Ted Williams, on tennis: "My backhand isn't so good, though it's not a matter of power. I slice the ball instead of following through."
Harry Wheeler, father of Lucile Wheeler, after her world downhill victory last week at Bad Gastein: "It's not worth it. The pressure [on her] is too much. The years of practice, the exercise. It's just not worth it."
Jack Kramer, a deft needler, launching the U.S. tour of Pancho Gonzales and Lew Hoad: "Old Pancho is not anxious to get out there any more. He'd rather be doing something else. But for economic reasons he has to go through with it."