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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 September

Ken Rosewall Wins U.S. Open Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, N.Y. And Upsets Lew Hoad'S Chance at a Grand Slam of Four World Titles

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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58 seconds
Lew Hoad throws his tennis racket as he walks off the court; Ken Rosewall and Hoad compete to win the championship; Rosewall wins and is presented with the American trophy by former Governor Thomas Dewey, and Hoad receives a plate for second place.
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