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SYDNEY, January 29.
mervyn Rose and Rex Hartwig were untroubled to win their first Australian doubles title at White City loday in defeating Clive Wilder spin and Neale Fraser in ttraight sets.
All four players be gan in ordinary shoes, but asked for spikes after three games because of the rain that had fallen on the court From the start it was obvious that Rose-Hartwig were the superior team and it was just a matter of time before they ran out the winners. Wilderspin and Fraser fought hard, but found themselves up against a better team— a team that is fast proving itself the best in the world. Hartwig and Rose have not been playing as a team for long, and yet have earned themselves a big reputation by good wins. They must be now con sidered as the number one doubles team in amateur tennis. Hartwig's return of ser vice was easily the out standing feature of the match, and the way he moved in dose to return fast services was truly amazing. Most Improved This perhaps is the most improved department in Hartwig's game and has made him an outstanding doubles player. Fraser and Wilderspin did well to reach the final of an Australian doubles
title as neither player has been considered really good in doubles. Rose-Hartwig were able to break through Wilder spin-Fraser's service in each set but they went through the match without dropping service. Semi-finals Tomorrow's semi-final matches of the men's singles between Hartwig Bromwich and Rosewall Rose should provide plenty of interest. Hartwig is in fine touch and should be much too severe for Bromwich.
The Rosewall-ROM match should be close, however, as Rose is show ing his best form of the season, and at his peak is capable of beating any player in the game. I have a feeling that Rose will bustle Rosewall out of the match tomorrow and cause a surprise. Rosewall is also playing veil and, of course, is very keen to secure his second successive Australian cham pionship title. Results Men's Dankles Final. — M. Rose 3. Hartwlg (V.t d. N. Fraser IV.)-C. Wilderspin -WA). 6—3 - — *. 6 — 2. Wamcn's Slnsles Scnlanal*. r. Staley (V.) d. Mrs. K. Haw on (NSW), ft— I, s— I; Mrs. T. .onr INSW- d. M. Carter NSW). 6—2. 6—3. Mixed Doable* Semi-linai.— J. Iromwieh-Mlss B. Penrose NSW) d. C. Wilderspin (WA-- -. Focarty (NSW). 1—6, 6—3. ► — 2. Bojs' Singles Quarter-final ? I. Cooper (V) d. M. Davits OB). 7—5. 6—4. semi-nnai— r Smerson IQ) d. B. Bowman (8A). t — 6* 6 — 3. 6— 4. Juniar Girls' Stacks Finals— Hiss E. Orton IV) d. Miss L. Zothlan (V). 2 — 6, 6—1, «— 6; I Miss M. McCalman (V) d. Miss ! McLeod (WA), 6—1. 6—1. Junior Mixed Qaarter-finaL — W. Woodcock-M. Hellyer 1NSW1 d. W. Johnson-Y. Wells (SA(. 8—0. 6—2. Semi-finals— J. Fraser-Miss M. McCalman iVl d. W. Woodcock-M. Hellyer (NSW). 6—2. 6—2; A, Cooper Miss L. Coghlan (V) d. O. Stewart-Miss D. Harker (V).
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