Sport: Going, Going, Gone At Wimbledon

For tennis umpires and tabloid writers, unusual quiet

With no John McEnroe from the start and no Jimmy Connors for long, the 100th Wimbledon felt its age. According to Chris Evert Lloyd, 31, "Anyone who chases that yellow ball around a tennis court has to feel young." To exaggerate the point, last week her husband John lost his opening match and retired from singles competition at 31. The championships took on a theme of passage.

By their own frequent accounts in the public prints, the Lloyds are prone to slight disagreements. He has liked rock music; she has liked a rock musician. But they differ on nothing else quite...

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