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Bruguera, Vicario Thrive Defending French Champs Win; Stich Ends Edberg’s Title Quest

Sergi Bruguera and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain, the defending champions in the French Open, scored solid secondround victories today over lowranked opponents. But the tournament ended abruptly for Stefan …


Sampras Says, ‘Au Revoir’ Pete’s Free-Fall Continues With Early Exit At French Open

Pete Sampras is in a tailspin. The player who was virtually unstoppable for much of 1994 ended a miserable clay-court season Wednesday by losing in the first round of the …


It’s Goran, Goran, Gone Ivanisevic Makes Another Early Exit In Grand Slam Event

Just call him Ivanisevic the Terrible after losing to a qualifier. Photo by Associated Press


Quirky Foe Can’t Give Agassi Much Of A Test Top Seeds Have Easy Time Reaching Second Round In The French Open

The only problem Andre Agassi had in his opening match Monday at the French Open was figuring out his opponent’s herky-jerky service motion. He was more bemused than confused. Karsten …


French Open Boasts Stars, Few Favorites Agassi, Muster And Bruguera Head Men’s Field; Sanchez Vicario Leads Women

Andre Agassi has his sights set on the French Open. Photo by Associated Press


Brothers Double Up On Foes Columbia River Pair Advance To Semifinals

When doubles partners Joe and Nick Tostenrude walk on to a tennis court, all the comparisons between teammates and family members become more than just a bunch of cliches. The …


Austrian Extends Streak

Thomas Muster solidified his status as French Open favorite and stretched his clay-court winning streak to 28 matches by overcoming Sergi Bruguera in four sets at the Italian Open. In …


Miscellany

Next month, Topps goes retro with gum in card packs that sell for 50 cents. Topps put gum with its cards until 1992, but there were two problems. The gum …


Muster, Bruguera In Final

Thomas Muster rallied past a self-destructing Wayne Ferreira to reach today’s final of the the Italian Open in Rome. The win extended his clay-court winning streak to 27 matches. Muster, …


Chang Out Of Italian Open

Thomas Muster steamrolled into the semifinals of Italian Open at Rome with a dominating 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 2 seed Michael Chang. Sergi Bruguera and Goran Ivanisevic also easily …


Sampras Falls Apart

Fabrice Santoro of France returns shot en route to upsetting top seed and defending champ Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, in the first round of the Italian Open. Photo by Associated …


Top Seed Upset In Finals

Conchita Martinez established herself as the favorite for the French Open when she won her fourth straight clay court tournament, beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the Italian Open. Martinez overwhelmed …


Challenge Reunites Tennis Legends

John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg in the “War of 1816” played out on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Jimmy Connors and Guillermo Vilas in the U.S. Open final at Forest Hills.


No. 2 Sampras Upset

Pete Sampras was upset by defending champion Andrei Medvedev 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the German Open in Hamburg. In the other semi, Goran Ivanisevic beat two-time defending …


Locally

Spokane’s John Robles, the No. 3 seed, will be a spectator when the $20,000 Spalding/Gatorade Pro Stop handball tournament at the Spokane Club stages its semifinal round today. Six-seeded Vince …


Chang Outlasts Agassi

Michael Chang prevailed against the world’s No. 1 player in a demanding test on clay in Duluth, Ga., beating Andre Agassi 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 to win the $328,000 AT&T; …


Vicario Wins Twice

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the secondranked player in the world, enjoyed a home-court edge in Barcelona, Spain, and scored a rare double in the $430,000 Ford Open WTA tournament. The Barcelona …


Becker Vs. Muster Final

At Monte Carlo, Monaco, Thomas Muster, dehydrated and barely able to stand at the end, staggered to victory and will play Boris Becker today in the final of the Monte …


Becker, Ivanisevic Roll

Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic won on clay to advance to a semifinal matchup at the Monte Carlo Open in Monaco. Becker, seeded second, continued his strong play with a …


U.S. Leads Fed Cup

Shaking off the effects of a month-long bout with the flu, Mary Joe Fernandez braved the searing heat and gave the United States a 2-0 lead in its best-of-5 Federation …


Chang In Final

At Hong Kong, defending champion and top seed Michael Chang defeated fellow American Jim Courier 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Salem Open. Chang’s opponent in today’s final will …


Chang, Courier In Semis

Top-seeded and defending champion Michael Chang beat Denmark’s Kenneth Carlsen 6-3, 6-2 to set up a semifinal clash with fellow American Jim Courier, who is seeded third, in the $328,000 …


Two Straight For Martinez

Conchita Martinez capitalized on an overpowering first set to win her second straight tournament 6-1, 6-4 over Gabriela Sabatini in the finals of the Bausch & Lomb championship in Amelia …


Connors In Final

Johan Kriek and Jimmy Connors advanced to today’s final of the $150,000 Corel Champions men’s over-35 tournament. Kriek moved on when No. 2 Bjorn Borg retired after two sets of …


Navratilova, Graf To Team Up At Wimbledon

Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf will team up in doubles at Wimbledon. Navratilova, who retired from the WTA Tour as a singles player last year, made the announcement while playing …


Second Net Seed Ousted

Alberto Costa of Spain defeated second-seeded Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Estoril Open. No. 3 Thomas Muster of Austria is the …


Sabatini Rolls Amelia

Gabriela Sabatini, beaten last week by a player ranked 88th in the world, regrouped against Argentine compatriot Maria Jose Gaidano with a 6-0, 6-0 rout in the Bausch & Lomb …


Seles’ Attacker Set Free

A German court rejected an appeal by tennis star Monica Seles to jail the man who stabbed her two years ago and brought her career to an abrupt halt. The …


Martinez Defends Title

Conchita Martinez wrapped up her first title of the year in efficient and effective fashion, whipping Magdalena Maleeva 6-1, 6-1 in 58 minutes to win her second straight Family Circle …


U.S. Overwhelms Italy

The 1-2 punch of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, the Nos. 1 and 2 players in the world, and their top-ranked doubles teammates beat overmatched Italy and moved the United …