Sport: Fire Over Ice, in Three Sets

At Wimbledon, two perennials turn each other around again

Wimbledon's determination not to assign a top women's seed before the world's toniest tennis tournament represented an equal kindness to Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert Lloyd. That meant, for nearly a fortnight, neither was No. 2, and the peace was wonderful. "Once you've been No. 1," as Evert Lloyd says with a cool stare (she could stare for a living), "you can never be satisfied with less."

Lopped off the head of the men's bracket in the quarterfinals, John McEnroe seconded that. "More and more, I understand Bjorn Borg for walking away (at 25, four years ago)," he murmured, after Naturalized...

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