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  • Henman Drops Curtain On Muster

    Thomas Muster’s mission to transform himself from king of clay to master of hard courts broke down Wednesday when he was eliminated from the U.S. Open by Tim Henman 6-3, …

  • Sampras Has Stronghold On No. 1 Spot

    A year ago, Michael Chang was so close to No. 1 it seemed like he could reach out and touch it. Now, no matter what happens at the U.S. Open, …

  • Strategy Misfires For Gambill In Open Debut

    Jan-Michael Gambill’s introduction to the U.S. Open ended with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (13-11) first-round defeat to Scott Draper on Monday. “My return really let me down today,” said Gambill, …

  • Moya Wins Hamlet

    Fifth-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain defeated eighth-seeded Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) to win the $330,000 Hamlet Cup in Commack, N.Y., his first ATP Tour victory of the …

  • Youngest No. 1 Won’t Back Down From Being Target Hingis Relishes Her Role As Women’s Favorite As U.S. Open Begins Today

    At a wonderful age when she feels immortal, unbeatable, and absolutely fearless, Martina Hingis seems to be skipping through life with barely a stumble along the way. And why not?

  • Miscellany

    Lindsay Davenport, who has never gotten past the quarterfinals in a major, heads to the U.S. Open on perhaps the best roll of her career, capped off by a 6-4, …

  • Wild, Woolly U.S. Open Has New Look Sampras, Hingis Should Provide Thrills At Arthur Ashe Stadium

    Pete Sampras swings for fifth U.S. Open title. Photo by Associated Press

  • Davenport In Hardcourt Final

    Fourth-seeded Lindsay Davenport beat Amanda Coetzer, the No. 5 seed, 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Hardcourt Championships in Stone Mountain, Ga. Davenport will meet unseeded Sandrine …

  • Ashe Proved To Be Truly Thinking Man’s Tennis Hero

    Arthur Ashe retooled his game to knock off Jimmy Connors in the final and raise the cup at Wimbledon in 1975. File/Associated Press

  • Becker Withdraws From U.S. Open Tournament

    Germany’s Boris Becker withdrew from the U.S. Open after learning that his manager Axel Meyer-Woulden died from liver cancer. Photo by Associated Press

  • Seles Makes Final

    Germany’s Anke Huber advances to the finals of the du Maurier Open. Photo by Associated Press

  • Agassi Finally Falls

    Andre Agassi’s strong performance at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis came to an end with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 quarterfinal loss to unseeded Mark Woodforde of Australia. Agassi, seeded 14th, …

  • Hingis Relieved Loser As Long Win Streak Ends

    A worn-out Martine Hingis reflects on first-set loss to Lindsay Davenport. Photo by Associated Press

  • Chang Gets Revenge

    Michael Chang, the No. 2 player on the ATP Tour and the tournament’s second seed, defeated the man who ousted him a week ago, Gustavo Kuerten, 6-1, 6-2 in the …

  • Ivanisevic Ousted In Atp

    Unseeded Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands knocked off third-ranked Goren Ivanisevic of Croatia in the biggest upset of the week at the $2.3 million ATP Championship. Siemerink took 1 hour, …

  • Agassi, Courier Ousted

    Two-time defending champion Andre Agassi was upstaged and ousted in the first round of the $2.3 million ATP Championship in Mason, Ohio, by 20-year-old Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten. It took just …

  • Hingis Tops Seles Yet Again To Capture Toshiba Classic


  • Miscellany

    Jim Courier was upset by Frenchman Fabrice Santoro 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in a first-round match at the du Maurier Canadian Open tennis championship in Montreal. Larry Holmes, 47, managed to …

  • Courier Thumps Foe

    Thomas Enqvist has the luxury of reaching the final match of the Infiniti Open. Photo by Associated Press

  • Martinez Tops Seles

    Conchita Martinez, who had never won a set in 11 previous matches against Monica Seles, defeated her nemesis 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Bank of the …

  • Hingis Brings Familiar Theme To U.S. Open

    In an already remarkable year, Martina Hingis can set one more precedent by winning the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 25. She would be the youngest player this century to …

  • Agassi Now First-Round Pushover For Pushovers Falls In Opener In 6 Of 8 Tournaments This Year

    It’s starting to become routine for Andre Agassi. He enters a tournament and exits after one round. He’s gone that route six times in eight tournaments this year, humbled by …

  • Agassi To Play In Open

    Andre Agassi has entered next month’s U.S. Open and will be playing in his first Grand Slam tournament since he reached the semifinal of the U.S. Open last year. Michael …

  • Chang Tops Korda In Legg Mason Classic Finals

    Top-seeded Michael Chang successfully defended his Legg Mason Classic title Sunday in Washington, D.C., beating second-seeded Petr Korda of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Chang, No. 2 in the …

  • Chang, Korda Face Off In Finals

    Top-seeded Michael Chang, ranked second in the world, cruised to a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) semifinal victory over 11th-seeded Brett Steven of New Zealand in the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, …

  • Miscellany

    Top-seed Michael Chang, the defending champion, faces 11th-seed Brett Steven of New Zealand in one of today’s semifinals of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C. Petr Korda faces unseeded …

  • Graf Recovering

    Steffi Graf, sidelined for Wimbledon but making a strong recovery from knee surgery, expects to return to competition near the end of the year. “I’m now doing very well,” she …

  • Miscellany

    Tiger Woods has returned to the top of the World Golf Rankings following his victory in the Western Open. The 21-year-old American’s sixth U.S. Tour victory in the past 10 …

  • ‘The Woodies’ Tie The Record

    Martina Hingis enjoys a photo shoot after winning her first Wimbledon singles title. Photo by Associated Press

  • In Pete’s Wake Sampras Rolls To Another Title Wimbledon ‘97

    Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras lost only 17 points on his serve in Sunday’s championship match. Photo by Associated Press



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