Tennis: Wimbledon

One reason U.S. amateur tennis is in such parlous shape is that talent too often goes unrewarded. Puerto Rico's Charles Pasarell, for example, has won two straight U.S. Indoor championships and was the only American even to reach the men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon—yet he was passed over for the 1967 Davis Cup team. Then there is Billie Jean Moffitt King, 23.

A chubby California housewife, "Jillie Bean," as friends call her, is the No. 1-ranked woman player in the world —but at home last year she had to share the U.S. Lawn Tennis...

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