Sport: The Way of a Champ

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After World War I, big-time tennis counted its blessings and found them many. They were headed by "Big Bill" Tilden and "Little Bill" Johnston, about to begin their famous battles, and behind them were other tennis greats: Kumagae, the lefthanded Jap; Australia's Norman E. Brookes, Vinnie Richards. On the distaff side Suzanne Lenglen, the greatest girl player ever to swing a racket, had just gained control of her strokes, if not her temper. Helen Wills, a poker-faced youngster, was on her way up, copped the U.S. Nationals in 1923. In the...

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