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Novotna Denies Capriati’s Bid For First Title Since 1993

Jana Novotna stopped Jennifer Capriati’s bid for her first title since 1993, winning the final five games Sunday to take a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 victory in the finals of the …

Martinez Claims Title

Top-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain beat Austrian Barbara Paulus 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to win the Kremlin Cup at Moscow. Jennifer Capriati returned to the form that made her a star …

Edberg Loses In Paris

Stefan Edberg’s next-to-last tournament ended with Thomas Enqvist beating him in the quarterfinals of the Paris Open 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). Edberg, who is retiring, will end his tournament career next …

Sampras Win Streak At 21

Pete Sampras ran his winning streak to 21 matches, reaching the finals of the Eurocard Open with a tough 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jan Siemerick of the Netherlands. Boris Becker …

Hingis Falls To Novotna

Swiss teenager Martina Hingis was beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Jana Novotna in the European Indoors final in Zurich, Switzerland. David Prinosil routed Petr Korda 6-1, 6-2 to win the $475,000 …

Hingis, Huber Make Finals

Sixteen-year-old Martina Hingis of Switzerland moved into the finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Filerstadt, Germany, by defeating Olympic champion Lindsay Davenport 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. She will face Germany’s …

Edberg Ousted

Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands ended Stefan Edberg’s run at the CA Trophy tennis tournament by ousting the Swede 5-7, 7-5, 7-4 in the quarterfinals. Edberg, 30, who plans to …

Americans Draw Brazil

Austrian Thomas Muster said conditions were life-threatening in a Davis Cup match last month in Brazil. The Americans will have a chance to see for themselves after being paired against …

Muster Escapes Added Penalty For Davis Cup Dust-Up In Brazil


Seles Rallies Past Spanish Rival, Lifts U.S. To Fed Cup Win


Seles, Davenport Bring U.S. To Brink Of Fed Cup Victory


Seles Tops Vicario

With typhoon rains leaking through the stadium roof and interrupting play, Monica Seles beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-1, 6-4 to win the Nichirei Ladies tennis title in Tokyo. There were …

Top Seeds Triumph

Top-seeded Monica Seles and No. 2 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario will meet in the final of the Nichirei Ladies tournament today after Seles battled to a surprisingly tough victory in the …

Sweden Leads Czechs

Twelve years after he helped Sweden beat the United States in the final round, Stefan Edberg put his country within reach of another Davis Cup when he defeated Daniel Vacek …

Steffi Graf’s Father May Get Out Of Jail On Bail

An appeals court will decide next week whether to free Steffi Graf’s father on bail after more than 13 months in prison on tax evasion charges. Peter Graf, 58, has …

Muster Wins On Clay

Thomas Muster won his seventh ATP Tour title of the year, beating defending champion Nicolas Lapentti 6-7 (8-6), 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Colombian World Series in Bogota. …

Sampras Mows Down Chang For U.S. Open Title

Pete Sampras wins fourth Open title. Photo by Associated Press

Chang Takes Away Memory Of Set Point That Clipped Net

In his heart, Michael Chang felt that one shot, one single solitary stroke that was a little low, might have made all the difference in the world in the finals …

Graf Takes Her Fifth At Open Defeats Seles In Straight Sets To Claim 21st Slam Singles Title

Steffi Graf displays her fifth U.S. Open trophy while Monica Seles applauds her No. 1 rival’s effort. Photo by Associated Press

Teenage Sensation Gets Lesson From Graf

Her racket rattled against the back wall of the court, slammed there in frustration and anger by Martina Hingis, who learned a lesson in tennis grit from Steffi Graf in …

Chang’s Ascension Could Be Completed Today

On one side of the court, Andre Agassi’s side, it was a frightful day for tennis. The humidity soaked through the long-sleeved blue shirt that Agassi is forced to wear; …

Sampras Outslugs Ivanisevic Faces Chang In Today’s Final; Graf Vs. Seles For Women’s Title

1. Sampras 2. Top-seeded Steffi Graf defeats 15-year-old Martina Hingis is straight sets Saturday. Photo by Associated Press

Seles Wins; Hingis, Graf Wait After 4-Hour Rain Delay, Women’s Semi Rescheduled For Today

It was the match nobody expected to be good and the match everybody had seen last year, so the Monica Seles-Conchita Martinez semifinal at the U.S. Open was scheduled first, …

Open Drama Could Hinge On Hingis


Sampras Has Just Enough Sick, Dehydrated, Top Seed Captures Epic Match, Gains U.S. Open Semis

Pete Sampras, torn between distress and jubilation, celebrates a point. Photo by Associated Press

Agassi Earns Berth In Semis By Bumping Off Old Enemy

Andre Agassi musters a return during Wednesday’s quarterfinal match against arch-rival Thomas Muster. Photo by Associated Press

Sampras Blocks Philippoussis’ Path

Pete Sampras took the sizzle out of Mark Philippoussis’ serves, blocking back anything he could see and touch, and knocking the Aussie giant out of the U.S. Open. Sampras lost …

Chang Refuses To Wilt In Heat American Survives Upset Bid From Unseeded Spadea

Michael Chang has plenty to be thankful for after outlasting Vince Spadea. Photo by Associated Press

Gritty Sampras Avoids Another Grand Slam Disaster Top Seed Goes Five Sets In Outlasting 47th-Ranked Czech, Jiri Novak

In one full-throated bellow, Pete Sampras let loose all the exasperation he kept bottled up through five sets of a tight, tired and distinctly ugly flirtation with danger. Sampras’ year …

Rejuvenated Edberg Bounces Krajicek From Open

Stefan Edberg knows about being the defending Wimbledon champion and losing in the first round at the U.S. Open. Edberg has done that. It hurts, and it’s embarrassing. And it …