Those gold panties won an easy victory on the fourth day of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London yesterday.
Those gold panties won an easy victory on the fourth day of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London yesterday. Wearing them, sun-bronzed Californian Karol Fageros beat Italy's flashing little star, Miss S. Lazzarin, 6-1, 7-5, in a second round game in the women's singles. Of course, the gold lame panties themselves had to be hidden. They were banned recently by the Wimbledon authorities as too distracting. So Miss Fageros covered them with a pair of wide-mesh lace panties and everyone seemed happy.
Excepting Miss Lazzarino, who complained after the game about the attitude of the crowd, who cared for "nothing but the panties", and about the constant clicking of cameras during her game.
Miss Fageros's win was , however, expected. Surprise defeats came for Chile's No. 5 seed, Luis Ayala, who was convincingly beaten 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 by casual-playing Nicola Pietrangeli, of Italy, and for American Janet Hopps, seeded No. 7 at Wimbledon, who was beaten 7-5, 9-7 by little Australian Norma Marsh.
Burly Pietrangeli is the dark horse of the championships so far. A gifted all-rounded, he is a former Rome soccer player and has great confidence in his chances at Wimbledon this year. In the next round, he meets Britain's only survivor in the men's singles, Bobby Wilson.
Women's holder Althea Gibson won her match yesterday, as did principal challenger young English girl Christine Truman.