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Unknown Stuns Seles Bounced In Second Round By 59th-Ranked Slovakian

Monica Seles is out at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press


Britannia Rues No More Henman’s Win Leads England’s Dream Day At Wimbledon

The hopes of all Englishmen soared when countryman Tim Henman outlasted French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Photo by Associated Press


Upsets Prevail At Wimbledon Agassi, Courier, Chang Bow, But Seles Wins

1. Doug Flach was up in arms after upsetting third-seeded Andre Agassi on opening day at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Slump-ridden Andre Agassi takes a hike after his …


Graf Sees Improvement In Bad Knee

Steffi Graf’s injured left knee was responding to treatment on the eve of her first-round match. Graf, the six-time Wimbledon titlist and No. 1 seed, limped noticeably on practice Sunday. …


Wimbledon Opens With Graf Lame Top-Seeded Sampras Begins Quest For His Fourth Men’s Championship

The bounce has gone out of Steffi Graf’s step now that she has a knee injury. Photo by Associated Press


Seles Rolls Past Fernandez

Monica Seles rifled winner after winner to take the first 11 points and 20 of the first 22 in a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Mary Joe Fernandez at the Eastbourne …


Huber Defeats Sukova

Anke Huber of Germany captured the first grass-court title of her career by beating Helene Sukova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in the final of the Wilkinson Lady …


‘New Balls, Please’ But Don’t Expect Change To Derail No. 1 Sampras

Pete Sampras’s bid for a fourth straight Wimbledon title begins Monday against Richey Reneberg. Photo by Associated Press


Seles Warms Up

Monica Seles won two matches in straight sets to reach the final of the Eastbourne grass-tournament, the major tuneup for Wimbledon. With the quarterfinals and semifinals played today (Thursday’s matches …


Muster Out Again

Thomas Muster, angered earlier this week at being seeded only No. 7 for Wimbledon when he was the second-ranked player in the world, vowed to prove he could play on …


Sports People

Defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who helped lead the Florida Panthers into the Stanley Cup finals, headed the NHL All-Rookie team. Also selected in voting by the Professional Hockey Association were Vancouver …


Sampras After Fourth Wimbledon Defending Champion Could Face The ‘Scud’ In Second-Round Match

The game Pete Sampras has played to win the last three Wimbledon titles barely resembles the one Bjorn Borg honed just two decades ago to win a record five straight. …


Capriati To Skip Wimbledon

Jennifer Capriati, whose attempts to jumpstart her troubled career have apparently sputtered to a halt again, is expected to announce today that a strained back muscle and a lack of …


Miscellany

Boris Becker beat his old nemesis Stefan Edberg in two sets at London to win the Queen’s grass-court, looking sharp and relentless in the all-important warm-up for Wimbledon. Becker was …


Edberg To Face Becker

Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg won semifinal matches in the Queen’s grass-court tournament in London and will meet in today’s title match. It will be their 35th meeting. The 30-year-old …


Russian Phenom Claims French Open Kafelnikov Finally Breaks Through By Defeating Stich In Straight Sets

Yevgeny Kafelnikov wins first Grand Slam. Photo by Associated Press


Russian Rules Sampras In One-Sided Semifinal

Once again, Pete Sampras falls short of winning the last Grand Slam that has eluded him. Photo by Associated Press


Sloppy Semis Seem Sweet To Graf, Sanchez Vicario

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario shows her resolve during win over Jana Novotna. Photo by Associated Press


Partisan Crowd Lifted By Rosset’s Comeback

The fans pulled against him, but German Michael Stich overcame France’s Cedric Pioline. Photo by Associated Press


Stich Sends Muster Packing Court Conditions, Faster Balls Factors As French Champ Bows Out

With not a bang but a whine and a grunt, Thomas Muster, the defending French Open men’s champion, was sent packing Monday, the ignominy compounded by the fact that springing …


Seles Buries Her Demons Three-Time Former Champion Joins Graf In Quarterfinals With Straight-Set Victory

Methodically, but not without effort, Monica Seles is returning to all the old haunts she has been unable or unwilling to revisit. In the case of the French Open, Seles …


Well-Aged Edberg Avenges 1989 Defeat

Seven years later, Stefan Edberg gained a measure of revenge against Michael Chang. The 30-year-old Swede, playing in his 13th and final French Open, put on a masterful serve-and-volley performance …


Sampras Outlasts Hard-Hitting Pal

French Open For five sets, Pete Sampras watched 29 aces by Todd Martin fly past. But it was Sampras who fired the ace that ended the match. The top-seeded American …


Rittner Dresses Down Pierce German Fashions Surprise Win Over French Open’s 12th Seed

Wearing the little black tennis dress that has launched a thousand wolf whistles and raised more than a thousand eyebrows among the sport’s fashion police, a quite contrary Mary Pierce, …


Returning Death’s Serve After Winning Battle Against Blood Clot, Graham Can Live With French Open Loss

Defending champion Thomas Muster musters up return against Gerard Solves. Photo by Associated Press


Agassi Must Bid Adieu After 2nd-Round Flop

No. 3 Andre Agassi takes a French bath. Photo by Associated Press


Phenom Formerly Known As Capriati Loses She Bows Out Of French Open As Comeback Suffers Setback

Jing-Qian Yi has every answer for Jennifer Capriati in first-round victory. Photo by Associated Press


Mouth Gets In Agassi’s Way Again

Andre Agassi struggled with his temper and a rookie qualifier. Pete Sampras won a match many thought he might lose. Monica Seles made a stirring return on a court dedicated …


Clay? Try Plaster Of Paris Injuries To Top Players May Reduce French Open To Less Than Grand Slam

Will clay-court ace Thomas Muster be able to defend title when French Open begins Monday? Photo by Associated Press


Americans Defeat Russia

Despite a loss by top-ranked Pete Sampras, the United States beat Russia 2-1 at the World Team Cup with victories by Todd Martin and the doubles team at Duesseldorf, Germany. …