM ONE SIDE OF THE COURT TO THE OTHER.

    THE CRUCIAL MOMENT CAME IN THE NINTH GAME WHEN EDMONDSON FLUFFED AN OVERHEAD SMASH AND LET THE AMERICAN IN FOR THE BREAK AND THE MATCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2DZGFQFZ0NP928RU6UTG557P6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DZGFQFZ0NP928RU6UTG557P6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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