Your article by Walter Bingham on the recent professional tennis tournament (A Legend Dies on the Court, July 8) left me and, I am certain, many thousands of others with a heavy heart.
Those of us who have followed tennis for more than just a few years will always remember Pancho Gonzalez as one of the really great ones in tennis history. To read that his defeat was "one of the happiest moments in tennis" for Tony Trabert does not endear my fellow Cincinnatian to me.
CARL M. GUTMANN
Trabert could not have chosen a better time to get in his below-the-belt blows than this one, since he caught "the king" after a 21-month layoff and a convincing beating at the hands of Alex Olmedo, who only a few years ago was such a flop at Forest Hills. Oh, well, to the victor goes the spoils, and you, Tony boy, have had yours. Pancho might not be the biggest diplomat on the court, but after seeing him play in Oklahoma City there's no doubt in my mind of his greatness. I will put my money on Pancho any day if he wants to make a comeback on the pro tour. I don't suppose I would have to look far to find others who feel the same way, would I?
I couldn't help thinking of the world's two fine, highly respected athletes, Rafer Johnson and C. K. Yang. Is it possible that if Rafer attempted a comeback at this time and failed Yang "would have his happiest moment in track and field"? I think not!
Newport Beach, Calif.
Thank you for showing us how really small Tony Trabert is! Even his home-town fans here disown him. Pancho Gonzalez has been, and always will be, an asset to the game of tennis.
The woman pictured in the sailboat with Bill Muncey in your July issue (Special: The Large Economy Size in Gold Cups) and identified as his wife is Miss Peggy Lawton of Seattle, a member of my Adams Cup crew.
MRS. BILL MUNCEY
Mercer Island, Wash.
?For a clearer view of Mrs. Muncey, see above.—ED.
Since when is the Glen Flora Country Club located in Chicago (The Rich Get Richer, July 8)? Please advise all of your millions of readers that the Glen Flora Country Club is located in Waukegan, Ill., the Seaport to the World.
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