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Agassi Hurt Again

Andre Agassi re-injured a chest muscle at the Eurocard Open, forcing a layoff that could cost him his No. 1 ranking. Agassi said the injury, which first bothered him at …

Sampras Upset In Lyon

South African Wayne Ferreira surprised top-seeded Pete Sampras, ending the American’s bid for a fourth title at the Lyon Open in Lyon, France, with a 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-3 victory. …

Sponsor Dumps Graf

One of Steffi Graf’s main sponsors, the General Motors subsidiary Opel, canceled a lucrative contract because of the scandal that has put her father in jail on suspicion of tax …

Sports People

Steffi Graf underwent a day of questioning for alleged tax evasion before a state prosecutor in Frankfurt, Germany… . American gymnast John Roethlisberger finished eighth in the compulsory …

Courier Wins Swiss Open

Fifth-seeded Jim Courier of the United States outlasted Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands in a five-set marathon to win the $1 million Swiss Open In Basel, Switzerland. Courier took just …

Officials Begin Probe

Politicians in the state where German tennis star Steffi Graf is under investigation and her father jailed for alleged tax evasion, demanded that the state finance minister reveal all he …

Sweden Extends Davis Cup Semifinals To Final Day, Rolling To Straight-Sets Doubles Win


Sampras, Agassi Combination Too Much For Swedish Team In Davis Cup Semifinals

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras rolled to wins to give the United States a commanding 2-0 lead after the first day of the best-of-five match against Sweden in the Davis …

Muster Breaks Record In Win

Top-seeded Thomas Muster won his 11th title of the season, breaking the ATP Tour record set by Pete Sampras last year with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over fellow Austrian Gilbert …

Sampras, By First-Set Ko He Wins Memorable Point In First Set, Breaking Agassi’s Will For Open Crown

Pete Sampras answers Andre Agassi with authority. Photo by Associated Press

Graf, Seles Make This Grand Slam Beyond Unusual

They met at the net, two winners, though Steffi Graf gets to keep her fourth U.S. Open title. They hugged. Monica Seles kissed Graf’s left cheek, already wet with tears. …

Graf Survives Open Final, Beats Seles, Not Emotions

Graf lets out her emotions after overcoming Seles. Photo by Associated Press

Graf, Seles Grand Showdown To Finally Take Place In Finals

1. Graf 2. Seles

Courier Escapes Defeat, Joins Sampras In Semis

Jim Courier slugs his way past Michael Chang and into the U.S. Open tennis tournament semifinals. Photo by Associated Press

U.S. Open Falls Into Place With Few Surprises On Way Agassi, Sampras On Track, As Are Favorites Graf, Seles

It took 11 days and 246 matches for the U.S. Open to wind up where everyone figured it would.

Seles Shows Toughness, Storms Past Novotna After Shaky Start To Match, She Posts 7-6, 6-2 Open Win

On the brink of dropping a set for the first time in her comeback, Monica Seles displayed the one trait that distinguishes her from all other players, that molded her …

Courier On Right Course Eliminates No. 3 Muster And Moves Into Quarters Along With Sampras, Chang

Jim Courier wandered out of his strange wilderness and into contention at the U.S. Open on Tuesday, thumping foot-sore French Open champion Thomas Muster in straight sets on a day …

Seles Keeps Rolling, Surges Into Open Quarters

Monica Seles consoled a tearful junior girl in the locker room, advising her not to take losses too seriously, then scolded herself for a tiny lapse in her longest and …

Fernandez Fights Back To Oust Sanchez Vicario

Gabriela Sabatini sets to return a backhand in her 6-2, 6-4 U.S. Open win against Martina Hingis. Photo by Associated Press

Agassi Makes It Look Easy In Dismantling Edberg

Andre Agassi’s returns looked faster than Stefan Edberg’s serves. Photo by Associated Press

U.S. Women Open 1st Week Strong Frazier Upsets No. 6 Pierce While Several Other Americans Remain In Field Heading Into 2nd Week

It has been 13 years since an American-born woman has won the U.S. Open, and 11 years since one has made it to the championship match. Not since Chris Evert …

Agassi Wins Despite Self Top Seed Commits 67 Unforced Errors Before Advancing

In a show of reckless and gutsy tennis, defending champion Andre Agassi reverted to the mindless game he once played and very nearly tumbled out of the U.S. Open in …

Muster, Chang Surface Hardcourts Hardly Their Choice, But They Win Easily At U.S. Open

Aaron Krickstein is a second-round loser, falling to Jason Stoltenberg. Photo by Associated Press

Mcenroe, On-Air Partners Plan To Shrug ‘It’ Off

Things were going along smoothly; perhaps the interview would be completed without “it” happening. Then “it” happened. John McEnroe was asked to elaborate on his 2-year-old comments that he could …

Graf Faces Tough Draw

Top-seeded Steffi Graf’s draw in next week’s U.S. Open is fraught with peril. No. 2 Monica Seles, on the other hand, drew a rosy path as she embarks on her …

Becker’s Coach Resigns

Boris Becker’s coach for the past two years, Nick Bollettieri, has decided to give up the job so he can concentrate on his tennis academy. Bollettieri will remain Becker’s tennis …

Becker, Agassi Advance

Boris Becker served up 18 aces and survived a scare, and Andre Agassi delivered more hard knocks on the hardcourts. Both advanced to the quarterfinals at the Volvo International in …

Back-To-Back Wins: Seles Demonstrates There’s Nothing To It


Courier Loses Opener

Fifth-seeded Jim Courier lost his opening match in tennis’ RCA Championships for the second straight year, falling to unseeded Jerome Golmard 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-1). Golmard, a Frenchman ranked …

Agassi Beats Heat For Sixth Title

Andre Agassi handled wilting heat and two-time champion Michael Chang to win the ATP Championship in Mason, Ohio, matching a career high with his sixth tournament title of the year. …