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Bad Ankle Forces Sanchez Vicario To Quit Family Circle Cup

Sanchez Vicarlo


Agassi Wins 19 Straight Points To Grease No. 1 Sampras, Then Invites Him To Broadway

Agassi


Graf Shows Her Greatness

Steffi Graf turned a cold shoulder on an opponent with a sore shoulder and captured her third title of 1995 with a businesslike, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Kimiko Date of …


Martina Back While Monica Backs Out

Martina Navratilova is back. Monica Seles may never return. Seles said she’s not ready to join a U.S. Federation Cup team that will include retired professional Navratilova in its first-round …


Sabatini Sabotages Self

Near the end, pacing behind the baseline, Gabriela Sabatini actually put her hand to her throat. In a collapse almost identical to her 1993 French Open failure, Sabatini blew a …


Graf Tested At Lipton

Steffi Graf, who has yet to lose a set this year, barely kept her streak intact against Natasha Zvereva in the quarterfinals at the Lipton Championships. Graf won 6-4, 7-6 …


Wilander Wins Decisively

Mats Wilander advanced to the Lipton Championships quarterfinals for the first time since 1988 by beating Jan Siemerink 6-4, 6-2. “When you have taken a couple of years off, you …


Former Champs Ousted On An ‘Upsetting’ Day In Lipton Tennis Play

Sampras


Assailant Back On Trial

Nearly two years after plunging a kitchen knife into the back of Monica Seles and putting her tennis career on hold, her assailant goes on trial again today. This time, …


Sampras Eager To Win

Pete Sampras, eager to watch the telecast of Michael Jordan’s return to the Chicago Bulls, hurried past Derrick Rostagno in the second round at the Lipton Championships. Stefan Edberg and …


Graf Back To Form

Steffi Graf, displaying no signs of her recent back problems, continued her mastery over German compatriot Anke Huber to advance 6-4, 6-4 to the finals of the Delray Beach Winter …


Chang Ousted In Upset

Thomas Muster of Austria upset fourth-seeded Michael Chang in a final-set tiebreaker to advance to the quarterfinals of the Newsweek Champions Cup tennis tournament. Muster, seeded 14th, defeated Chang 6-1, …


Sampras Struggles

Top-seeded Pete Sampras, coming off a second-round loss in the U.S. Indoor last month, struggled past Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in a second-round match at the $1.8 …


Courier Serves To Win

Jim Courier capitalized on a strong serve to beat qualifier Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and win the MassMutual Championships, in Scottsdale, Ariz., for his second title this year. Thomas …


Enqvist Upsets Chang For U.S. Indoor Crown After Dropping First Set

Michael Chang can’t bear to watch while losing to Thomas Enqvist in the finals of the U.S. Indoor Tennis Championship at Philadelphia on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Mac-Like Attack In Philly: Agassi Loses Cool, Match As Fans Boo Him Off Court

Agassi


Sampras Won’t Play

Top-ranked Pete Sampras will not play in the United States’ Davis Cup quarterfinal match in Italy next month because of a scheduling conflict. The New York Times reported that Sampras …


Graf Into Semifinals

Steffi Graf, in the second match of her comeback from injuries, defeated 14-year-old Martina Hingis of Switzerland in a quarterfinal match at the Paris Open. Graf won 6-2, 6-3 in …


Miscellany

Bill Parcells could try another blitzkrieg early Friday, opening day in the NFL’s annual free-agency period. There have been unsubstantiated reports of a Dave Meggett sighting at the Patriots’ offices, …


No. 2 Beats No. 1

Andre Agassi, shaking off only his second loss in 33 sets played this year, turned back Michael Chang 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 to capture the San Jose Open at San Jose, …


Chang Dodges Bullet

Michael Chang found out how to beat a speeding bullet in the quarterfinals of the San Jose Open. Fighting serves by Greg Rusedski that reached a record 137 mph, Chang …


Sports People

Top-seeded Boris Becker won his opening-round match in the Marseille Open, beating Juan Albert Viloca of Spain 6-2, 6-4… . Marc Gagnon, a two-time world champion from Canada, …


Martin Leads U.S. Past France To Advance In Davis Cup Field

Todd Martin chases down a shot from Guy Forget during their Davis Cup match. Martin’s victory clinched a first-round win for the U.S. Photo by Associated Press


U.S. Davis Cup Team Takes Lead

Richey Reneberg and Jared Palmer took up where they left off in the Australian Open, and the United States took a 2-1 Davis Cup lead over France in St. Petersburg, …


United States, France Split Opening Matches In Davis Cup First Round

Courier


Agassi Puts Australian On Slam List

Andre Agassi absorbed a 28-ace barrage by Pete Sampras, wore him down from the baseline and lifted his Australian Open title Sunday in a spectacular match to close in on …


So Much For Fragile Persona Pierce Pulls Back Reins In Solving Sanchez Vicario

Mary Pierce pouted and shouted, cursed and screamed, bopped her forehead with her racket and flogged her thighs like a jockey riding a racehorse. And this, she said, was one …


Pierce Punctures Vicario, Wins Final Victory Over World’s No. 2 Avenges French Open Loss

Mary Pierce wins her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Photo by Associated Press


Krickstein’s Pain Equals Agassi’s Gain Injury Default Ends Semifinal Before Flood Hits Center Court

Andre Agassi reached the Australian Open final today when Aaron Krickstein defaulted with a groin injury moments before several inches of water from a blocked storm drain flooded center court. …


Sampras Rolls Past Chang To Reach Final

France’s Mary Pierce overcame her temper and erratic play to defeat Conchita Martinez. Photo by Associated Press