Steffi Graf, sidelined for Wimbledon but making a strong recovery from knee surgery, expects to return to competition near the end of the year.
“I’m now doing very well,” she said. “Directly after (the operation) it was a bit difficult. Now I can move without pain.”
Graf told Sunny, a German weekly newspaper, that she hopes to resume tennis in the late fall and compete in an exhibition tournament in Frankfurt in early December.
Marc Rosset of Switzerland upset top-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia and Richey Reneberg surprised defending champion and No. 5 seed Albert Costa of Spain at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland.
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