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.
Seles, who began her comeback with an exhibition win against Martina Navratilova on July 29, will compete in the outdoor hardcourt tournament along with Steffi Graf, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Mary Pierce and other top 10 players.
At Mason, Ohio, extended to a second-set tiebreaker, second-ranked Pete Sampras rediscovered his overpowering serve to beat Petr Korda 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), in the second round of the $1.8 million ATP Championship.
In other first-round matches, 11th-seeded Jim Courier beat Vince Spadea 7-5, 7-6 (9-7); and Sandon Stolle of Australia pulled the upset of the day by beating No. 16 Stefan Edberg 6-3, 6-1.
Top-ranked and top-seeded Andre Agassi, third-seeded Boris Becker and two-time defending champion Michael Chang open play today.
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