Sport: Tennis with a Twist

Gussie Moran got top billing as the tennis pros opened their winter tour in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden last week; Jack Kramer, Pancho Segura and Pauline Betz Addie took what poster space was left. As a reflection of tennis ability this made no sense, but the pros knew what they were doing. Their box-office mixture is not tennis alone, but tennis with a brimming jigger of circus stuff.

So it was no great surprise that in the week before the match, prancy Gussie Moran, seventh-ranking U.S. amateur last year, spent a good part of her time in press conferences where she was...