- Title: JAPAN: TENNIS - Czechoslovakia beat Sweden in first round of Federation cup
- Date: 10th November 1981
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (VISNEWS - KIMIAKI TANAKA) GV U.S. team arriving at opening ceremony GV Chinese team in front of crowd GV Teams applauding at opening ceremony GV Crowd applauding GV Wikstedt serving to Tomanova and play. Wikstedt hits ball into net. End of first set GV Scoreboard. ZOOM OUT TO Tomanova serving. Play and Tomanova loses point GV Member of audience GV Wikstedt serves and loses match. Players shake hands GV Crowd applaud GV Mandlikova serving to Ekblom. Play and Mandlikova wins point GV Crowd applaud GV Ekblom serves. Play and Mandlikova wins GV Crowd applaud GV Mandlikova serves and wins match
- Embargoed: 25th November 1981 12:00
- Location: Japan, Japan
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Sports
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- Story Text: INTRODUCTION: The Women's Federation Cup tennis tournament opened in Tokyo on Monday (9 November).This year, 32 nations are competing.In the first match, Czechoslovakia, the number two seed, had a clear 3-0 win over Sweden.
SYNOPSIS: The US team, the top seeds and holders of the Federation Cup, are bidding to win their ninth tournament.
China sent a team for the first time.
The opening match was between Renata Tomanova of Czechoslovakia and Sweden's Marie Wikstedt, who is serving.
CU AT 0.34 Tomanova won the first set 6-2.
But Tomanova did not have it all her own way.
With Tomanova ahead 5-4, Wikstedt served to stay in the match, but lost the game and match.
Then, Sweden's Elisabeth Ekblom met Hana Mandlikova, serving in the headband.
Mandlikova went on to dominate the game.
The Czech girl won 6-2, 6-3.
CUE AT 1.56 The Czech later won the doubles.
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