Former Wimbledon Champion, Maria Bueno of Brazil, made a triumphant comeback to international tennis on Monday (14 October) when she won the Women's Singles in the Japan Open Tournament in Tokyo.
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TV Rosewall serves to Newcombe and Rosewall wins point with lob(Rosewall in foreground)
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SV&GV Rosewall serves and wins point when Newcombe nets ball Players walk off court
SV PULL OUT GV Newcombe serves from far end and Rosewall wins point to win first set (2 shots)
SV&GV Rosewall serves and Newcombe wins point after long rally
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GV PAN FROM Scoreboard to Ebbinghaus serving to Bueno and wins point after rally (3 shots)
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SV&GV Bueno serves and Ebbinghaus nets ball Bueno wins game set and match.
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Background: Former Wimbledon Champion, Maria Bueno of Brazil, made a triumphant comeback to international tennis on Monday (14 October) when she won the Women's Singles in the Japan Open Tournament in Tokyo. She defeated the number one seed, Katja Ebbinghaus of West Germany, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to pick up the title and the 6,000 U.S. dollars (GBP 2,500 sterling) prize money.
Miss Bueno, Wimbledon Champion in 1959 and 1964, returned to top-class tennis only five weeks ago. Her last victory was in South America in March 1969. She was seeded third for the Japan Tournament, and the five year lay-off with persistent arm trouble seemed to have little effect on her playing skill.
The Men's Singles Final provided yet another clash between top Australian tennis star John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall. Newcombe defeated his compatriot to take the championship 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, after Rosewall had won the first set easily.
Newcombe lost to the veteran Rosewall in both the Wimbledon and the United States Championships earlier in the year, but on this occasion he managed to secure both the title and the 15,000 U.S. dollars (GBP 6,250 sterling) prize-money.