• Short Summary

    Virginia Wade of Britain, and Margaret Court of Australia, defeated Billie Jean King and Rosemary Casals, of the United States in a thrilling final of the hundred thousand dollar Bridgeston Women's Doubles Championship in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday (12 April).

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN Gillie Jean King and Rosemary Casals return play and winning point in sixth game of second set
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    2.
    CU Scoreboard (King/Casals First set 7-6, Second set Court/Wade leading 3-2)
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    3.
    CU King serving and winning point
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    4.
    SV Spectators
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    5.
    LV Scoreboard (showing second set to Wade/Court 7-6 and third and final set standing at 5-2 Wade/Court)
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    6.
    TV King serving with match point against her and loses point by hitting ball into net giving game, set and match to Court and Wade. Players shake hands and walk off court.
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    LV Scoreboard showing final score 7-6, 6-7, 2-6 to Court/Wade
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    CU Winners trophy presented to Miss Wade then Mrs. Court (3 shots)
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    KING AND CASALS WINNING POINT IN SIXTH CAME OF SECOND SET: KING SERVING AND WINNING POINT: SPECTATORS: WADE AND COURT WINNING FINAL GAME OF FINAL SET AND PLAYERS SHAKING HANDS AND WALKING OFF COURT: SCOREBOARD: WADE AND COURT PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES.




    Initials CL/1901 CL/1912



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    Background: Virginia Wade of Britain, and Margaret Court of Australia, defeated Billie Jean King and Rosemary Casals, of the United States in a thrilling final of the hundred thousand dollar Bridgeston Women's Doubles Championship in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday (12 April). The final score in favour of the British and Australian girls was 6-7, 7-6, 6-2.

    The semi-finals and finals of the Championship were held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, with 16 top women tennis players from six countries taking part. In addition to the trophies won by Miss Wade and Mrs. Court, they also received 17,500 dollars each, with Mrs. King and Miss casals receiving 10,500 dollars each.

    At the beginning of the tournament, Billie Jean King and Rosemary Casals were the number one seeded pair, with Francoise Durr of France and Betty Stove of the Netherlands, seeded number two.

    Miss Wade and Mrs. Court had surprised everyone in the semi-finals by beating the number two seeded pair. They won the first set against Durr and Stove 6-2; lost the second set ???6; but then clinched the match by winning the third 7-5.

    In their semi-final Mrs. King and Miss Casals had beaten Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia and Lesley Hunt of Australia 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.

    SYNOPSIS:Billie Jean King and Rosemary Casals of the United States, were favourites to win the final of the Bridgeston Women's Doubles Championship in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday. Their opponents were Virginia Wade of Britain and Margaret Court of Australia. After taking the second set, Miss Wade and Mrs. Court found themselves in the third at match point to win with four games in hand.

    Miss Wade and Mrs. Court had surprised everyone in their semifinal by beating the number tow seeded pair, Francoise Durr of France and Betty Stove of the Netherlands. but nobody expected them to win the final-but they did, thanks to a mistake by Mrs. King.

    The final score gave the British and Australian girls victory by seven six, six-seven, tow-six. In addition to the trophies with which they were presented, they also received seventeen thousand, five hundred dollars each. The losers received ten thousand, five hundred dollars each.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC81C2NEKMM9OH4JCTHOPRZZKM
    Media URN:
    VLVAC81C2NEKMM9OH4JCTHOPRZZKM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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