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POINT OF FACT

Aug. 24, 1964
Aug. 24, 1964

Table of Contents
Aug. 24, 1964

American League
Greasy Neale
People
Horse Racing
Baseball
A Girl Named Sinn
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments

POINT OF FACT

A quiz on the U.S. tennis singles championships to test the memories of players and armchair experts

? Who was the first foreign player to win the U.S. men's title?

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•Hugh L. Doherty of England, who beat the defending champion, William A. Larned, 6-0, 6-3, 10-8, in the finals in 1903. (Since then, seven Australians, two Frenchmen, one Englishman and one Mexican have won the tournament.)

? What four foreign players have won the women's title?

•Betty Nuthall of England, Anita Lizana of Chile, Margaret Smith of Australia and Maria Bueno of Brazil.

? Who was the first Negro to play in a U.S. singles championship?

•Althea Gibson, who made her debut at forest Hills, N.Y. in 1950. She lost to Louise Brough in the second round that year; but seven years later, at the age of 30, she beat Miss Brough in the finals, 6-3, 6-2.

? What record is shared by these five players: Richard Sears, William Larned, Bill Tilden, Mrs. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory and Mrs. Helen Wills Moody?

•Each won the U.S. title seven times. (Mrs. Mallory, who won a special Patriotic Tournament in 1917, is sometimes credited with winning the women's title eight times.)

? Has any player gone through the entire tournament without losing a single set?

•Yes; Maureen Connolly, in 1953, and Doris Hart, in 1955, accomplished this in the women's singles, while Tony Trabert did it twice—in the men's singles, likewise in 1953 and 1955.

? What player reached the greatest number of final rounds?

•Tilden was in a total of 10. (He lost three finals—to R. Lindley Murray, William M. Johnston and Jean René Lacoste.)

? Who was the oldest player to win the men's championship?

•Bill Larned, who won it in 1911 at the age of 38.

? Who was last year's winner of the William M. Johnston trophy awarded annually for sportsmanship?

•Davis Cup player (No. 5 nationally) Martin Riessen of Evanston, Ill.