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Sampras Dispatches Smiling Brit Top Seed Makes Quarters In ‘Laugher’

1. Top-seeded Steffi Graf powers her way into the women’s quarterfinals with a 6-0,6-1 sprint past Ines Gorrochategul of Argentina on Monday at Winbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Japan’s …

Doubles Player Missing

The whereabouts of Murphy Jensen were unknown Monday after the flamboyant doubles player failed to show for a mixed doubles match at Wimbledon. Jensen was scheduled to team with Brenda …

Nbc And Hbo Give Us A ‘Memorex Moment’

Yes, it was absolutely fabulous that NBC and HBO carried Wimbledon simultaneously from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, but flipping between them could get you unstuck in time, endeavoring to …

Petulant Tarango Insists On ‘Justice’ Disqualified U.S. Player Meets At Length With Wimbledon Ref

Terrible-tempered Jeff Tarango, after having stormed out of a match and hurled insults at an umpire, met with Wimbledon referee Alan Mills Sunday and vowed to “stay here until justice …

Whacked Out At Wimbledon Tarango Glad Wife Slapped ‘Corrupt’ Ump

1. Jeff Tarango and wife Benedicte bid an obnoxious farwell…Photo by Associated Press 2….while Andre Agassi advances to the fourth round after getting the jump on David Wheaton at Wimbledon …

Is Graf’s Back Part Of Her Future?

No. 1 Steffi Graff did not drop a set in the first week of play. Photo by Associated Press

Agassi-Shields Sideshow Moves Over To Center Stage

Andre Agassi unleases powerful serve in match against Patrick McEnroe. Photo by Associated Press

Pierce Takes Seat In 2nd Round France’s Resident No. 1 Player Ousts No. 5 Seed In Second Round

Mary Pierce is offered drink but Nathalie Tuaziat was toasted after win. Photo by Associated Press

Top Seeds ‘School’ Teenagers

No. 1 seed Andre Agassi easily wins his first match against Andrew Painter. Photo by Associated Press

Sampras Not Quite At Home Wimbledon Titlist Struggles To Win

1. Two-time champion Pete Sampras has trouble getting into the swing of things on the opening day of play at Wimbledon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Gabriela Sabatini fires an …

Judges To Get A New Look, To Don Goggles

Net-cord judges will wear goggles at the Wimbledon championships for the first time starting today to protect them from power hitters. The men and women who are in the firing …

Tauziat Crowned Champ

Nathalie Tauziat ended Chanda Rubin’s shutout streak by battling back for a 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 win for the Eastbourne grass-court title. At St. Poelten, Austria, Thomas Muster extended his clay-court …

Having A New Ball Agassi, Sampras Among Wimbledon Field Adjusting To Softer Tennis Balls

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras ham it up in London during filming for a sportswear commercial. Photo by Associated Press

Connors Out In Quarters

Jimmy Conners gives his 42-year-old-body a rest before losing on the quarterfinal round to Marc Rosset at Halle, Germany. Photo by Associated Press

Seles Readies For Return

Monica Seles’ comeback match against Martina Navratilova on July 29 will take place here. Seles, who has not played in more than two years since being stabbed in Germany, had …

Wimbledon Sets Pairings

Defending champions Pete Sampras and Conchita Martinez didn’t get any special treatment when the seeds were passed out for the Wimbledon tennis championships. Sampras, the two-time defending champion and winner …

Sampras Outlasts Field

Pete Sampras battled through 71 games, three tie-breaks and two opponents in one day as he tuned up for defense of his Wimbledon title by winning the $625,000 Queens Club …

Wimbledon Prep Heats Up

Guy Forget, bidding for a Wimbledon seeding, withstood 17 aces to upset Goran Ivanisevic 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) Friday to advance to the semifinals of the $625,000 Queen’s Club tournament. Forget …

Splendid Doubles Duo Racks Up Another Title

Natasha Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez teamed to win their fourth consecutive French Open women’s doubles title as they beat their top rivals, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Jana Novotna on Sunday. …

Austrian Too Much For Chang Muster Extends His Winning Streak With Decisive Victory In French Open


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Love Holds Onto Lead

A par round of 71 was good enough to keep Davis Love III atop the Kemper Open leaderboard in Potomac, Md. He’ll have to do better today to stay there. …

Chang Bids For Second French Title

American Michael Chang’s straight-set semifinals win earns him a spot in Sunday’s final. Photo by Associated Press

Sanchez Vicario, Graf Pave Way For Colossal Final

The favorites punched in, the challengers punched out; the two leading ladies of tennis prefer not to have it any other way. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the French Open’s business-like defending …

Chang’s Big Burst Sends Destiny’s Darling Home American Will Face Two-Time Champion In French Open Semifinals On Friday

Michael Chang faces the French Open semifinals after another eye-opening victory. Photo by Associated Press

Agassi Makes Painful Exit Russian, Hip Injury Ruins Bid For Third Consecutive Grand Slam Title

Andre Agassi holds his head before he has it handed to him by Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in a straight-set loss. Photo by Associated Press

Angry Bruguera Steams Ahead

American Michael Chang advances to the quarterfinals of the French Open tennis tournament by defeating Germany’s Michael Stich in four sets. Photo by Associated Press

Boorish Becker Gets Blown Out Romanian Scores Big Upset; Agassi, Sanchez Vicario Win

Boris Becker fell victim to a player he’d never heard of. Jim Courier failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in five years. Mary Pierce left center court …

Novotna Repeats Sorry Finish

This time, there was no championship at stake, no Steffi Graf on the other side of the net, no royal shoulder to cry on. But Jana Novotna’s collapse Saturday at …

Agassi Set For Round Of 16 No. 1 Player Continues Chase For His First French Open Title

Steffi Graf puts away Nathalie Baudone in just 44 minutes. Photo by Associated Press