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  • MONDAY, NOV. 3, 1997

    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. …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 2, 1997

    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 …

  • SATURDAY, NOV. 1, 1997

    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. …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 1997

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 1997

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 1997

    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, …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 1997

    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 …

  • SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 1997

    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 …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 1997

    Krajicek Continues Domination Of Sampras

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

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 1997

    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. …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 1997

    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 …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 13, 1997

    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 …

  • SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 1997

    Hingis Can Avenge Loss

    Top-ranked Martina Hingis defeated Manuela Maleeva 6-2, 6-3 and reached the semifinals of the Porsche Cup, where she will have the opportunity to avenge a defeat by Amanda Coetzer. Coetzer …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 1997

    U.S., Russia Paired

    Three years after they faced each other in the Davis Cup final, the United States and Russia will meet in the first round in 1998. The countries were paired against …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 1997

    Sampras Takes On Rafter In Grand Slam Cup Finals

    Pete Sampras was pelted by 37 aces from the fastest server in tennis but defeated Greg Rusedski in four sets to earn a shot at the jackpot in the $6 …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 1997

    Sampras Reaches Slam Semis

    Pete Sampras defeated Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the $6 million Grand Slam Cup in Munich, Germany. He faces Britain’s Greg Rusedski, who beat …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 1997

    Rafter Advances To Semis

    Patrick Rafter advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Slam Cup in Munich, Germany, with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-0) win over Marcelo Rios. Petr Korda also reached the semifinals with …

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1997

    Britain’s Rusedski Victor

    Greg Rusedski of Great Britain beat Todd Woodbridge 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of $6 million Grand Slam Cup. Rusedski slammed 20 aces against the Australian in a …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 1997

    Seles Beats Sanchez Vicario In Dramatic Princess Final


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 1997

    U.S. Makes The Finals Sampras Thumps Rafter, Cinches Davis Cup Semis

    Pete Sampras parades with an American flag after the U.S. defeated Australia and advanced to the championship round of the Davis Cup. Photo by Associated Press

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 1997

    Sanchez Vicario Wins

    Arantxa Sanchez Vicario staved off seven match points and defeated Yayuk Basuki of Indonesia in the semifinals of the Toyota Princess Cup to advance to the title match against Monica …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1997

    U.S. In Control In Davis Semifinal Chang And Sampras Lead Team To 2-0 Advantage Over Aussies

    Michael Chang usually isn’t this powerful. Pete Sampras usually isn’t this theatrical. Together, they put the United States in a position that’s almost unbeatable. Chang, avenging one of the most …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 1997

    Graf Looks To Aussie

    Recovering from a knee injury, Steffi Graf will skip the season-ending Chase Championships in New York and concentrate on the Australian Open in January. “This time, it’s a very long …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 1997

    Kafelnikov Upset

    Marc Rosset of Switzerland upset top-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov to gain a berth in the final of the President’s Cup tournament, where he will face Tim Henman of Britain. Rosset, seeded …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 1997

    Cbs Extends Pact Despite Poor Ratings

    Early television ratings of CBS Sports’ broadcast of U.S. Open men’s singles final were down 44 percent from last year, the network said. CBS also said it agreed to a …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 1997

    Hingis, Rafter Have Look Of Champions At U.S. Open Women’s Titlist Nearly Perfect; Men’s Champ Lives Out Fantasy

    1. Martina Hingis shows off her trophy. Photo by Associated Press 2. Patrick Rafter seems fired up after winning the men’s title at the U.S. Open. Photo by Associated Press

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 1997

    Rafter Dumps Chang U.S. Open Final Will Be Battle Between No. 13 Seed And Unseeded Rusedski

    Unseeded Greg Rusedski swats a backhand to Jonas Bjorkman on his way to the final. Photo by Associated Press

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 1997

    Both Women’s Finalists Remain Keenly Focused

    Strong arms, fast legs and sharp eyes mean little without the central focus of the mind. Play each point as it comes, each shot as it comes and play them …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 1997

    Chang Takes Marathon Five-Set Victory Propels No. 2 Seed Into Semifinals Against Patrick Rafter

    Michael Chang answers the call of victory. Photo by Associated Press

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 1997

    Men’s Draw Features Little-Knowns

    Lindsay Davenport celebrates after ousting Jana Novotna from the quarterfinals. Photo by Associated Press



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