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LAWN TENNIS.

Dr. G. G. Sharp, of New South W#Jf* who has been nominated as a menMier of the Australasian. International *I*W» Tenni3 team, made his fiM appesttwwe in a tournament in England ,l»8t ]pont»» at the Surrey chamipionship held at Surbiton, His "debut -wasw»tcw? : : with great interest, for he icame wj» the reputation of' being next beat m» '-; in Australasia, to Norman Ifrookes «p ; Anthony Wilding. On the railM»ddo courts at hoWever, J)r. SWM form was not up to champiqjishigetaa* , i ; ard by very long chalks, fnd..-■fii^tbe'''... first round of the Surrey singles CMS*" pionship, he was beaten, by A. I* B*St* ley, by two seta to one, and 17.,gM8«»' to 15 (7—5, <t—6, 6— 4f. Another.A«*T tralian knocked out in the first ?op* , 'was S. N. Doust, who was beaten 1* that excellent and improving player, J., C. S. Kendall, by two sets to lo,ve,l(M» Associated in the doubles, BWI and Douet showed to much, better.*!", vantage. Sharpe, indeed, played beauttfPT; tennis, and was quite a different mM to the one seen in the singles- f?W; v. Australian pair beat their the first round by 2 sets,to love, and l? games to 2, their placing down the si<U« lines being specially goi)d. t Anthony Wilding was the "star" performer at the Austrian ehampimueSv meeting, held at Prague in May. X? entered for all three events, hut inwje mixed doubles, the New Zealander am his partner, Fraulein Schmeykal bnjy survived two rounds, bemg the third by S. Zemla and Fraulejn Madar-asz by two sets to one (6—-4j &?J' 1 —5) ; after a tough and most interest-; j ing match. In the gentlemen's single* Wilding (the holder) had a very easy task to retain the laurels he won !"§* year. Not one of his opponents ga?e him any serious trouble, and hia most., I dangerous adversary, G. M. Simonflj scratched after reaching the semi-fln>* i round. In this Wilding easily beat Craw ! ley, 6—3, 6—l, and in the final 0. Kreuzer was smothered and beaten, β-li" I three successive sets. In. the double* I Wilding and Simond were far too g°°* for the couples pitted against them, an* simply romped through to the final. 5* this they met the brothers Zemla,? wfl" mftde , a farily good show against thfl r redoubtable opponents, but were eaejlybeaten at the finish by three setMo love, and 19 games to 10 (6—3, 6-2).

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LAWN TENNIS., Auckland Star, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 160, 6 July 1907

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LAWN TENNIS. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 160, 6 July 1907

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