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  • French Open Is Wide-Open No Clear Favorite Is Emerging In Either The Men’s Or Women’s Field

    Swinging for a title. Pete Sampras will try to win the only Grand Slam title that has eluded him when the French Open starts Monday. A muscle strain and his …


  • Seles Wins Semifinal

    Top-seeded Monica Seles struggled early before defeating Argentina’s Florencia Labat 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Madrid Open in Spain. In today’s final, Seles will face defending …


  • Stich Passing Paris

    Michael Stich, who is retiring from tennis after this summer, will skip next week’s French Open and concentrate on preparing for Wimbledon, a title he won in 1991. Stich is …


  • Sampras Sits

    Top-ranked Pete Sampras pulled out of the World Team Cup in Duesseldorf, Germany, because of a muscle injury, but said he expects to be fit for the French Open, which …


  • Injury Puts Agassi Out Of French Open

    Agassi


  • Pierce Takes On Fernandez With Shot At Second Straight Title

    As the 12th seed, Mary Pierce can go out a happy champion. Photo by Associated Press


  • Coetzer Rips Graf

    South African Amanda Coetzer handed former world No. 1 Steffi Graf the worst beating of her career, a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing - in just 56 minutes - in a quarterfinal …


  • Lc Duo Win Mixed Doubles At Tourney

    Anna-Adolphson and Ben Maixner of Lewis and Clark won the mixed doubles championship at the 52nd annual Inland Empire League Tournament on Saturday at Central Valley. In their first year …


  • Top Seeds Sampras, Chang Tumble

    Pete Sampras and Michael Chang, ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, lost in straight sets at the Italian Open in Rome, marking the first time in the tournament’s …


  • Graf Returns To Action

    Her knee sound and her spirits upbeat, Steffi Graf returned to competitive tennis after a 100-day layoff in which she was dethroned by Martina Hingis as the game’s No. 1 …


  • Miscellany

    Second seed Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, hampered by an arm injury, was defeated 6-1, 6-1 in the Italian Open quarterfinals by Swiss teenager Patty Schnyder. Schnyder will face four-time defending champion …


  • Pierce Conquers Seles

    Monica Seles swats a return to Mary Pierce Thursday in the Italian Open. Seles wasted eight set points in a straight-set loss. Photo by Associated Press


  • Ex-Wimbledon Champ Stich Says He Will Retire In September

    Stich


  • Down Goes Chang

    Top-seeded and defending champion Michael Chang fell victim to the slashing lefty style of Brazilian Fernando Meligeni in the first round of the $328,000 AT&T; Challenge. The crowd-pleasing Meligeni, retrieving …


  • Chang Defeats Stafford For Clay Court Championship

    Chang


  • Krajicek, Roux Advance

    Top-seeded Richard Krajicek will play No. 16 seed Lionel Roux for the Japan Open championship. Photo by Associated Press


  • Krajicek In Japan Semis

    Top seed Richard Krajicek advanced to the Japan Open semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over David Prinosil. His semifinal opponent will be No. 6-seed Patrick Rafter. Rafter outplayed fellow …


  • Chang Moves Into Final

    Michael Chang prepares to unleash a return to Thomas Johansson of Sweden in their Salem Open semifinal in Hong Kong. Chang reached the final with a straight-set win. Photo by …


  • Sanchez Vicario Upset

    Mary Pierce, the 11th seed at the Bausch & Lomb Championships, handily defeated No. 2 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain 6-2, 6-1 in a quarterfinal match. The day was filled …


  • Sports People

    Siena College named former Villanova University assistant Paul Hewitt its men’s basketball coach, replacing Bob Beyer. … Home Box Office hired Zina Garrison-Jackson as an interviewer for its coverage of …


  • Seles Pushes Hingis To Limit, But Teen Still Unbeaten In ‘97

    Hingis


  • Leach-Stark Team Falters; U.S. To Rely On Agassi, Courier

    Seattle’s Jonathan Stark launches a serve as Davis Cup doubles partner Rick Leach awaits the return. The pair fell to Paul Haarhuis and Jacco Eltingh of the Netherlands. Photo by …


  • Agassi, Courier Top Dutch Foes In Davis Cup Thrillers

    Agassi


  • Sanchez Vicario Upset

    Spain’s Arantxa Sanchez Vicario became the first defending champ in a quarter-century to lose prior to the quarterfinals of the Family Circle tennis tournament, falling to No. 13 Amanda Coetzer …


  • Champion Starts Strong

    Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is usually a highlight of the Family Circle. So far this year, she’s an afterthought. The Spanish star began her title defense with an uneven 6-2, 6-2 …


  • Muster Gains Sweet Revenge Eight Years After Injury Default, Austrian Star Wins Lipton Title

    Thomas Muster strung together some of his best tennis to win the Lipton Championship in streaight sets. Photo by Associated Press


  • Sampras Loses Lipton Semifinal

    Spain’s Sergi Bruguera belts a backhanded return to Pete Sampras during their Lipton semifinal. Photo by Associated Press


  • Hingis Keeps Cool, Knocks Off Novotna

    Martina Hingis of Switzerland celebrates after clinching her match. Photo by Associated Press


  • Investigators Drop Steffi Graf Case

    Prosecutors in Mannheim, Germany, dropped their investigation into Steffi Graf’s taxes Wednesday in return for the tennis star paying a fine and making a charitable contribution. The amounts were not …


  • Muster May Conquer Trouble On Hardcourt

    Thomas Muster of Austria fires himself up on his way to victory over Alex Coretja of Spain in the Lipton Championship. Photo by Associated Press


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