United States tennis star Mrs. Billie Jean King today (Friday) won the women's singles title?
GV King serving (opening point of match) to trail 0-15.
GV King serves for game and wins PAN TO crowd
Goolagong serves (2nd game) for
Goolagong serves again and loses point to trail 15-40
SV King takes next service on fore-hand and wins when Goolagong hits into not. Game to King against serve.
SECOND SET (Last game) GV Goolagong serves for 30-40
GV Goolagong serves and outs and King wins match. King throws racket in air. Players off court to side.
GV Crowd applauding
SV & ZOOM IN King receiving trophy form Duke of Kent
KING SERVING IN FIRST GAME, LOSING OPENING POINT BUT WINNING GAME: GOOLAGONG SERVING AND LOSING THREE POINTS AND FIRST SET: GOOLAGONG SERVING IN SECOND SET AND KING WINNING MATCH POINT: MRS. KING RECEIVING TROPHY FROM DUKE OF KENT.
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Background: United States tennis star Mrs. Billie Jean King today (Friday) won the women's singles title a the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis championships for the fourth time. Mrs, King, who held the title from 1966 to 1968, defeated defending champion Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3.
At the age of 28, the Californian becomes the first player to win the title four times since another American, Louise Brough, accomplished the feat in 1955.
Today, he experience proved too much for Miss Goolagong, who last year succeeded in eliminating Mrs. King in the semi-finals/ Though the American started nervously, she was the first to break service, racing to in lead of 5-2.
At that point, Miss Goolagong broke back to take Mrs. King's service. But the Australian then lost her next service game--and with it, the first set.
In the second set, the first six games went with service. Then Mrs.king forged ahead to take the next three games and the match.
SYNOPSIS: In the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis championships, Billie Jean King of the United States serves in her campaign to win the women's title for the fourth time. Her opponent on Friday was the reigning champion Evonne Goolagong of Australia. After a nervous start, Mrs. King--who held the Wimbledon title from 1966 to 1968--held on to win the first game.
Miss Goolagong was soon in trouble during her first service game. Both players showed signs of tension in front of the fifteen-thousand crowd. But Miss Goolagong was the first to crack, trailing 15-20.
Miss Goolagong serving again. Last year she eliminated Mrs. King in the semi-finals at Wimbledon. But this time, the American continued to exploit the weaknesses of Miss Goolagong's service for break point at 15-10.
Mrs. King won the next vital point to break the Australian girl's service. And she went on to take the first set six-three.
The second set began evenly. But then Miss Goolagong lost another service game to trail 5-3. Here she was serving to stay in the match. Mrs. King won a vital match point at 30-40.
Miss Goolagong serving with match point against her. She loses--and Billie Joan King, at the age of twenty-eight, becomes Wimbledon champion for the fourth time.
Applause for Mrs. King's 6-3, 6-3 victory, which had taken only fifty minutes. The Duke of Kent, President of Wimbledon's All-England Club, resented the Californian with the huge, gold-plated championship salver.