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International Tennis Stars

Betty Nuthall and Cristobel Hardie take on Lambert Chambers and Elizabeth Ryan at the tennis tournament in Nice

Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins


Emerging British tennis star Betty Nuthall and her partner face a stern test against the formidable might of multiple Grand Slam winners Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers and Elizabeth Ryan. The quality of the play is a joy to behold, with elegant backhand shots and sliced forehands. One illustrious spectator enjoying the game is the Duke of Connaught, whose winter residence is nearby on Cap Ferrat.

This newsreel item most likely shows a match played at the tournament in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, near Nice, with Betty Nuthall partnered by fellow Brit Cristobel Hardie. Lambert Chambers, GB, and Elizabeth Ryan, USA, went on to win the tournament.