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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Chang, Courier In Semis

Top-seeded and defending champion Michael Chang beat Denmark’s Kenneth Carlsen 6-3, 6-2 to set up a semifinal clash with fellow American Jim Courier, who is seeded third, in the $328,000 …


Two Straight For Martinez

Conchita Martinez capitalized on an overpowering first set to win her second straight tournament 6-1, 6-4 over Gabriela Sabatini in the finals of the Bausch & Lomb championship in Amelia …


Navratilova, Graf To Team Up At Wimbledon

Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf will team up in doubles at Wimbledon. Navratilova, who retired from the WTA Tour as a singles player last year, made the announcement while playing …


Connors In Final

Johan Kriek and Jimmy Connors advanced to today’s final of the $150,000 Corel Champions men’s over-35 tournament. Kriek moved on when No. 2 Bjorn Borg retired after two sets of …


Second Net Seed Ousted

Alberto Costa of Spain defeated second-seeded Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Estoril Open. No. 3 Thomas Muster of Austria is the …


Sabatini Rolls Amelia

Gabriela Sabatini, beaten last week by a player ranked 88th in the world, regrouped against Argentine compatriot Maria Jose Gaidano with a 6-0, 6-0 rout in the Bausch & Lomb …


Seles’ Attacker Set Free

A German court rejected an appeal by tennis star Monica Seles to jail the man who stabbed her two years ago and brought her career to an abrupt halt. The …


Martinez Defends Title

Conchita Martinez wrapped up her first title of the year in efficient and effective fashion, whipping Magdalena Maleeva 6-1, 6-1 in 58 minutes to win her second straight Family Circle …


U.S. Overwhelms Italy

The 1-2 punch of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, the Nos. 1 and 2 players in the world, and their top-ranked doubles teammates beat overmatched Italy and moved the United …


Bad Ankle Forces Sanchez Vicario To Quit Family Circle Cup

Sanchez Vicarlo


Agassi Wins 19 Straight Points To Grease No. 1 Sampras, Then Invites Him To Broadway

Agassi


Graf Shows Her Greatness

Steffi Graf turned a cold shoulder on an opponent with a sore shoulder and captured her third title of 1995 with a businesslike, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Kimiko Date of …


Sabatini Sabotages Self

Near the end, pacing behind the baseline, Gabriela Sabatini actually put her hand to her throat. In a collapse almost identical to her 1993 French Open failure, Sabatini blew a …


Martina Back While Monica Backs Out

Martina Navratilova is back. Monica Seles may never return. Seles said she’s not ready to join a U.S. Federation Cup team that will include retired professional Navratilova in its first-round …


Graf Tested At Lipton

Steffi Graf, who has yet to lose a set this year, barely kept her streak intact against Natasha Zvereva in the quarterfinals at the Lipton Championships. Graf won 6-4, 7-6 …


Wilander Wins Decisively

Mats Wilander advanced to the Lipton Championships quarterfinals for the first time since 1988 by beating Jan Siemerink 6-4, 6-2. “When you have taken a couple of years off, you …


Former Champs Ousted On An ‘Upsetting’ Day In Lipton Tennis Play

Sampras


Assailant Back On Trial

Nearly two years after plunging a kitchen knife into the back of Monica Seles and putting her tennis career on hold, her assailant goes on trial again today. This time, …