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Fed Cup Team Set

Federation Cup captain Billie Jean King chose four players, including newcomer Chanda Rubin, to the U.S. tennis team that will play France July 22-23 at Wilmington, N.C. Also picked were …


Give The Man Respect He’s Due

Despite winning, Pete Sampras hasn’t been flooded with kisses.


A Historic Three-Pete Sampras Wins At Wimbledon

This one was for Tim Gullikson, a clinical masterpiece that shot Pete Sampras back up to the pedestal he occupied six months ago. Three straight titles at Wimbledon.


Martina Hints At Comeback

Martina Navratilova and Johnathan Stark celebrate their mixed double victory at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press


Graf Wins Big Plate Sixth Time Sanchez Vicario Played Well Enough To Win, Just Not Well Enough To Beat Graf

Steffi Graf exults after edging Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in memorable battle. Photo by Associated Press


Anxiety Over, Seles Sets Sights On U.S. Open

Two years later, Monica Seles says she’s ready to play tennis again. Photo by Associated Press


Bashing Tarango, Mcenroe Shows Hypocrisy

Some of John McEnroe’s antics as a player were nearly as offensive as Jeff Tarango’s tirade against umpire Bruno Rebeuh last weekend. So it was sort of incongruous when McEnroe, …


Becker’s Regained A Winning Appetite

Just after he was informed that Pete Sampras, Wimbledon’s mild-mannered defending champion and his opponent in this year’s grand finale, had described his appetite for a third consecutive title as …


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


Becker Blitzes Agassi Sampras In Line For Third Straight With Five-Set Win Over Ivanisevic

Boris Becker shows the agility that made him a 17-year-old champ a decade ago. Photo by Associated Press


Graf’s Slip Only Made Her Stronger Sanchez Vicario Says She’ll Go Right After Top Seed In Final

If Jana Novotna accomplished nothing else during this Wimbledon, she at least helped introduce the element of doubt. Steffi Graf had looked unbeatable through her first five matches, but Novotna, …


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


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 …


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


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 …


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


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 …


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 …