Larsen Leads Yank Winners at Wimble: Four Men and Eight Women Representing States Enter Championship Quarterfinals, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Larsen Leads Yank Winners at Wimble Four Men and Eight Women Representing States Enter Championship Quarterfinals By JOHN B. McDERMOTT United Press Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England, June 29. — Art Larsen, U. S. singles titleholder from San Leandro, Calif., carried the American banner into the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis championships today as Althea Gibson, first Negro ever to compete in the tournament, was eliminated. Playing on the center court before a packed stadium of 8,000, including the Dowager Queen Mary and Premier Clement Attlee and his wife, the 26-year-old left-handed Larsen extended himself only when necessary to beat Thorsten Johansson, Swedish Davis cupper, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Miss Gibson was eliminated by a fellow-American, Beverly Baker of Santa Monica, Calif., 6-1, 6-3, as five U. S. women won third round matches in straight sets, sending eight Americans into the round of 16. The three leading British Empire threats — top-seeded Frank Sedgman and seventh-seeded Ken McGregor of Australia and eighth - seeded Eric Sturgess of South Africa — also reached the mens singles quarter-finals in a day devoid of any upsets. Sedgman turned in an easy 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 victory over young Fausto Gardini of Italy, who yesterday upset Gardner Mulloy of Coral Gables, Fla.; McGregor played spotty tennis in beating Paul Remy of France, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; and Sturgess whipped Bernard Destremau of France, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Larsen was the only one of the tournaments four remaining Yanks to compete today. Herb Flam, of Beverly Hills, Calif., meets Dr. Hans Van Swol of Holland; Dick Savitt of Orange, N. J., plays Josef Asboth of Hungary, and 17 -year -old Hamilton Richardson, of Baton Rouge, La., faces Armando Vieira, of Brazil, in fourth round matches tomorrow. Advance With Miss Baker The U. S. women who advanced with Miss Baker were third-seeded Doris Hart, of Coral Gables, Fla.; fourth-seeded Shirley Fry, of Akron, Ohio; seventh-seeded Nancy ; Chaffee, of Ventura, Calif., and British-born Mrs. Rita Anderson of Los Angeles. Defending champion Louise Brough, of Beverly Hills, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Osborne duPont, of Bellevue, Del., and Mrs. Barbara Scofield Davidson, of San Francisco, had made the fourth round previously. Miss Hart eliminated Mrs. Nancye Breton, of Australia, 6-4, 7-5; Miss Fry trounced Suzanne Schmitt, of France, 6-1, 6-0; Miss Chaffee defeated Arvilla Mc-Guire, of Piedmont, Calif., 6-3, 6-3, and Mrs. Anderson downed Wendy, Stork ol England, 6-2, 8-6. By winning, Larson qualified to play the winner of the Savitt-Asboth match in the quarter-finals. The ambidextrous Miss Baker, seeded fifth in womens singles, had too much power for the 21 -year-old Miss Gibson. The lanky Negro girl stormed the net frequently in an effort to break up Miss Bakers powerful baseline game, but committed numerous errors in the process. In the second set, with Miss Baker leading 4-2, Miss Gibson deuced the seventh game on the Cali-fornians service, but Miss Baker clinched the game with some crisp placements and never was threatened after that. Richardson and Budge Patty, of Los Angeles reached the third round of mens doubles with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory ovei Dr. Van Swol and Ivor Rinkel, of Holland

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