Sport: Out of the Past

Since the liberation, French tennis stars of the gay, bygone days have been creeping back in the news. (Notable exception: flamboyant Jean Borotra, last reported under arrest as Vichy's ex-Sports Director.) This week Yvon Petra, a native of Indo-China, captured the French championship by defeating former Davis Cupper Bernard Destremeau, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. Then dapper little Henri Cochet, 45-year-old ace of the '20s, paired with Pierre Pellizza to win the doubles crown from Petra and Destremeau.

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