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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

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 …

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, …


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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 …