Sport: Two-fisted South American

"Two hands for beginners" is not a saying that applies to tennis. In tennis two hands are for able freaks—one of whom last week made U.S. tennis fans sit up and take notice.

In the first major tournament of the summer, at the plain but pleasant Berkeley Tennis Club in Orange, N.J., a little, bowlegged Ecuadorian named Francisco ("Pancho") Segura got to the quarterfinals, only to be beaten after putting up a stiff fight against Jack Kramer, sixth-ranking player in the U.S.

Little Pancho Segura is the idol of Ecuador. Three years ago, at 16,...

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