Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 15, 1958

¶ Harlem's Althea Gibson (TIME cover, Aug. 26, 1957), 31, defending her U.S. national championship at Forest Hills, defeated California's 22-year-old Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) and announced that she will retire from amateur tennis for a year to sing professionally. Australia's Ashley Cooper, 21, shrugged off an ankle injury in the last set to defeat 23-year-old Aussie Mai Anderson (6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6), defending champion, in the national men's championship; for the first time in the 78-year history of the tournament no American even reached the semifinals.

¶ Two days after Kentucky Breeder Leslie Combs II paid Owner Ralph...

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