Sport: Struggle at Wimbledon

For two long and bitter days they slugged it out, smashing serves with unladylike power, skirmishing boldly at the net, fighting off the cramps of fatigue and responding to mounting pressure by simply getting tougher. When the battle was over at Wimbledon last week, the British girls had outlasted the Americans, 4-3, and won the Wightman Cup, but not before players on both teams had produced a caliber of tennis that was unmatched in years for sustained drama.

The excitement began building with the very first match. San Diego's petite Karen Hantze, 17, was...

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