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LAWN TENNIS SINGLES

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WON BY GEOFF BROWN

LONDON, June 17. (AlAJP.)^

In a three-set marathon of 62 games, which, lasted nearly three hours, the Australian Davis Cup player, Geoff Brown, to-day won the Kent-lawn" tennis .champion- ships singles title fdr the second time and showed ' he was building* up to Wimbledon form

He was successful in 1948 and to-day he defeated his fellow Australian, Billy. Sidwell, 8-6, 7-9, 17-15. It was. ,a sparkling; match with - Brown relying mainly on a cannon-ball service, . with which : on a ''bowler's : wicket," " he showed be can beat the best.

After his .win Brown said: "My game is improving with «each tournament and I am ".looking forward to Wimbledon with con- fidence."

.The first ~ 12. games went with: the service, but Brown in the third-set at 7-6 saved two match points to clinch. a~ win. In .the 25th game, he .again-: took Sid well's sendee, hut- had to battle on to the 31st game before final victory:

' Sidwell's ' complaining\ court maimer and- fiddling tactics notorious in 'Australia-bad the Kent spectators more than > an- noyed;-* Sidwell -afterwards^'ëx plainèd his conduct by recalling that 10 years ago he trod' oh a ball and received an injury which put him out of compétitive ten- nis for three months. He said this was the reason- for - his at- titude. ' -

"Gorgeous ' Gussie"' Horan won the women's singles title, de- feating her American compatriot, Nancy Morrison,' 44, 6-1, 6-2.

In the men's -troubles final, Mul loy and Sturgess defeated Brown and Sidwell 10-8, 3-6, 6-2.

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