For Women, A Golden Age

Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, eight times U.S. champion between 1915 and 1926, thought a woman should admit "that she is a woman and adopt a style of tennis play which will call for all the generalship and strength which she can claim--but not for more." Whole new ball game, Molla. No self-respecting Williams would let "but not for more" cross her lips, and muscled-up Jennifer will sweat blood on the court just as soon as rock-hard Andre. You can credit Martina Navratilova for this, what with the way she gave Chris Evert her get-thee-to-a-gym marching orders. Or you can credit Title IX,...

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