Sport: Better than Expected

British sportswriters fumed in disbelieving rage. "The show put on by our team." wrote one in the London Daily Mirror, "was lamentable, inexplicable, and utterly unexpected." Said the Daily Telegraph: "Had their [the Americans'] exploits been recorded in a school adventure story, it would have been held to be improbable." Demanding to know how the highly favored British women's tennis team could have suffered such a humiliating defeat (6-1 ) at the hands of the U.S. girls, the Daily Sketch called for an official investigation. Indeed, about the only Britons who gracefully accepted the loss of the Wightman Cup at...

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