Althea Gibson, smart-stroking New Yorker, took up slack after U.S. Davis Cuppers failed miserably, scored triple in New South Wales tournament at Sydney. At top of fast, accurate game, Althea wore down Shirley Fry 10-8, 6-2 for women's title, teamed up with Miss Fry to win women's doubles and with Aussie Neale Fraser, who bowed to scrambling Ken Rosewall 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in men's singles final, to take mixed doubles crown.
DIED—Clifford Mooers, 67, dashing rags-to-riches Texas oilman, real estate operator, sportsman, owner of Lexington's Walnut Springs Farm, one of turf's leading owners and breeders (Old Rockport, Hasty Road, Traffic Court, Traffic Judge, Howdy Babe, etc.); of heart attack, in New York. In racing only since 1945, Mooers' horses finished first 291 times, piled up $1,842,624 in purses.
DIED—Colonel Hiram E. Tuttle, 73, longtime dressage expert, U.S. Olympic equestrian in 1932 and 1936, accomplished violinist (with Boston Symphony); after long illness, at Fort Riley, Kan.