Sport: Wilson's Tennists

In Los Angeles one night last week Tennist Ellsworth Vines beat Fred Perry 4-6, 13-11, 8-10, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening encounter of their second year of coast-to-coast professional barnstorming. This year's tour has a new promoter and a new mode of pay. Instead of Francis T. Hunter, the promoter is Chicago's Jack Harris, promotion chief of the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. The mode of pay—to stimulate competition and quell suspicions of collusion after they finished all-even last year—is a bonus for each victory (in addition to salary) and a bonus for the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!