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Ailing Agassi To Miss Davis Cup Final Against Host Russia

Agassi


Spain Drops U.S. For Fed Cup

Spain again proved it’s best on clay, winning the Fed Cup for the third straight year as Conchita Martinez defeated Mary Joe Fernandez 6-3, 6-4 en route to a 3-2 …


U.S. Facing Fed Cup Elimination

Facing almost certain defeat in the Fed Cup finals after falling behind Spain 2-0, American captain Billie Jean King kept her sense of humor. “No problema,” King joked after Spain’s …


Miscellany

Tom Kite, a former U.S. Open champion and the PGA Tour’s second all-time money winner, will be named captain of the 1997 U.S. Ryder Cup team according to published reports. …


Graf Finishes Season By Finishing Off Huber In Historic Five-Setter

It took 2 hours, 47 minutes for Steffi Graf to win the WTA Tour Championship on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Graf To Meet Huber In Wta Final

Steffi Graf, the top seed and heavy favorite in the WTA Tour Championship at New York, grabbed a spot in the title match of this season-ending tournament by beating Natasha …


Upsets Rule The Day In Wta

When they play the WTA Tour Championships semifinals today, it will be Natasha Zvereva taking on top-seeded Steffi Graf before Brenda Schultz-McCarthy meets Anke Huber at New York’s Madison Square …


Sampras Loses, But Wins

An hour after he clinched the No. 1 ranking for the third straight year, Pete Sampras promptly went out and lost to Wayne Ferreira at the ATP Championships. The loss …


Sampras Downs Becker

Top-ranked Pete Sampras turned aside the challenge of crowd-favorite Boris Becker with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) victory at the ATP Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. In raising his record to 2-0 …


Chang Trips Muster To Endanger Chance To Annex No. 1 Spot

Chang


Wta Tournament Begins

Kimiko Date defeated Jana Novotna 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the opening singles match of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and Gabriela …


Miscellany

Steffi Graf, given a hard time yet again by Lori McNeil, won 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to capture the $800,000 Advanta Championships in Philadelphia. In tuning up for this week’s season-ending …


Graf Breezes Into Finals

Steffi Graf took just 56 minutes to beat Zina Garrison-Jackson, 6-1, 6-3, in the semifinals of the $800,000 Advanta Championships at the Civic Center. The win moved Graf, who is …


Sampras, Becker Advance

Today’s Paris Open championship will be a rematch of the Wimbledon final - Pete Sampras against Boris Becker, with the American trying to celebrate his return to the world’s No. …


Becker, Top Seeds Advance

Three-time tournament champion Boris Becker defeated Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands, and top-seeded Pete Sampras also advanced to the semifinals at the Paris Open. Becker beat Krajicek 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), …


Sampras On Top For Paris Open

Pete Sampras heads into the Paris Open starting today with a comforting thought. No matter what he does, he will return to the No. 1 ranking in tennis. Andre Agassi, …


Muster Upsets Sampras

Thomas Muster of Austria rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the opening set and shocked Pete Sampras 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 in the semifinals of the Eurocard Open. Unseeded MaliVai Washington …


Agassi Hurt Again

Andre Agassi re-injured a chest muscle at the Eurocard Open, forcing a layoff that could cost him his No. 1 ranking. Agassi said the injury, which first bothered him at …


Sampras Upset In Lyon

South African Wayne Ferreira surprised top-seeded Pete Sampras, ending the American’s bid for a fourth title at the Lyon Open in Lyon, France, with a 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-3 victory. …


Sponsor Dumps Graf

One of Steffi Graf’s main sponsors, the General Motors subsidiary Opel, canceled a lucrative contract because of the scandal that has put her father in jail on suspicion of tax …


Sports People

Steffi Graf underwent a day of questioning for alleged tax evasion before a state prosecutor in Frankfurt, Germany… . American gymnast John Roethlisberger finished eighth in the compulsory …


Courier Wins Swiss Open

Fifth-seeded Jim Courier of the United States outlasted Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands in a five-set marathon to win the $1 million Swiss Open In Basel, Switzerland. Courier took just …


Officials Begin Probe

Politicians in the state where German tennis star Steffi Graf is under investigation and her father jailed for alleged tax evasion, demanded that the state finance minister reveal all he …


Sweden Extends Davis Cup Semifinals To Final Day, Rolling To Straight-Sets Doubles Win

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Sampras, Agassi Combination Too Much For Swedish Team In Davis Cup Semifinals

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras rolled to wins to give the United States a commanding 2-0 lead after the first day of the best-of-five match against Sweden in the Davis …


Muster Breaks Record In Win

Top-seeded Thomas Muster won his 11th title of the season, breaking the ATP Tour record set by Pete Sampras last year with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over fellow Austrian Gilbert …


Sampras, By First-Set Ko He Wins Memorable Point In First Set, Breaking Agassi’s Will For Open Crown

Pete Sampras answers Andre Agassi with authority. Photo by Associated Press


Graf Survives Open Final, Beats Seles, Not Emotions

Graf lets out her emotions after overcoming Seles. Photo by Associated Press


Graf, Seles Make This Grand Slam Beyond Unusual

They met at the net, two winners, though Steffi Graf gets to keep her fourth U.S. Open title. They hugged. Monica Seles kissed Graf’s left cheek, already wet with tears. …


Graf, Seles Grand Showdown To Finally Take Place In Finals

1. Graf 2. Seles