Tennis: Sep. 24, 1923

National Singles. Only 57 minutes were required by national singles champion William T. Tilden, II, to defend his title from world's singles champion William M. Johnston in a disappointing straight-set final at the Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia. Tilden was at top form; Johnston, beaten before he stepped onto the turf. It was Tilden's fourth successive title. Score: 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

Virtually every day of the tournament there was an exchange of telegrams between Tilden and Miss Pola Negri, emotional film star, in Hollywood. Just before his crowning triumph Tilden read a long wire from Miss...

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