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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 7, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Billie Jean bolstered sagging net Hopes by the associated press it took a battling housewife from Long to up hold the prestige of american Tennis in while grandiose plans for reviving the Davis cup team ended in frustration at Porto and americans again Fried to get a Man player farther than to a quarterfinals in their own nationals at Forest Billie Jean Moffitt King battled her Way to the top in women the bespectacled californian gave an overwhelming performance in sweeping to the Wimbledon beating mar Garet Smith of Annette Van Zyl of South Africa and Maria Bueno of Brazil in route to the she also won the South african Tennis a radio photo Billie Jean King Wimbledon Queen Crown and aided the United states in winning the federation cup and Wightman cup team in one stretch she suffered Only one loss in 10 Tournai King became upset Over the selection of an Umpire in the nationals at Forest Hills and lost her first round virtually by to Kerry Melville of this opened the door for miss the Classy b r a z i i i a to sweep through to her fourth american she easily beat Nancy Richey of Dallas in a new Star was born on the Center she was 18 year old Rosemary Casals of san who carried miss Bueno to the limit in the Semi the hard hitting girl also beat King twice during the the season proved a Dud again for americas who failed to win a single major the biggest disappointment came in the Davis cup inter zone won by the brazilians the Davis cup team had been formed at the first of the year under Captain George Maccall and had trained under a subsidy of a Day per yet the yanks failed for the fifth time in scribe says better at London Mirror boxing writer Peter Wilson said that bantamweight Champion Masahiko fighting Harada will Al most certainly retain his world title As Long As he continues to defend it in Japan with japanese officials in commenting on tues Days fight in where Harada made the third successful defense of his Crown with a in title Only out on loan Walt Scotland a Walter who lost his world flyweight boxing title to Chartchai Chioni in Thailand last returned Home and his father manager Joe Gans told Wel Comers you can say the world championship is Only out on loan at the Gans said the thai Champion would have to decide about Grant ing Mcgowan a return bout be cause he is in the commanding position but we would like nothing better than another fight with him and there is nothing surer than Walter would win Back the a bleeding Cut on Mcgowans nose caused the title bout in Bangkok to be stopped in the ninth round for a technical Knock 22 Pacific stars stripes 1967 animus 15round decision Over Mexico said As a Neutral i think it Only fair to record that its going to be almost impossible to defeat Harada in Japan with japanese Wilson did not quibble with tuesdays verdict in favor of although he did not award him the fight by As wide a margin As did the ring i entirely agree that Harada but although i made the margin much 58 to it was one of those curious bouts where the Winner looks much bet Ter than he is on Wilson Wilson that japanese referee Masao Kato let Harada get away with Al though he Harada is not a viciously foul the daily Mirror picture of the fight showed Medel trapped on the ropes and Harada hitting him Low with a right Desmond Hackett of the daily the other British Colum nist at wrote in similar also agreeing that Harada was a Good Hackett advice to British Hope Fuls was stay Clear of this fight ing bar jockey in Miami Miami a jockey Jacinto Varquez was suspended for five Days by the stewards at tropical Park Here for careless Riding in the sixth suspension begins seven years to gain the Challenge Cliff a 19yearold dal Las was chosen Over Arthur Ashe for the singles spot and he lost both first to Edison then to Tomas after the doubles team of Dennis Ralston and Ashe had sent America into a 21 the americans lost both closing the nations 1 bowed to Mandarino in the decisive of the four major Champion no player won More than Manuel Santana of Spain won at beating ral Ston in the Fred Stolle of Australia dominated the a the French title was won by Australia Tony Roche and the australian by Australia retained the Davis cup by drubbing India 41 in the Challenge the aussies thus won the Davis cup three years in a seven of the last eight years and 14 times since Stolle and Emerson gave the aussies a 20 Lead in the opening singles Stolle Over whelmed Ramanathan and Emerson trimmed Jaideep Krishnan and Mukerjea re bounded in the doubles to Down Tony Roche and John Emerson sewed it up by beat ing and Stolle made it defeating next an outstanding new Book from prizewinning Vietnam War correspondent Tom Tiede not for a generation has there been a War reporter like Tom already his Brilliant writing has earned him two of journalism highest accolades the Ernie Pyle memorial award and the National headliners award for distinguished 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