Sport: Tennis Lesson

When he comes home from his first professional tennis tour, U.S. Amateur Champion Tony Trabert will be $75,000 richer—a nice reward for polishing his game by playing with Pancho Gonzalez, pro champion of the world.

Tony took his first instruction last week in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, and for two sets it looked as if he had a chance of upsetting his master. His serve had a wicked hop; his volleys were too sharp to handle. He went out in front 11-9, 6-3. Across the net, Pancho looked off form. Playing it pretty, he sliced and chopped, tried to keep Tony off...

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