Sport: Wightman Cup

Next to Helen Wills Moody, Wimbledon's favorite U. S. lady tennis player is brown-eyed little Sarah Palfrey Fabyan who, almost singlehanded, beat the British Wightman Cup team in 1934 by winning two matches which everyone expected her to lose. Last week, 10,000 of Mrs. Fabyan's admirers gathered in Wimbledon's uncomfortable old stands to see whether history would repeat itself. It was the second day of the Wightman Cup series. England was leading, two matches to one with four matches left.

Smiling demurely, Mrs. Fabyan started the day by playing rings around pretty Kay...

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