Richardson Upsets Patty at Wimbledon: Defending Champion Beaten by 17-Year-Old U. S. Junior Titleholder in Second Round, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-28


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1 1 1 5 1 . f 3 r 1 [ , . : " - * " a * " j „ I ■ * ■ * a a ". ■ » * ;• u s " J 2 _ i t - y e ! |j 5 a f " a - a to o r Richardson Upsets Patty atWimbledon Defending Champion Beaten By 17-Year-Old U.S. Junior Titleholder in Second Round By JOHN B. McDERMOTT United Press Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England, June 27.— Freckle-faced, 17-year-old Hamilton Rich-1 ardson, TJ. S. junior champion from Baton Rogue, La., sprang one of the greatest upsets in the history of the Wimbledon tennis tournament today when he eliminated defending titleholder Budge Patty of Los Angeles, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 10-8, 6-4. With his mother watching from the side- lines, the blond, crew-cut Richardson put on a remarkable exhibition of coolness under fire as he rallied in the final two sets to eliminate the erratic 27-year-old playboy Patty in the second round. "Budge had a weak backhand and I played it up," said the smiling, six-foot southern youth in summing up his startling upset. "I thought before the match that I had a chance to beat Patty, but to tell you the truth, I didnt believe I would." Although the American defending champion was eliminated, the remainder of the powerful TJ. S. contingent made one of the greatest single-day showings in the his- tory of the tournament. Six other American men, including TJ. S. singles champion Art Larsen of San Leandro, Calif., swept into the third round with straight sets victories as a crowd of nearly 25,000 watched the third day of play in sunny weather. Eight Score Without Set Loss Eight TJ. S women, headed by defend- ing champion Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, Calif., and TJ. S. champion Mrs. Mar- garet Osborne duPont of Wilmington, Del., also scored singles triumphs without the loss of a set — one at the expense of a fellow-American. Third-seeded Larsen, pressed only in the third set, had little trouble in eliminating Geoffrey Pais, English Davis Cupper, 6-3, 6-1, 12-10; fifth-seeded Herb Flam of Beverly Hills, Calif., walloped Czeslaw Spy- chala, former Polish Davis Cupper now living in England; sixth-seeded Dick Savitt of Orange, N J., trimmed Edmund Davis of England, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1, and 36-year-old Gardner Mulloy defeated John Horn of England, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4. Besides Richardson and the four seeded American stars, two unseeded Californians — Straight Clark of Pasadena, and Gene Garrett of San Diego — also scored second round victories. Clark downed Sverre Lie of Norway. 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, and Garrett, a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, beat Josef Palada of Yugoslavia, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. While most of the American men ad- vanced to the third round with ease, top- seeded Frank Sedgman of Australia and second-seeded Jaroslav Drobny of Egypt — the two top-ranking non-American entries — moved up only after hard-fought four-s set matches. Sedgman was extended by Sven Davidsson, Swedish Davis Cupper, 6-4, 7-9, 6-4, 6-2, while Drobny was given a surprisingly tough fight by Torsten Ul-, rich, Danish Davis Cupper, before winning, 11-9, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Miss Brough defeated Gem Hoa Hing, a Chinese girl living in Britain, 6-1, 6-3, and Mrs. duPont trimmed Mrs. Suzy Kormoczy of Hungary, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the fourth round of womens singles. In the second round matches, third-seeded Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla., beat Mrs. Maria Weiss of Argentina, 6-0, 7-5; fourth-seeded Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, whipped Betty Rosenquest of South Orange, N. J., 6-3, 7-5; seventh-seeded Nancy Chaffee of Ventura, Calif., trounced Evelyn Attwood of New Zealand, 6-1, 6-0, and Mrs. Barbara Scofield Davidson of San Francisco beat Margaret Carlisle of England, 7-5, 6-1. Two unseeded American women, Arvilla McGuire of Pidmont, Calif., and British- born Mrs. Rita Anderson of Los Angeles, scored first round victories. Miss McGuire downed Mrs. Vera Thomas of England, 6-2, 12-10, while Mrs. Anderson eliminated Mrs. Gladys Lines of England, 6-4, 6-4. Larsen and Flam were the victims of an upset in the first round of mens doubles when they lost to Davidsson and Lennart Bergelin of Sweden, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.. In other first round mens doubles matches, Mulloy and Savitt defeated Tony Starte and B. G. Neal of Britain, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3; Garrett and Raymundo Deyro of the Philippines eliminated Edmund and Her- man David of Britain, 6-2, 6-0, 6-2, while Richard Henry of California and Bohuslav Hyks of Czechoslovakia were beaten by Drobny and Eric Sturgess of South Africa, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1.

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