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  • Graf To Skip Australian Open

    Steffi Graf, four-time winner of the Australian Open, will miss next month’s tournament because she still has not recovered from knee surgery. Her manager, Hans Engert, did not say Monday …


  • Huber Overcomes Hingis

    Anke Huber sent Martina Hingis to only her sixth loss of the year, defeating the world’s No. 1 player 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the first …


  • Agassi Wins In Minors

    Andre Agassi took only 52 minutes to down Sargis Sargsian 6-2, 6-1 and capture the inaugural HealthSouth/ USTA Men’s Challenger of Burbank. It was Agassi’s first tournament title since he …


  • Sweden Wraps It Up

    Tom Gullikson hoped to erase America’s ugly history in this cold, coastal city when he arrived with his U.S. Davis Cup tennis team for the finals, but he wound up …


  • Sampras Injured; Chang Goes Down

    Michael Chang hits the deck after missing a shot in his Davis Cup loss to Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman. Photo by Associated Press


  • Sampras, Chang Open Davis Final

    Pete Sampras will need a firm grip to get past Sweden’s Magnus Larsson. Photo by Associated Press


  • Novotna Finally Gets Big Victory

    Exorcising the pain of past disappointments, Jana Novotna finally put a major tournament title on her resume. “Even if I don’t win another match, I proved I’m the player I …


  • Novotna, Pierce In Finals

    Jana Novotna and Mary Pierce will meet today for the title in the $2 million Chase Championships. Pierce became the first French player to reach the title match in this …


  • Sampras Leads U.S. Against Tough Swedes

    Eight tournament victories, two Grand Slam titles and a fifth straight year as the world’s No. 1 player. What else is left for Pete Sampras to accomplish in 1997? Winning …


  • Novotna Sole Survivor Of Top 6 Chase Seeds

    Second-seeded Jana Novotna defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Friday night to claim a spot in the semifinals of the season-ending Chase Championships in New York. Her semifinal opponent …


  • Pierce Beats Hingis

    Mary Pierce prevailed on her third match point to hand Martina Hingis only her fifth loss of 1997, this one coming in the quarterfinals of the season-ending Chase Championships by …


  • Davis Cup Lineups Selected

    Pete Sampras will join Michael Chang, Todd Martin and Alex O’Brien on the U.S. team that will face Sweden in the Davis Cup final next week. Jonas Bjorkman will lead …


  • Sampras In Line Again

    Every time Pete Sampras lost a round-robin match at the ATP Tour World Championship, he went on to win the title. It should be a good sign going into today’s …


  • Kafelnikov Defeats Chang

    Michael Chang was whipped by Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-3, 6-0 in the ATP World Championship in Hanover, Germany, yet because of the round-robin format, the world’s No. 2 player will get …


  • Sampras Rebounds

    Pete Sampras strikes a forehand on his way to victory over Greg Rusedski in the ATP Tour World championships. Photo by Associated Press


  • Sampras Vs. Moya

    Defending champion Pete Sampras, ranked No. 1 in the world, drew three tough opponents for the first round of the ATP Tour World Championship in Hanover, Germany. Sampras’ group includes …


  • Sampras Tops Atp For Fifth Year In Row

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  • Seles Bounced

    Venus Williams’ kid sister, Serena Williams, 16, stunned Monica Seles with an awesome display of power to reach the semifinals of the Ameritech Cup in Chicago. Williams, ranked 304th, outserved …


  • Sampras Takes Paris

    Even bothered by a sore arm, Pete Sampras was too good for the field at the Paris Open and virtually clinched the No. 1 ranking for the fifth consecutive year. …


  • Sampras In Finals

    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 …


  • Sampras In Semis

    Top-ranked Pete Sampras survived a sore shoulder and defeated Thomas Muster 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Paris Open Friday. Sampras went to a clinic for precautionary X-rays. …


  • Sampras Wins In Paris

    Pete Sampras, the world’s top-ranked player, got revenge against Petr Korda, beating him 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Paris Open. Korda had beaten Sampras …


  • Becker Bows In Paris

    Boris Becker made another farewell Wednesday, his last match in Paris that ended with a 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3 loss to Pete Sampras in the second round of the Paris …


  • Courier Out At Paris

    Americans Jim Courier and Todd Martin both lost in the first round of the Paris Open. Czech Bohdan Uhlirach beat Courier, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1. Dutchman Jan Siemerink topped Martin, 4-6, …


  • Korda And Krajicek In Eurocard Finals

    Petr Korda, reviving a career plagued by injuries, upset U.S. Open champion Patrick Rafter on Saturday to set up a clash with Richard Krajicek in the final of the Eurocard …


  • Coetzer In Semis In Luxembourg

    Top-seeded Amanda Coetzer of South Africa beat Miriam Oremans of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 and advanced to the semifinals of the Seat Open tournament in Luxembourg. Coetzer, ranked …


  • Krajicek Continues Domination Of Sampras

    Pete Sampras suffers loss to Richard Krajicek for the fourth time in six matches. Photo by Associated Press


  • Becker Bows Out Early

    Boris Becker, playing perhaps his final major tournament at home, was knocked out of the Eurocard Open in Stuttgart, Germany, along with second-ranked Michael Chang and four other seeded players. …


  • Black Upsets Becker

    Bryon Black upset Boris Becker 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 to advance to the final of the $725,000 Marlboro Tennis Championships in Hong Kong. Ranked 60th in the world, Black …


  • Down 2 Sets, Ivanisevic Stuns Rusedski In Vienna

    Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia rallied from two sets down Sunday to beat Briton Greg Rusedski 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-3 in just over 3 hours to win the …

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