November 2, 1997 in Sports

Sampras In Finals

Compiled From Wire Services

Pete Sampras, playing with an aching shoulder, beat Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in the semifinal of the Paris Open and will play Jonas Bjorkman for the title.

Bjorkman advanced to the final by defeating defending champion Thomas Enqvist, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.

Top-seeded Jana Novotna beat defending champion Conchita Martinez 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow against unseeded Ai Sugiyama, Japan’s top player.

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