The United States Open Tennis Championships begin Wednesday in Forest Hills, New York, with American Billie Jea n King and Australian John Newcombe heavy favourites to capture the singles crowns in the 12-day competition.
Rockaway Hunt Club courts on Long Island,
Cliff Richey (U.S. 7th seed) playing A. Franulovic (unseeded, darkish brown long hair and long sideburns). Franulovic from Yugoslavia (pls confirm). In background, Mark Cox (U.K.) playing B. Fairley (not sure nationality); Roger Taylor (tall dark hair) playing B. German (nationality uncertain but believe American); Alex Olmeda warming up; cutaways to spectators, other players on sidelines; ws and ls unbroken courts many players in matches and warmups; Forest Hills Tennis club, various views and estabs; signs and liste of all men and women competitors (slow pan down each list, zoom in to last name on womens list: Chris Evert (the???lt year old American who beat Virginia Wade for Vightmans Cup. Note: Seeded players names in red, couple shots sign painter and workmen.
N.B. No pro sets or practice sessions conducted at Forest Hills proper because they wanted to save the grass. to get grass court practice, men.. at least..played at Rockaway. Suggest cut together and simply omit mention of rockaway.
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Background: The United States Open Tennis Championships begin Wednesday in Forest Hills, New York, with American Billie Jea n King and Australian John Newcombe heavy favourites to capture the singles crowns in the 12-day competition.
Final qualifying matches for unseeded players were finished Tuesday at Forest Hills. Many players spent the afternoon in practice and playing so-called "Pro Set matches (8 games) to polish up their game