Tennis: Two Little Words

There is nothing wrong with tennis that a little British ingenuity can't cure.

Last week, by an overwhelming vote of 295 to 5, officials of the British Lawn Tennis Association decided to delete two little words — amateur and professional — from their rule book. Next year, all the game's men and women will be merely "players." So pros, for the first time, will be eligible to compete in the All-England championships at Wimble don, the oldest (91 years) and most prestigious tournament in the world.

The British decision was praiseworthy, and even...

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