| NEW YORK. Monday (A.A.P.). — Ken Rosewall beat former amateur tennis champion
Rod Laver 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 yesterday to win the all- Australian final of the United States professional grass-courts championship at Forest Hills.
Rosewall gave the crowd of 5,000 a brilliant demon- stration of the strokes which have made him the world's
His performance left little doubt that he stands alone at the head of professional
The champion completely
demoralised the red-headed left-hander, whose game fell apart under Rosewall's con- tinued pressure.
Rosewall's faultless return
of service, decisive volleying, and well-placed service kept Laver off balance.
Laver's flashing backhand, so evident in his amateur days, let him down and he fell into a stream of errors. The match took only 70 minutes.
Rosewall's victory netted him a prize of £A6,240. and he went through the three rounds of the championship matches without losing a set.
The promoters of the tour- nament apparently took a substantial loss on" their total: estimate of outlay of £17.850
as crowds were small on the first three days and yester- day's turnout "hardly made up the deficit.
The Australian profes- sionals leave for Europe next week, where they have a long schedule of appearances, cul- minating in a 16-man cham-
pionship tournament at Wembley. London, in Sep-