The National Tennis Finals at Forest Hills, New York. Brazil's player Maria Bueno wins the women's title against England's Christine Truman by a score 6-1 and 6-4. A large crowd of spectators cheer the players. In the men's championship Australian Neale Fraser wins against America's Alex Olmedo.
Fidel Castro visits New York City, April 15, 1959, and gives a speech to large crowd in New York's Central Park. Back in Cuba, revolutionaries show officials and members of the press, a prison cell and injuries suffered by a former prisoner. They display instruments of torture used by the Batista regime. Colonel Cornelio Rojas, Chief of Police in Santa Clara, is seen in jail cell. He is walked under guard by revolutionaries and stands against a wall before a firing squad who execute him on orders of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Revolutionaries bringing charges against Batista officials. People testify against them. Accused Lieutenant Enrique Despaigne Noret appears before a judgment panel. He is later seen, handcuffed, stepping from a vehicle at San Juan Hill,Santiago de Cuba, January 12, 1959. He stands before a firing squad and is allowed to write something on a paper. He is then shot and falls into a ditch or grave behind him.
America wins over Great Britain in the women's singles tennis match in Forest Hills, New York. A tennis match in progress in a court in West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, during the Wight Cup Classic Tournament. A large crowd watches the match. Helen Jacob of California plays against Margaret Scriven of England. Helen Jacob wins the match with a score of 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. Helen Jacob is awarded the trophy in a ceremony, by the officials. Helen Jacob holding the trophy flanked by the officials and Margaret Scriven.
A tennis game in Forest Hill, New York. Vinnie Richards of the United States and Karel Kozeluh of the Czech Republic enter a tennis court for a game. The players battle it out on the court to win a professional title. Vinnie Richards beats Karel Kozeluh by three sets to one to win the tournament. Richards being presented the winning trophy after the match.
Nineteen year old, Henry Ellsworth Vines, of Pasadena California and opponent George Lott, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, battle for 1931 National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, New York on September 12, 1931, in the 51st U.S. Men's Singles Tennis championship match. They are seen entering the stadium before a capacity crowd, and shaking hands before the match. Views of several strokes and exchanges during the match. At the end, both players meet at the net,shake hands, and walk off the court together. Vines beats Lott (79 63 97 75). Vines poses with trophy.
Players of Australia win U.S. National Singles Championship of tennis in Forest Hills, New York. Margaret Court of Australia, plays tennis match with Darlene Hard and wins the U.S. National Women's Singles Championship title. Spectators watch the match and cheers the players. Rod Laver of Australia plays tennis match with his opponent Roy Stanley Emerson. Rod Laver wins the U.S. National Men's Singles Championship title. Spectators give standing ovation to Rod Laver. Rod Laver holds the trophy and smiles.