Tennis: The Homey Type

The trouble with being a girl athlete is that people often don't really think of her as a girl. Australia's Margaret Smith, however, never encounters that difficulty. She could trounce most of the world's male tennis players, but to anybody's eye she is vividly and unmistakably a girl.

Pretty and auburn-haired, Margaret Smith, 21, is the best woman tennis player in the world. She was the best girl tennis player in Albury, New South Wales (pop. 15,000), when she was only ten, and the "keeper" of the local public court would let her play only against boys. She liked to station...

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