The Paris Stadium Roland Garros was filmed by VISNEWS May 28 as Britain's Christine Truman reached the women's singles final in the French hard court lawn tennis championships by beating Sandra Reynolds of South Africa in three sets 4-6, 8-6, 6-2.
BIG CV Christine Truman at far end during play against Sandra Reynolds.
TOP V Ditto, Miss Truman scores.
CU Miss Truman's service and play.
SV Miss Truman changing ends.
TOP V Ditto.
LV Miss Truman serves and returns.
CU Sandra Reynolds during play.
CU Yul Brynner seated among spectators.
CU Miss Truman changing ends.
LV Miss Truman during play.
GV Sandra Reynolds during play.
CU Christine Truman makes final score.
SCU Spectators applaud.
SV Christine Truman shakes hands with Sandra Reynolds at end of game.
CU Christine Truman puts on cardigan.
SCU Christine Truman shakes hands with Sandra Reynolds..final score... 4-6, 8-6, 6-2.
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Background: The Paris Stadium Roland Garros was filmed by VISNEWS May 28 as Britain's Christine Truman reached the women's singles final in the French hard court lawn tennis championships by beating Sandra Reynolds of South Africa in three sets 4-6, 8-6, 6-2.
Set against the slim and more mobile-looking South African girl, the British Junior Champion of 1956/57 and titleholder of Italy and Switzerland, found it heavy going at first. For much of the opening set and a long spell in the second, Miss Truman faltered and was often outpaced on the forehand. Yet, with her opponent leading 2-1 in the second set, Christine recovered splendidly and swept home to victory.
In the finals, Miss Truman will play against formidable Hungarian Mrs. Kormoczy, unbeaten for two years on any hard court and known to handle a racket with the precision of an automation.
Miss Truman cam to Paris for the championships at her own expense, following a dispute with the British Lawn Tennis Association who censored her for being "uncooperative".