Sport: Wimbledon

Played where golf, polo, jai alai, jujitsu and baseball are unknown, tennis amounts to a sort of outdoor Esperanto perfected by that spry, cosmopolitan band of young men and women who, in white clothes and becoming sunburns, buzz around the world to play it. Danes, Poles, Czechs, Australians, Chileans, French, Siamese, Americans, Japanese, English, Spaniards, Germans — they were all at Wimbledon last week for the sport's greatest tournament, the All-England Championships.

Men. Spain's Enrique Maier lost to Germany's courtly Baron Gottfried von Cramm. England"'s dashing, dark-haired Fred Perry, out to achieve the...

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