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Boris Becker beat his old nemesis Stefan Edberg in two sets at London to win the Queen’s grass-court, looking sharp and relentless in the all-important warm-up for Wimbledon. Becker was …


Edberg To Face Becker

Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg won semifinal matches in the Queen’s grass-court tournament in London and will meet in today’s title match. It will be their 35th meeting. The 30-year-old …


Russian Phenom Claims French Open Kafelnikov Finally Breaks Through By Defeating Stich In Straight Sets

Yevgeny Kafelnikov wins first Grand Slam. Photo by Associated Press


Russian Rules Sampras In One-Sided Semifinal

Once again, Pete Sampras falls short of winning the last Grand Slam that has eluded him. Photo by Associated Press


Sloppy Semis Seem Sweet To Graf, Sanchez Vicario

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario shows her resolve during win over Jana Novotna. Photo by Associated Press


Partisan Crowd Lifted By Rosset’s Comeback

The fans pulled against him, but German Michael Stich overcame France’s Cedric Pioline. Photo by Associated Press


Stich Sends Muster Packing Court Conditions, Faster Balls Factors As French Champ Bows Out

With not a bang but a whine and a grunt, Thomas Muster, the defending French Open men’s champion, was sent packing Monday, the ignominy compounded by the fact that springing …


Seles Buries Her Demons Three-Time Former Champion Joins Graf In Quarterfinals With Straight-Set Victory

Methodically, but not without effort, Monica Seles is returning to all the old haunts she has been unable or unwilling to revisit. In the case of the French Open, Seles …


Well-Aged Edberg Avenges 1989 Defeat

Seven years later, Stefan Edberg gained a measure of revenge against Michael Chang. The 30-year-old Swede, playing in his 13th and final French Open, put on a masterful serve-and-volley performance …


Sampras Outlasts Hard-Hitting Pal

French Open For five sets, Pete Sampras watched 29 aces by Todd Martin fly past. But it was Sampras who fired the ace that ended the match. The top-seeded American …


Rittner Dresses Down Pierce German Fashions Surprise Win Over French Open’s 12th Seed

Wearing the little black tennis dress that has launched a thousand wolf whistles and raised more than a thousand eyebrows among the sport’s fashion police, a quite contrary Mary Pierce, …


Returning Death’s Serve After Winning Battle Against Blood Clot, Graham Can Live With French Open Loss

Defending champion Thomas Muster musters up return against Gerard Solves. Photo by Associated Press


Agassi Must Bid Adieu After 2nd-Round Flop

No. 3 Andre Agassi takes a French bath. Photo by Associated Press


Phenom Formerly Known As Capriati Loses She Bows Out Of French Open As Comeback Suffers Setback

Jing-Qian Yi has every answer for Jennifer Capriati in first-round victory. Photo by Associated Press


Mouth Gets In Agassi’s Way Again

Andre Agassi struggled with his temper and a rookie qualifier. Pete Sampras won a match many thought he might lose. Monica Seles made a stirring return on a court dedicated …


Americans Defeat Russia

Despite a loss by top-ranked Pete Sampras, the United States beat Russia 2-1 at the World Team Cup with victories by Todd Martin and the doubles team at Duesseldorf, Germany. …


Clay? Try Plaster Of Paris Injuries To Top Players May Reduce French Open To Less Than Grand Slam

Will clay-court ace Thomas Muster be able to defend title when French Open begins Monday? Photo by Associated Press


Injury Forces Seles Out

Magdalena Maleeva upset the world’s No. 3 player, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals of the Madrid Open in Spain. In today’s final, Maleeva will play Jana Novotna, …


Rash Of Injuries Takes Toll On Favorites For French Open

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Seles Wins Emotional Tune-Up

Playing her first match on red clay since she was stabbed three years ago in Germany, Monica Seles put her sore shoulder and wounded psyche to the test in Madrid …


Sabatini Out Of French

Gabriela Sabatini, a six-time semifinalist at the French Open, withdrew from this year’s tournament, which begins Monday. Organizers said Sabatini has not recovered from a stomach muscle problem that forced …


Muster Sustains Dominance

Thomas Muster mastered the swirling winds, the slippery court and Richard Krajicek’s serve-and-volley game to win the Italian Open in Rome, for his fifth clay court title of the year. …


Graf Reaches German Final

Top-ranked Steffi Graf overpowered Iva Majoli 7-5, 6-1 to reach her 11th German Open final in Berlin. Graf will play Karina Habsudova of Slovakia, who beat Elena Likhovtseva of Russia …


Sports People

Northwestern football coach Gary Barnett, who agreed to a new contract shortly after the Wildcats played in the Rose Bowl, finally signed the deal. Terms weren’t disclosed, but the contract …


Graf Breaks Record

Steffi Graf is No. 1 all alone. The German right-hander was ranked No. 1 for the 332nd week in her career, breaking the record of 331 weeks she shared with …


Martinez Cools Off Hingis

Conchita Martinez spoiled Martina Hingis’ bid for her first title, soundly beating the 15-year-old in two sets in the Italian Open final in Rome. The 6-2, 6-3 victory took only …


Teenager Reaches Final

A day after upsetting Steffi Graf, the world’s No. 1 woman player, 15-year-old Martina Hingis showed it was no fluke. In a display of shot-making and remarkable maturity, she defeated …


Hingis Upsets Graf

Steffi Graf was ousted from the Italian Open in Rome by 15-year-old Martina Hingis, who has been touted as a possible successor to Graf as the world’s No. 1 woman …


Ivanisevic Upset

Goran Ivanisevic was upset by Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-3, 6-4 at the German Open in Hamburg. Once ranked 14th and part of the German Davis Cup team, Steeb is 75th in …


Kafelnikov Prevails In Prague

Second-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia beat defending champion Czech Bohdan Ulihrach 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, to win the Czech Open clay court tournament in Prague, Czech Republic. In Atlanta, Karim Alami …