Sport: After the Cup

It just wasn't Britain's year in international sport. Against one of the strongest U.S. teams ever sent to the courts, Britain's tennis team knew that it had no chance to take home the Wightman Cup (for women's tennis). But there was a match to be played, and 38-year-old Captain Ted Avory, who helped select the British team, had picked the best in British tennis. U.S. spectators, taking his word for that, decided that he had also picked the best-looking (see cut).

"Stalling! Stalling!" The day before the matches, the U.S. girls practiced under a blazing sun on the Forest Hills (L.I.)...