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BEV AND KRISH HAVE A WEEK

Aug. 24, 1959
Aug. 24, 1959

Table of Contents
Aug. 24, 1959

Old Archie
Nice Boys
Alaska
Motor Sports
Food
Part II The Great MacPhail
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

BEV AND KRISH HAVE A WEEK

The British really expected to keep the Wightman Cup this year. The Australians expected to have no trouble with India's improvised team in the Davis Cup interzone finals at Brookline, Mass. But the week brought forth some unexpected headliners: Beverly Baker Fleitz of Long Beach, Calif., 29 and mother of two, beat Britain's Christine Truman to regain the Wightman Cup for the U.S. at Sewickley, Pa., and the brilliant young (22) Ramanathan Krishnan of Madras gave the Australians a chill on their way to the Davis Cup challenge round.

This is an article from the Aug. 24, 1959 issue Original Layout

Of the two surprises, Bev Fleitz's was the more consequential. Her victories over Angela Mortimer and Miss Truman led the U.S. to its 4-3 match victory. Krish defeated Australia's Rod Laver (runner-up at Wimbledon) with a mastery that had elderly spectators murmuring about Bill Tilden. Obviously tired, he dropped his final match with Neale Fraser and the Indian threat expired.

LISSOME BEVERLY BAKER FLEITZ FOLLOWS THROUGH ON A VOLLEY AT SEWICKLEY IN MATCH SHE WON FROM ANGELA MORTIMER

Personable Indian, Ramanathan Krishnan, flashes well-earned wide smile after upsetting Australia's Rod Laver at Brookline.

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