Evonne Goolagong on her fourth attempt finally took the Women's Singles title in the Australian Open Championship.
GTV Play in progress, Goolagong nearest camera serving to Evert. First set, Evert wins rally.
GTV Goolagong serves (nearest camera) during second set Evert wins point to take second set PAN to scoreboard.
GTV Goolagong serves during third set (furthest from camera) wins match. PULL BACK TO GTV crowd around court and players walking off.
GTV Goolagong receives trophy on the court, surrounded by photographers.
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Background: Evonne Goolagong on her fourth attempt finally took the Women's Singles title in the Australian Open Championship. In Melbourne on Tuesday (January 1), after being runner-up for three successive years, she beat Chris evert of the United States in a brilliant match 7-6, 4-6, 6-0.
During the first two sets, the two young players looked pretty well matched. It took a tie-breaker at 7-5 for the Australian to take the first set. At the end of the second set, Miss. Goolagong had a conference with her coach, Vic Edwards, and in the final set she reverted to her familiar net-rushing tactics, conceding only ten points to the American.
Had Miss. Evert won, it would have made a happy double for her and Mike Connors, her American fiance. Connors had won the Man's Singles title on Tuesday.
SYNOPSIS: During the second set Evonne Goolagong was forced into playing Chris Evert's style.Miss. Goolagong serves, with Chris Evert at set-point.
Evert was in command with her deeply-placed drives.
Chris Evert had drawn level in the match, winning the second set, six-four.