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WIMBLEDON.

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Crawford's Magnificent

Fight.

COCHET ELIMINATED BY COLLINS.

LONDON, June 21.'

Australia may take heart at"to-day's results, firstly, because I. G. Collins unexpectedly eliminated the much-feared Cochet, and secondly, because^ J. B. Crawford, forced Into a real fight by Dr. J. Gregory, played mag- nificently. . , t

When the news of .Cochet's struggle reached the centre court many spectators left to see the giant-killing, but In doing so missed a match in which the play sometimes rose to the greatest heights. It was always full of in- terest. Gregory, who can serve and smash with the best, carried all before him in the first set, serving severely, driving deeply, and occa- sionally venturing to the net with ferocious

smashes.

CRAWFORD'S BATTLE.

Crawford took some time to find his touch. His service lacked severity. By the time he was properly into his stride, after dropping the first two games, the Yorkshireman raced away with the set, playing delightful tennis, with enterprise and great daring, reminiscent of his form on the Australian tour. Then Crawford showed real form, throwing his weight into the service, and hitting backhand and forehand winners with great elegance The second set was all in Crawford's favour, but the rallies, in which each repeatedly pounded the other's baseline, delighted the spectators. Crawford, with another burst of brilliance, ran to 4-1 in the third set, but Gregory, boldly attacking, overhauled him, and led 6-5, but was unable to maintain the pressure, t.nd dropped the set.

The effort to draw level tired Gregory, who was never after that so formidable. He nulled up from 4-1 to 5-3, but the Australian won comfortably, inspiring hopes that he will go much farther. He will next meet Boussus.

COCHET BEATEN.

The day's sensation was the defeat of Cochet by Collins, who was in Australia in 1928 Little importance was attached to the drop- ping ol the first set by the Frenchman, but when a terrific driving duel ensued in the second set and Collins returned the hottest shots, it was realised that Cochet was facing defeat Showing all his famous mastery of strokes and perfection In placing, Cochet forced the Scotsman Into so many errors that he took the third set 6-0, but he seemed tired and lacking in concentration in the fourth set, in which there were numerous errors Collins continued his attack, and drove home his advantage. He was tumultuously cheered He achieved an extraordinary victory. Cochet was often flustered, and was not his usual calm self Once he had the linesman changed.

OTHER MATCHES.

There was another clear-cut Australian vic- tory when J. Clemenger mastered the persis- tent and quick-footed Yorkshireman, A Brown, out-generalling him, and ending the match with a rasping backhand straight down the line Clemenger repeated yesterday's good form, and served aggressively.

A bright match, well worthy of the centre court, was that in which H. Hopman defeated Malfroy in straight sets. The Mew Zealander played well in the first set, but Hopman raced through the next two sets Malfroy smashed effectively, whenever Hopman put up anything short. His high-bounding service sometimes worried the Australian, but Malfroy's back- hand weakness and his uncertainty in ground shots caused his downfall. Hopman was more aggressive than yesterday. His judicious tosses and spectacular recoveries were warmly applauded He will meet Vines in the third

round

The first Australian casualty occurred when Austin's sister. Mrs Lycett, proved too severe for Mrs. Crawford. The latter retrieved gal- lantly, but Mrs. Lycett scored many points with stinging drives to the corners. She generally attacked, while Mrs. Crawford was

forced to defend.

AUSTRALIAN DEFEATS.

Neither of the Australian defeats was un- expected. Both C. Sproule and Mrs. Craw- ford were seemingly overawed by the atmos- phere. G E Mangin hit too haid, especially in his service, for Sproule, who was over- shadowed until the third set. He was also rather unlui ky.

There Is nuch speculation as to whether Hopman will repeat his Queen's Club victory over Ellsworth Vines, who Is still apparently unacclimatised. and below form. Late to- night he was practising with Sproule.

E D Andrews (NZ.), had another com- fortable victory, eliminating the useful Oxford University player, Tinkler, despite the fact that he Injured his ankle in the second set.

Results:

Hopman beat Malfroy, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2; J. Clemenger beat A Brown, 6-4, 6-1, 9-7; Vines beat Burrows, 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; Borotra beat G N. O Ritchie, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; Van Ryn beat Kingsley, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 8-6; Satoh beat Sherwood, 10-8, 6-4, 6-4; Andrews beat Tink- ler, 10-8, 6-0, 6-3; Boussus beat Von Cramm 4-6, 8-6, 6-0 6-4; Austin beat Gandar Dower 6-2, 4-6. 6-3, 6-2; Wood beat Wheatcroft, 6-3, 5-7. 6-1, 6-3; Crawford beat Gregory, 2-6, 6-2. 8-6, 6-4; Mangin beat Sproule. 6-2, 6-2, 9-7: I. G. Collins beat Cochet, 6-2, 8-6, 0-6, 6-3; Lee beat R. J. Ritchie, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4; Perry beat David. 6-4, 6-3. 5-7, 6-1.

Women's Singles (first round).-Miss Covell beat Mrs. List, 6-1, 2-1 (retired): Frauleln Krähwinkel beat Mrs. King, 6-2. 6-3; Miss Stammers beat Mrs. Harper, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5; Mrs Wills-Moody beat Mdlle. Couquerque, 6-1, 6-1: Mrs. Whittingstail beat Miss Lyle, 9-7, 4-6, 6-0; Mrs. Lycett beat Mrs. Crawford, 7-5, 6-2.

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