Sport: Thick & Thin

From the opening day of the U. S. Women's National Championship at Forest Hills last week, the experts and the small crowds tried hard to discover that pale, taciturn Helen Wills Moody was at the end of her rope. Playing against one of the greatest fields of women tennis players ever assembled, she was wearing a brace to hold in a loose vertebra. But while other players were "winning easily" 6-4, Mrs. Moody was as usual being "extended" 6-2. Meanwhile the U. S. champion, Helen Jacobs, whose coronet Wimbledon Champion Moody had come coolly...

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