Let the experts argue as they like about who has the best backhand in tennis; the question is at best academic. When it comes to arguing form on the courts there can be no question at this point as to who has the most bewitching backside. Since she first appeared swathed in tight-fitting gold lame pants, to the horror of staid Wimbledon, that distinction has belonged exclusively to Florida's Karol Fageros.
"I won't say my gold panties made me a better tennis player," says Karol, "but they certainly helped me go places."
The last place Karol went was Argentina, where she climbed to the semifinal round in the national women's singles, though not in gold pants, and won both the women's doubles (with Norma Baylon) and the mixed doubles (with Enrique Morea). It is good to be able to report that such an ambitious girl was not content to rest on her, well, laurels. The basis of Karol's game in Argentina was a brand-new pair of pants in vivid green. "I call this outfit a Hint of Mint," said Karol. "It seemed like a good contrast with gold and fit in nicely with the green Argentinian plains."
Over to you, Wimbledon.
Over & Under & Out
Old Colonel Wingshot boomed his boasts.
He would not yield the floor
Till his exasperated hosts
Rose up and choked the bore.