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' Australian Successes.


ROME, April 21.

The Australian tennis players made a I successful debut at the Italian tennis cham ' pionships.

j In the doubles. Crawford and McGrath

reeled off game after game as though it was , a practice match, against Canepele and

Dellavida, young Italians, who were nervous '' and failed to do themselves Justice. The

match in which Quist and Turnbull beat i the Belgian pair, Lacrolse and de Borman, [ yielded a good fight for the first set, with i the lead changing hands repeatedly, but once i* the Australians found their game they proved ! too strone all round for their opponents.

' Crawford showed good form in the mixed

doubles and was well supported by Mile. Aussem. Hopman and his partner proved f too brilliant for their opponents, who saved

several match points and were really un f' lucky In not being able to take the match. ' Quist and Mile. Payot, who played at the '? top of their form in their first match, con t tinued to play brilliantly in the second round, : taking the first set easily, but thereafter V they seemed to ease up. They were forced . ' to play their best to pick the set at 8-6.


!. Men's Singles.-Quarter-finals: Hines \ (U.S.A.) v Stefan! (Italy). 7-5. 6-4, 6-2.

'. Men's Doubles.-J. Crawford and V.

McGrath (Aust.) v Canepele and Dellavida (Italy), 6-3, 6-2, 6-1; D. P. Turnbull and r A. Qulst (Aust.) v Lacioise and C. P. de { Borman (Belgium), 8-6, 6-2, 6-1.

! Mixed Doubles.-V. McGrath (Aust.) and

Miss S. Noel (Britain) beat V. Taroni and Miss Grone, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; D. P. Turnbull (Aust.) and Miss L. Valerio (Italy) beat Planner and Fraulein R. Kraus, 6-4, 8-6; A. i K. Quist (Aust.) and Mile. L. Payot beat

s Caska and Mile. A. Luzzatti, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; j H. Hopman (Aust.) and Mile. J. Jedrzejowska

(Poland) beat J. Brugnon and Mile. J. Gold V fcchmidt, 6-2, 6-2.

1 Second round: J. Crawford and Fraulein

Aussem v Lacrolse and Mile. Sole, 6-3, 6-1;

j A. Qulst and Mile. Payot v Bonte and Signor ! Ina Manzrutto, 6-2, 8-6; H. Hopman and Mile. ,,' Jedrzejowska v V. McGrath and Miss Noel, ; 6-4. 8-6.

i, Womens Doubles.-Semi-finals: Misses N.

M. Lyle and L. Dearmnn v Mrs. Sperling and Miss Thomas, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.


LONDON, April 20.

'" In the semi-final of the men's singles at

1. Melbury, H. W. Austin beat C. E. Malfroy

(New Zealand), 6-1, 6-0.

I", In the final. Austin beat G. L. Rogers (Ire

' land), 6-1, 6-2.

'? Miss D. Round beat Miss K. Stammers, 8-6, " 6-0 in the final of the women's .singles.


' PINEHURST (North Carolina), April 20.

'!. W. Allison won major honours at the J annual North-South tennis championship, ; winning the singles from Gilbert Hall, 6-4,

6-2, 6-4. He paired with Hall in the doubles !,. and defeated the Canadians Rainville and i* Watt, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6.

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