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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 …


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 …


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 …


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

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

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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 …


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, …


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

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Sampras Eager To Win

Pete Sampras, eager to watch the telecast of Michael Jordan’s return to the Chicago Bulls, hurried past Derrick Rostagno in the second round at the Lipton Championships. Stefan Edberg and …


Graf Back To Form

Steffi Graf, displaying no signs of her recent back problems, continued her mastery over German compatriot Anke Huber to advance 6-4, 6-4 to the finals of the Delray Beach Winter …


Chang Ousted In Upset

Thomas Muster of Austria upset fourth-seeded Michael Chang in a final-set tiebreaker to advance to the quarterfinals of the Newsweek Champions Cup tennis tournament. Muster, seeded 14th, defeated Chang 6-1, …


Sampras Struggles

Top-seeded Pete Sampras, coming off a second-round loss in the U.S. Indoor last month, struggled past Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in a second-round match at the $1.8 …


Courier Serves To Win

Jim Courier capitalized on a strong serve to beat qualifier Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and win the MassMutual Championships, in Scottsdale, Ariz., for his second title this year. Thomas …


Enqvist Upsets Chang For U.S. Indoor Crown After Dropping First Set

Michael Chang can’t bear to watch while losing to Thomas Enqvist in the finals of the U.S. Indoor Tennis Championship at Philadelphia on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Mac-Like Attack In Philly: Agassi Loses Cool, Match As Fans Boo Him Off Court

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Sampras Won’t Play

Top-ranked Pete Sampras will not play in the United States’ Davis Cup quarterfinal match in Italy next month because of a scheduling conflict. The New York Times reported that Sampras …


Graf Into Semifinals

Steffi Graf, in the second match of her comeback from injuries, defeated 14-year-old Martina Hingis of Switzerland in a quarterfinal match at the Paris Open. Graf won 6-2, 6-3 in …


Miscellany

Bill Parcells could try another blitzkrieg early Friday, opening day in the NFL’s annual free-agency period. There have been unsubstantiated reports of a Dave Meggett sighting at the Patriots’ offices, …


No. 2 Beats No. 1

Andre Agassi, shaking off only his second loss in 33 sets played this year, turned back Michael Chang 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 to capture the San Jose Open at San Jose, …


Chang Dodges Bullet

Michael Chang found out how to beat a speeding bullet in the quarterfinals of the San Jose Open. Fighting serves by Greg Rusedski that reached a record 137 mph, Chang …