Camilla Martin

In the pressroom, two American journalists were chatting. Suddenly, all conversation stopped. Both men were riveted to a television monitor, where competition from another venue was being pumped in. "I'm covering badminton tomorrow," said a scribe.

Several sports in Sydney have a Patrick Rafter or Anna Kournikova type in the draw--a real looker--but none has anybody to equal badminton's Camilla Martin of Denmark, who was the attraction on the pressroom TV. To say she is smashing is not just to describe her game. But her game, as it happens, is indeed smashing. At 5 ft. 9 in., she is usually taller...

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