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English Victory at Wimbledon
Action from the 1926 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles final between Kitty Godfree and Lilí de Álvarez.
This short newsreel features action from the 1926 Ladies' Singles Final at Wimbledon between Kathleen 'Kitty' McKane Godfree versus Lilí de Álvarez - both of whom were ranked in the top ten in the 1920s. This item features a mix of shots of serves and returns, with much of the play on the baseline - and of course, the traditional images of spectators' heads turning from side to side. Godfree recovered from a poor start in the third set to win.
The Wimbledon Singles Final held mixed blessings for both players: Godfree had won in her previous final in 1924, while de Álvarez would reach the final in 1927 and 1928...and lose both!
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