Queen Mother Of Tennis


Oh, I love that picture. He’s such a nice boy. It was taken at Pine Manor Tennis Camp a few years ago— 1971, maybe. Arthur came up to get his feet fixed (there was a podiatrist at Pine Manor), and I was over there that day. Arthur had a good sense of humor. I was wearing a pin the Virginia Slims Tournament people had given me the summer before, which said “You’ve come a long way, baby.” You know, that thing they say. So when I was saying good-bye to Arthur on the porch at Pine Manor that day after the picture was taken, he noticed my pin, and he said, “You sure have come a long way, baby.”