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Highlights from the conclusion of the men’s and women’s singles at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 1955
Sport 1955 13 mins
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.
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