Sport: Little Miss Moffitt

Any girl could be pardoned for having the trembles, and no one, least of all Wimbledon's seeding committee, expected much else of Billie Jean Moffitt. Though she had won a handful of minor U.S. titles, the chunky, bespectacled little Californian was only 18 and had never won a major singles tournament; at Wimbledon last year, she lost out in the very first match. The seeding committee gave her a first-round bye. And then it sent her up against Australia's No. 1-seeded Margaret Smith, a big girl with a big game, virtually undefeated in the...

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