Sport: At Forest Hills

What interested people most about it this year was why Helen Wills Moody had decided not to defend her U. S. championship. She has been married eight months. In this period she has spent three months in Europe playing tennis. A brash guess was that the title she has won so often no longer seemed worth trying for. Her absence from Forest Hills took edge off the arrival of her most capable rival from abroad, Betty Nuthall, 19, of London.

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