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U.S. Assured Fed Cup Win

Monica Seles, co-ranked No. 1 player in the world, beat No. 9 Kimiko Date 6-0, 6-2 today, giving the United States a 3-0 victory in its Fed Cup semifinal series …

Ashe Remembered

The city that barred young Arthur Ashe from its whites-only tennis courts dedicated a monument to him on a boulevard lined with statues of Confederate heroes. The 12-foot bronze statue …

Hingis Puts Name In Wimbledon Record Book Czech Becomes Youngest Champ With Share Of Women’s Doubles Title

A Wimbledon that didn’t want to end finally did Monday, just in time for Martina Hingis to become the youngest winner of a women’s title in the championship’s history. After …

Graf Off Charts Wins 7th Wimbledon, 20th Grand Slam To Reinforce Lofty Position

Graf celebrates 100th career title. Photo by Associated Press

Indomitable Washington Wills His Way Into Final

MaliVai Washington basks in Centre Court applause. Photo by Associated Press

Graf Surges Way To Final Before The Rain’s Arrival


Official Downplays Dip In Attendance

Wimbledon chief executive Christopher Gorringe says not to worry about this year’s dip in attendance, which has fallen 4.5 percent from last year after nine days. Wimbledon has been plagued …

Sampras Bows Out Of Wimbledon Krajicek Storms To Semis; Graf-Date Match Tied

1. Sampras is forced to accept rare defeat. Photo by Associated Press 2. American MaliVai Washington is headed to Wimbledon semifinals after handling Germany’s Alexander Radulexcu. Photo by Associated Press

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Seles Joins First Fed Cup

Monica Seles, Mary Joe Fernandez, Lindsay Davenport and Gigi Fernandez were selected for the U.S. Fed Cup tennis team that will play Japan later this month. Seles, co-ranked No. 1 …

Wimbledon Continues Along Improbable Path

Meredith McGrath completed a tall order by serving an upset to Mary Joe Fernandez. Photo by Associated Press

Graf Cools Off With A Double Martina Rain Brings Cancellations, Delays As Wimbledon Begins Second Week

Steffi Graf beat one Martina and took a swipe at another at Wimbledon on an irritating day of testy tempers, too much rain and too little tennis. Graf turned in …

Round Of 16 Loaded With First-Timers Upsets Trim Wimbledon Field To Unlikely Group

Goran Ivanisevic is a player to watch in second week. Photo by Associated Press

News Brightens For Ailing Becker

Boris Becker’s injured wrist could heal in time for the U.S. Open. Photo by Associated Press

Chilly Conditions Can’t Cool Down Sampras, Graf

Defending champion Pete Sampras was taken to four sets before beating Karol Kucera in the third round. Photo by Associated Press

Becker Can’t Survive Break Point Wrist Injury Forces Former Champion To Default From Third-Round Match

Fourth title eludes Boris Becker. Photo by Associated Press

Unknown Stuns Seles Bounced In Second Round By 59th-Ranked Slovakian

Monica Seles is out at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press

Britannia Rues No More Henman’s Win Leads England’s Dream Day At Wimbledon

The hopes of all Englishmen soared when countryman Tim Henman outlasted French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Photo by Associated Press

Graf Sees Improvement In Bad Knee

Steffi Graf’s injured left knee was responding to treatment on the eve of her first-round match. Graf, the six-time Wimbledon titlist and No. 1 seed, limped noticeably on practice Sunday. …

Upsets Prevail At Wimbledon Agassi, Courier, Chang Bow, But Seles Wins

1. Doug Flach was up in arms after upsetting third-seeded Andre Agassi on opening day at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Slump-ridden Andre Agassi takes a hike after his …

Wimbledon Opens With Graf Lame Top-Seeded Sampras Begins Quest For His Fourth Men’s Championship

The bounce has gone out of Steffi Graf’s step now that she has a knee injury. Photo by Associated Press

‘New Balls, Please’ But Don’t Expect Change To Derail No. 1 Sampras

Pete Sampras’s bid for a fourth straight Wimbledon title begins Monday against Richey Reneberg. Photo by Associated Press

Huber Defeats Sukova

Anke Huber of Germany captured the first grass-court title of her career by beating Helene Sukova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in the final of the Wilkinson Lady …

Seles Rolls Past Fernandez

Monica Seles rifled winner after winner to take the first 11 points and 20 of the first 22 in a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Mary Joe Fernandez at the Eastbourne …

Seles Warms Up

Monica Seles won two matches in straight sets to reach the final of the Eastbourne grass-tournament, the major tuneup for Wimbledon. With the quarterfinals and semifinals played today (Thursday’s matches …

Muster Out Again

Thomas Muster, angered earlier this week at being seeded only No. 7 for Wimbledon when he was the second-ranked player in the world, vowed to prove he could play on …

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Defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who helped lead the Florida Panthers into the Stanley Cup finals, headed the NHL All-Rookie team. Also selected in voting by the Professional Hockey Association were Vancouver …

Capriati To Skip Wimbledon

Jennifer Capriati, whose attempts to jumpstart her troubled career have apparently sputtered to a halt again, is expected to announce today that a strained back muscle and a lack of …

Sampras After Fourth Wimbledon Defending Champion Could Face The ‘Scud’ In Second-Round Match

The game Pete Sampras has played to win the last three Wimbledon titles barely resembles the one Bjorn Borg honed just two decades ago to win a record five straight. …