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Winning Wimbledon
Winning Wimbledon

Winning Wimbledon 1955


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Winning Wimbledon 1955

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Hadingham

Revisit Wimbledon in 1955 with these highlights of the women’s singles final. An all-American final features Miss Louise Brough and Mrs Beverly Baker Fleitz, with Brough winning a dramatic match to become champion for the fourth time. The men’s semi-finals produced a surprise victory by unseeded Kurt Neilson over the number two seed Ken Rosewall. Neilson faced the number one seed Tony Trabert in the final, but lost in straight sets.

Directed by

Peter Hadingham




1950s Wimbledon championships


Tennis on Film




United Kingdom



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