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Love Holds Onto Lead

A par round of 71 was good enough to keep Davis Love III atop the Kemper Open leaderboard in Potomac, Md. He’ll have to do better today to stay there. …


Chang Bids For Second French Title

American Michael Chang’s straight-set semifinals win earns him a spot in Sunday’s final. Photo by Associated Press


Sanchez Vicario, Graf Pave Way For Colossal Final

The favorites punched in, the challengers punched out; the two leading ladies of tennis prefer not to have it any other way. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the French Open’s business-like defending …


Chang’s Big Burst Sends Destiny’s Darling Home American Will Face Two-Time Champion In French Open Semifinals On Friday

Michael Chang faces the French Open semifinals after another eye-opening victory. Photo by Associated Press


Agassi Makes Painful Exit Russian, Hip Injury Ruins Bid For Third Consecutive Grand Slam Title

Andre Agassi holds his head before he has it handed to him by Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in a straight-set loss. Photo by Associated Press


Angry Bruguera Steams Ahead

American Michael Chang advances to the quarterfinals of the French Open tennis tournament by defeating Germany’s Michael Stich in four sets. Photo by Associated Press


Boorish Becker Gets Blown Out Romanian Scores Big Upset; Agassi, Sanchez Vicario Win

Boris Becker fell victim to a player he’d never heard of. Jim Courier failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in five years. Mary Pierce left center court …


Novotna Repeats Sorry Finish

This time, there was no championship at stake, no Steffi Graf on the other side of the net, no royal shoulder to cry on. But Jana Novotna’s collapse Saturday at …


Agassi Set For Round Of 16 No. 1 Player Continues Chase For His First French Open Title

Steffi Graf puts away Nathalie Baudone in just 44 minutes. Photo by Associated Press


Bruguera, Vicario Thrive Defending French Champs Win; Stich Ends Edberg’s Title Quest

Sergi Bruguera and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain, the defending champions in the French Open, scored solid secondround victories today over lowranked opponents. But the tournament ended abruptly for Stefan …


Sampras Says, ‘Au Revoir’ Pete’s Free-Fall Continues With Early Exit At French Open

Pete Sampras is in a tailspin. The player who was virtually unstoppable for much of 1994 ended a miserable clay-court season Wednesday by losing in the first round of the …


It’s Goran, Goran, Gone Ivanisevic Makes Another Early Exit In Grand Slam Event

Just call him Ivanisevic the Terrible after losing to a qualifier. Photo by Associated Press


Quirky Foe Can’t Give Agassi Much Of A Test Top Seeds Have Easy Time Reaching Second Round In The French Open

The only problem Andre Agassi had in his opening match Monday at the French Open was figuring out his opponent’s herky-jerky service motion. He was more bemused than confused. Karsten …


French Open Boasts Stars, Few Favorites Agassi, Muster And Bruguera Head Men’s Field; Sanchez Vicario Leads Women

Andre Agassi has his sights set on the French Open. Photo by Associated Press


Brothers Double Up On Foes Columbia River Pair Advance To Semifinals

When doubles partners Joe and Nick Tostenrude walk on to a tennis court, all the comparisons between teammates and family members become more than just a bunch of cliches. The …


Austrian Extends Streak

Thomas Muster solidified his status as French Open favorite and stretched his clay-court winning streak to 28 matches by overcoming Sergi Bruguera in four sets at the Italian Open. In …


Muster, Bruguera In Final

Thomas Muster rallied past a self-destructing Wayne Ferreira to reach today’s final of the the Italian Open in Rome. The win extended his clay-court winning streak to 27 matches. Muster, …


Miscellany

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Chang Out Of Italian Open

Thomas Muster steamrolled into the semifinals of Italian Open at Rome with a dominating 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 2 seed Michael Chang. Sergi Bruguera and Goran Ivanisevic also easily …


Sampras Falls Apart

Fabrice Santoro of France returns shot en route to upsetting top seed and defending champ Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, in the first round of the Italian Open. Photo by Associated …


Top Seed Upset In Finals

Conchita Martinez established herself as the favorite for the French Open when she won her fourth straight clay court tournament, beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the Italian Open. Martinez overwhelmed …


No. 2 Sampras Upset

Pete Sampras was upset by defending champion Andrei Medvedev 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the German Open in Hamburg. In the other semi, Goran Ivanisevic beat two-time defending …


Challenge Reunites Tennis Legends

John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg in the “War of 1816” played out on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Jimmy Connors and Guillermo Vilas in the U.S. Open final at Forest Hills.


Locally

Spokane’s John Robles, the No. 3 seed, will be a spectator when the $20,000 Spalding/Gatorade Pro Stop handball tournament at the Spokane Club stages its semifinal round today. Six-seeded Vince …


Chang Outlasts Agassi

Michael Chang prevailed against the world’s No. 1 player in a demanding test on clay in Duluth, Ga., beating Andre Agassi 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 to win the $328,000 AT&T; …


Vicario Wins Twice

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the secondranked player in the world, enjoyed a home-court edge in Barcelona, Spain, and scored a rare double in the $430,000 Ford Open WTA tournament. The Barcelona …


Becker Vs. Muster Final

At Monte Carlo, Monaco, Thomas Muster, dehydrated and barely able to stand at the end, staggered to victory and will play Boris Becker today in the final of the Monte …


Becker, Ivanisevic Roll

Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic won on clay to advance to a semifinal matchup at the Monte Carlo Open in Monaco. Becker, seeded second, continued his strong play with a …


Chang In Final

At Hong Kong, defending champion and top seed Michael Chang defeated fellow American Jim Courier 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Salem Open. Chang’s opponent in today’s final will …


U.S. Leads Fed Cup

Shaking off the effects of a month-long bout with the flu, Mary Joe Fernandez braved the searing heat and gave the United States a 2-0 lead in its best-of-5 Federation …