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HAWKES-PATTERSON j Go Down Gloriously. '
LONDON, July 7.
Australiana took part In two of the final»» of the lawn tennis championships at Wimble
don tn-day, but In both Instances they wen
Patterson and Hawkes, In the final of the men's doubles, went down gloriously to the French pair, Cochet and Brugnon.
Age was one of the reasons popularly ad- vanced for the expected defeat of Patter- son and Hawkes, yet paradoxically the slow- ness of the final was their undoing. Twice during the week they survived the shock tac- tics of two of the world's renowned pnlrs To-day the phlegmatic Frenchmen fought thom
A majority of those In the densely crowded rentre court, which vins graced by the pre- sence of their Majesties the King and Queen was all for the Australiana, as wa3 the case Inter when Miss Akhurst and Crawford played. Sighs of "Oh!" when the winning shots Jual missed the Unes Indicated a desire tar an Australian victory.
The master mind of the day nan Cochet, who unw to it that It was au alTalr of big artil- lery, Lob or smash as the Australians would, Cochet made amazingly vicious tfhota
back to baseline.
Lobbing was al) right against Bruguon, who more often than not meekly netted, but he frequently atoned by brilliant roturas from a lervlce to the opposite aide line, when the Australians resorted to the American forma- tion for Interception».
Hawkes thin year shares Tllden'a populurltj na the mo3t spectacular player. Even Cochet, to the crowd's amusement, footled his googly I service. IlnwUeo had not the hobt chance for close up volleys, but took plenty of winners with a forehand svvoep from service. He smashed and lobbed admirably. It was an Irony ot tate that the pet point of a seemingly endless first set should have been made through one of his lobs being nn inch over the
The Frenchmen nearly had set point In the twelfth game of Hawkes' service. Thrice It was vantage to the Frenchmen, till"Patterson gamed a murderous smash. The sot depended on capturing the service which the Australians might have done In the seventh game,' on Brugnon's service at 15-40, but tor Patteraon'B awesome, but Inaccurate loop tho loop back- hand, which pUcd up losses. It was much like ualug a 12-inch gun when a penrllle would suffice, Tho number of times the Frenchmen hit winnora down the contre show- ed how wide Cochet kept the game. Like Brugnou, he found many oí Patterson's can non-bnll services unplayable, but a fow tlmeB he whipped thom back with such undetectable speed that Pattorsou was helpless.
It was one of these shots that paved the way for the socond set point off Patterson's service, after 30 love, Tho set occupied 20 minutes, compared with the first, 65 minutes.
The duels had appreciably shortened, thanks to tho lncrcnsing deadllness of Cochot'B long- distance amasheB. The third sot also went service for service. The Australians frittered away a chance for the Bot at the seventh game. Cochet's Benlee went to deuce, then nltornate advantages, before Patterson per- petrated a feeble lol). Hawkes netted n volley, and tho final capture of Hawkes' service was
a chapter lu the Australian's Ill-luck. Pat- ' tcrson killed fiercely, yet Cochet returned a wonderful passing winner. Patterson twice sliced Across the court, the ball going out by the smallest margin.
The Frenchmen reached sot point. Hawkes sent down nn aco next, and Imlf-volleycd a shade too strongly. Then Cochet punched on Hawkes' spin service, and made an unre turnnblo winner. The contest did not ap- proach Thursday's thrills, and could not really bo tlescrlbod as great.
Miss Akhurst and Crawford, In their final against Miss Ryan and Spancc, made a great recovery from 1-3 to 4-8, as a result Oí fino passing, also Crawford's volleying. Tho Australians reached set point, and Crawford threw away the game with a double fault. Later ho made two unpnrdonnbly wild
, In the second set Crawford produced a mix- ture superb and sorrowful, while'his oppon- ents, notably Miss Ryan with slices, traded on Miss Akhurst's Innocent second service.
Tho Australians recoverod from 1-3 to 4-5, and looked like levelling, when. Crawford scored two 'gorgeous nldellno placements from Spenco'a serving. However, he wns out- manoeuvred, and his volleying Into the net lost tho next three points, and the match.
Wimbledon has the highest opinion of Hawkes, Hopman, and Crawford, and regards Crawford os a coming champion when ho learns to concentrate and takes the game more seriously.
Men's Singles.-Final: Lacoat* beat Cochet, 6-1, 4-0, 6-4, fi-2.
Women's Singles.-Final: Miss Helen Wills (Amorlca) beat Slgnorlta De Alvercx (Spain), G-2, 0-3.
Men's Doubles.-Final: Cochet and Brugoon I Fra nee) beat Hawkes and Patterson (Aus- tralia), 13-11. 0-4, 6-4.
Mixed Doubles.-Quarter-Anal: Crawford and Miss Akhurst beat CoChet and Miss Bennett, 8-lfl, fl-4, 0-S; Moon and Mrs. O'Hara Wood beat Crole-Itees and Mrs. Watson, 0-4, 6-4. Somi-flnal: Spence and Miss Itynn beat Hunter and Miss Wills, 4-0, 0-4, 0-3,' Crawford and Miss Akhurst beat Moon and Mrs. O'Harn Wood. 6-3, 7-6.
Final: Spence and Miss Ryan beat Crawford and Tiilss Akhurst, 6-2, ,6-3,
Women's Doubles.-Seml-flual: Misses Har- vey and Bennett beat Miss Boyd ahd Miss Akhurst, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3.
Final: Mrs, Watson and MIBS Saunder beat Miases Harvey and Bennett, 6-2, 6-3.