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It’s Sampras Vs. Andre … Oops, It’s That ‘80s Relic

No. 1 Andre Agassi has the rest of the weekend off. Photo by Associated Press


Agassi, Rest Of Men Better Than Press Says

Top gun Andre Agassi, who would be Wimbledon’s darling even if he wore a paper bag over his head and an outfit that fit, hasn’t been traumatized by being called …


Graf, Sanchez Vicario Survive Women’s Final Set At Wimbledon; Novotna Impresses Despite Tough Loss

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario celebrates victory over defending champion Conchita Martinez. Steffi Graf awaits Sanchez Vicario, who will make first trip to Wimbledon final. Photo by Associated Press


Tour Scrambles For Seles Return

Monica Sales, shown in 1993 rehab photo, has not played competitively since being stabbed. Photo by Associated Press


Family Racket Former Nationally Ranked Tennis Pro Is Passing Techniques And Passion For The Game To Next Generation

Tom Loucks with his sons Adam, left, and Matt. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Tennis Rallies At Wimbledon Great Matches Move To Fore At The Expense Of Controversy

1. (All four are color) Boris Becker, left, Pete Sampras, top, Andre Agassi, middle, and Goran Ivanisevic, move into the semifinal round at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Actress …


Ratings Seem To Indicate Comeback For Tennis

A year ago, there was a widely held perception that the sport of tennis was in deep trouble, if not dying, as a cover article in Sports Illustrated suggested. The …


Navratilova Moves Closer To 19th Crown

Martina Navratilova moved closer to her 19th Wimbledon title Tuesday when she and Jonathan Stark advanced to the semifinals of mixed doubles with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Rick Leach …


Nbc And Hbo Give Us A ‘Memorex Moment’

Yes, it was absolutely fabulous that NBC and HBO carried Wimbledon simultaneously from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, but flipping between them could get you unstuck in time, endeavoring to …


Sampras Dispatches Smiling Brit Top Seed Makes Quarters In ‘Laugher’

1. Top-seeded Steffi Graf powers her way into the women’s quarterfinals with a 6-0,6-1 sprint past Ines Gorrochategul of Argentina on Monday at Winbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Japan’s …


Doubles Player Missing

The whereabouts of Murphy Jensen were unknown Monday after the flamboyant doubles player failed to show for a mixed doubles match at Wimbledon. Jensen was scheduled to team with Brenda …


Tarango Slapped With Record Fine

Jeff Tarango will pay for actions. Photo by Associated Press


Petulant Tarango Insists On ‘Justice’ Disqualified U.S. Player Meets At Length With Wimbledon Ref

Terrible-tempered Jeff Tarango, after having stormed out of a match and hurled insults at an umpire, met with Wimbledon referee Alan Mills Sunday and vowed to “stay here until justice …


Whacked Out At Wimbledon Tarango Glad Wife Slapped ‘Corrupt’ Ump

1. Jeff Tarango and wife Benedicte bid an obnoxious farwell…Photo by Associated Press 2….while Andre Agassi advances to the fourth round after getting the jump on David Wheaton at Wimbledon …


Is Graf’s Back Part Of Her Future?

No. 1 Steffi Graff did not drop a set in the first week of play. Photo by Associated Press


Agassi-Shields Sideshow Moves Over To Center Stage

Andre Agassi unleases powerful serve in match against Patrick McEnroe. Photo by Associated Press


Pierce Takes Seat In 2nd Round France’s Resident No. 1 Player Ousts No. 5 Seed In Second Round

Mary Pierce is offered drink but Nathalie Tuaziat was toasted after win. Photo by Associated Press


Top Seeds ‘School’ Teenagers

No. 1 seed Andre Agassi easily wins his first match against Andrew Painter. Photo by Associated Press


Sampras Not Quite At Home Wimbledon Titlist Struggles To Win

1. Two-time champion Pete Sampras has trouble getting into the swing of things on the opening day of play at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Gabriela Sabatini fires an …


Judges To Get A New Look, To Don Goggles

Net-cord judges will wear goggles at the Wimbledon championships for the first time starting today to protect them from power hitters. The men and women who are in the firing …


Tauziat Crowned Champ

Nathalie Tauziat ended Chanda Rubin’s shutout streak by battling back for a 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 win for the Eastbourne grass-court title. At St. Poelten, Austria, Thomas Muster extended his clay-court …


Having A New Ball Agassi, Sampras Among Wimbledon Field Adjusting To Softer Tennis Balls

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras ham it up in London during filming for a sportswear commercial. Photo by Associated Press


Connors Out In Quarters

Jimmy Conners gives his 42-year-old-body a rest before losing on the quarterfinal round to Marc Rosset at Halle, Germany. Photo by Associated Press


Seles Readies For Return

Monica Seles’ comeback match against Martina Navratilova on July 29 will take place here. Seles, who has not played in more than two years since being stabbed in Germany, had …


Wimbledon Sets Pairings

Defending champions Pete Sampras and Conchita Martinez didn’t get any special treatment when the seeds were passed out for the Wimbledon tennis championships. Sampras, the two-time defending champion and winner …


Sampras Outlasts Field

Pete Sampras battled through 71 games, three tie-breaks and two opponents in one day as he tuned up for defense of his Wimbledon title by winning the $625,000 Queens Club …


Wimbledon Prep Heats Up

Guy Forget, bidding for a Wimbledon seeding, withstood 17 aces to upset Goran Ivanisevic 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) Friday to advance to the semifinals of the $625,000 Queen’s Club tournament. Forget …


Splendid Doubles Duo Racks Up Another Title

Natasha Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez teamed to win their fourth consecutive French Open women’s doubles title as they beat their top rivals, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Jana Novotna on Sunday. …


Austrian Too Much For Chang Muster Extends His Winning Streak With Decisive Victory In French Open

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Graf Adds To French Collection

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