The 1953 Davis Cup Challenge Round: Australia 3, United States 2

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  1. kiki

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    Yes, Gorman had great results and was rock solid and quite of a complete player, very adaptable as well.But he lacked the serve of Smith or the return of Connors, or the athleticism of Ashe.

    The WCT Aetna WC was a big event those years, quit like the women´s Wightman Cup, which was essentially the very same thing.Only that changing Australia for the United Kingdom.
     
  2. Dan L

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    If Connors had played at Cleveland, it was (?) rubber, his best surface...could have won two matches, but Australia wins it 3 to 2.
     
  3. Dan L

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    Yes, that is right...Queen Mary was the grandmother of the present queen, and thus the physical similarity.

    Not sure about the new arrival...the royal women have a certain family likeness.
     
  4. Dan L

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    As recognition of last week's special royal event, here are the current Queen's appearances at Wimbledon in 1957 and 1962.

    In 1957, she watched Hoad win the men's final, and presented the women's trophy to Althea Gibson.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EJCqBsh2Dk

    In 1962, she presented the men's trophy to Laver.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGAo4oyBkMo
     
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    It was carpet but was it a rubberized carpet? I don't know.
     

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