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Sampras Advances

Pete Sampras dodged eight break points in the third set, twice coming back from 0-40, to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-7 (7-2), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Todd …


Seles Enters Canadian

Monica Seles will return to tournament tennis next week, facing a strong field in the $800,000 Canadian Open in Toronto in her first competition since being stabbed 28 months ago. …


Ivanisevic Prevails

Top-seeded Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia and No. 5 Thomas Enqvist of Sweden rebounded from first-set losses to win their quarterfinal matches at the Infiniti Open in Los Angeles. Ivanisevic beat …


Seles’ Return Is No Drop In The Bucket

Is Monica Seles ready to be No. 1 again? Photo by Associated Press


Agassi Sweeps Wilander In Semis

Using the wind to his advantage, top-ranked Andre Agassi routed Mats Wilander 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals of the Canadian Open. Agassi will be seeking his 400th career victory today …


Agassi, Sampras Win

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, the world’s top two players, moved closer to a showdown at the $2.5 million Canadian Open by easily advancing to the quarterfinals. Agassi breezed by …


U.S., France 1-1 In Fed Cup

Lindsay Davenport recovered from a blown lead to take a 7-6, 7-5 victory over Julie Halard, helping the second-seeded United States tie fourth-seeded France in their Fed Cup semifinal match. …


Graf Considers Move

Steffi Graf, under investigation by tax authorities, may leave Germany so she can “concentrate totally” on tennis. In a weekend interview, Graf told ZDF television that she was sure her …


Evert Walks Down Hall

Chris Evert, winner of 157 singles championships over 18 years, will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today. Former President George Bush, an occasional doubles partner, will …


Graf Shrugs Off Charges

Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf’s lawyers said investigators are ignorant of her tax situation, and the world’s top-ranked woman tennis player said she trusted her father’s management of her financial affairs. …


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


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 …


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


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


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, …


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


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, …


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


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 …


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 …