Sport: Latest Comet

Californians say her backhand is as smooth as Don Budge's. Ex-opponents declare her serve is as powerful as Helen Wills's. The girl who is trying to live up to this flossy build-up is California's 19-year-old Louise Brough (rhymes with stuff), U.S. Girls' tennis champion.

Louise may be no Helen Wills. But so far this season her go-getting game has been the sensation of U.S. tennis. While the men's grass-court tournaments produced no consistent winner, this big, blonde 145-lb. Amazon has smashed her way to five successive victories in big-time women's events.

Twice she trounced...

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