• Short Summary

    As the French tennis championships reached its final stages, top seeds Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and Harold Solomon al reached the semi-finals to join Vitas Gerulaitis who had already qualified.

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    1.
    SV Jimmy Connors (US) serving and winning point against Hans Gildmeister (Chile) in French Open Tennis Championships. Crowd applauds. (2 SHOTS)
    0.35

    2.
    GV Bjorn Borg (Sweden) serves from far end and after rally takes match point against Corrado Baruzzuttu (Italy). Crowd applauds. (3 SHOTS)
    1.17

    3.
    GV Harold Solomon (US) serves to Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) and after long rally, Vilas loses game, set and match.
    2.00




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    SPORT: TENNIS
    FRENCH LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As the French tennis championships reached its final stages, top seeds Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and Harold Solomon al reached the semi-finals to join Vitas Gerulaitis who had already qualified.

    SYNOPSIS: In the first of the quarter-finals, played Tuesday (1 June) Connors beat Chilean Hans Gildmeister in three straight sets. Here, Connors rounds off his most convincing win in the championships.

    Bjorn Borg, still two days short of his 24th birthday, also scored a straight-sets win over Italian Corrado Baruzzutti. The mighty Borg, seen here winning the third set, has dropped only 27 games in five matches in reaching the semi-finals.

    The game between Harold Solomon, seen serving, and Argentinean Guillermo Vilas, provided the only upset of the quarter-finals. Solomon, seeded sixth, won a four-set battle with the number four seeded Guillermo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MERXZ98L6S7R8VYB1QVXJXH5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MERXZ98L6S7R8VYB1QVXJXH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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