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SANEX WTA TOUR ANNOUNCES ANTI-DOPING
Lourdes Dominguez Lino Suspended, Fined
Under Tennis Anti-Doping Program....
St. Petersburg, Florida (August 24, 2002) - The Sanex WTA Tour
announced today that player Lourdes Dominguez Lino tested positive
for metabolites of cocaine in a test that took place on March 1,
2002 at a Sanex WTA Tour tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. Cocaine is
a prohibited substance under the Tennis Anti-Doping Program.
Dominguez Lino, 21, will be sanctioned as proscribed by the Tennis
Anti-Doping Program, with a three-month suspension effective
immediately. She must also forfeit all ranking points and prize
money earned at the tournament in Acapulco and all subsequent Tour
sanctioned or recognized tournaments in which she has participated
this year. In total, Dominguez Lino will forfeit 162.75 singles and
273.5 doubles ranking points and $23,347 in prize money. Currently
ranked 158 in singles and 103 in doubles, Dominguez Lino last
competed in a Sanex WTA Tour-recognized event the week of June 23,
2002. Following her suspension, her singles ranking will fall
outside of the top 300 and her doubles rankings will fall outside of
the top 700.
"We are extremely disappointed that one of our players has committed
a doping offense, but feel strongly that the corresponding penalties
are appropriate," said Sanex WTA Tour CEO Kevin Wulff. "The sanction
handed down today should serve as a firm reminder to our players
that they are responsible for everything they put in their bodies.
Doping will not be tolerated on the Sanex WTA Tour. Our players,
tournaments and fans are entitled to drug-free competition."
The Tennis Anti-Doping Program is a comprehensive and
internationally recognized drug-testing program jointly used by the
Sanex WTA Tour, ATP and International Tennis Federation.
You Say It’s Your Birthday!
Aug. 27 Carlos Moya (26)
Aug. 29 Jan Frode Andersen (30)
Aug. 30 Juan Ignacio Chela (23)
Aug. 30 Andy Roddick (20)
Aug. 31 Andrei Medvedev (28)
Sep. 3 Christian Vinck (27)
Sep. 4 Mark Knowles (31)
Sep. 4 Daniel Nestor (30)
Sep. 6 Greg Rusedski (29)
Sep. 6 Tim Henman (28)
Sep. 8 Sjeng Schalken (26)
Women's final will be in prime time...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The women's final at the U.S. Open will be
televised live in prime time again this year.
The United States Tennis Association and CBS Sports said Thursday
that the match, set for Sept. 7, marks the second straight year that
the U.S. Open women's championship will get a prime time stage.
Last year's telecast of the match between sisters Venus and Serena
Williams generated a 6.8 rating on CBS, a 51 percent increase over
the 2000 final. An estimated 22.7 million viewers watched all or
part of the match and the rating was the highest for a U.S. Open
women's singles final since 1985.
The men's singles semifinals will be held in a day session beginning
at 11 a.m. on Sept. 7. The evening session will start with a special
exhibition match at 7 p.m., followed by the women's singles final at
The men's singles final will be at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8.
TV Schedule (all times EST)
Pilot Pen Tennis (WTA), New Haven, Conn.
ESPN2: 4 P.M.–6 P.M. (L)
ESPN2: 1 A.M.–2:30 A.M. (T)
ESPN2: 1 P.M.–3 P.M. (L)
ESPN2: 1 A.M.–2:30 A.M. (T)
ESPN2: 1 P.M.–3 P.M. (L)
ESPN2: 7 P.M.–8:30 P.M. (L)
CBS: 1 P.M.–3 P.M. (L)
Hamlet Cup Tennis (ATP), Long Island, N.Y.
August 24, 25
Fox Sports Net:
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Brian Vahaly of Atlanta, GA, won his third USTA
Professional Circuit title of the year by capturing the USTA
Seascape Challenger in Aptos, CA. In the Aptos final, Vahaly
defeated Israel's Noam Behr, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, avenging a 6-0, 6-0 loss
to Behr in the first round of 2001 US Open qualifying.
Tory Zawacki of Hilton Head Island, SC, won her first singles title
on the USTA Professional Circuit, capturing the Holabird Sports/USTA
Women's $10,000 Satellite Tournament of Baltimore. The 17-year-old
Zawacki defeated 18-year-old Aiko Nakamura of Japan, 6-4, 7-5, for
The U.S. Olympic Committee
named Jennifer Capriati as the 2001 USOC SportsWoman of the Year.
Pete Sampras is the only other tennis player to earn year-end
honors from the
USOC, claiming SportsMan of the Year honors in 1997. Venus and
Serena Williams finished fourth in the USOC Team of the Year voting,
while the USTA's nominee for SportsMan of the Year, Andy Roddick,
did not place.
USTA TO CONDUCT FIRST OF A SERIES OF GOLD MEDAL
Fed Cup and Olympic coaching great Billie Jean King to assist
USA Tennis High Performance Coaches in Winston-Salem, N.C. The
United States Tennis Association (USTA) will host the first in a
series of "Gold Medal Training Camps" Oct. 8
to 13 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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US OPEN .....
Day 14 ... US Open 2002 ...
Final day at the 2002 US Open ...
Classic battle between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi!
Twelve years ago, the rivalry between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi began when
Sampras defeated Agassi in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, in what could be
their last Grand Slam final matchup, Sampras did it again. Sampras won his 14th
Grand Slam event by topping Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. That takes Sampras'
record to five U.S. Opens -- tying him with Jimmy Connors.
Day 13 ... US Open 2002 ...
Venus Williams' run of U.S. Open titles ends Saturday night, but the trophy
stays in the family.
Younger sister Serena
cruises to a 6-4, 6-3 victory to earn her third Grand Slam title of the year.
All three of Serena's major titles this year have come with victories over Venus
in the final.
She breezed through the entire tournament, on an obvious collision
course with sister Venus. And in dominating her older sister in
Saturday's final, Serena recaptured the US Open crown and remains
the number one woman player in the world.
Pete Sampras defeats Sjeng Schalken in straight sets today,
earning a chance to end his two-year title drought in Sunday's U.S.
Open men's final.
Day 12 ... US Open 2002 ...
Another all-Williams major final is complete Friday as Venus outlasts Amelie
Mauresmo 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 and Serena sweeps Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-5 for the
right to meet her sister on Saturday night.
Day 11 ... US Open 2002 ...
Tennis' past still has a hold over the sport's future as Pete
Sampras blows away Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Thursday night to advance to the
semifinals of the U.S. Open. Sampras, seeking his fifth Open title but first
tourney win since Wimbledon 2000, advances in only 90 minutes.
Slow-serving Sjeng Schalken won Thursday's "other" quarterfinal,
beating Fernando Gonzalez before an all-American glamor match at the U.S. Open.
Schalken reached his first semifinal in 30 Grand Slam tournaments with a 6-7
(7-5), 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2) win over Fernando Gonzalez, playing in his
first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Mahesh Bhupathi IND (3) Max Mirnyi BLR (3) def.
Bob Bryan USA (6) Mike Bryan USA (6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Day 10 ... US Open 2002 ...
Lleyton Hewitt advances to the semifinals, defeating Younes El Aynaoui in
four sets. He now will face Andre Agassi .
Earlier, Amelie Mauresmo joined Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams in the
semis with a stunning victory over Jennifer Capriati. Amelie will go on to face
Agassi def. Mirnyi ..6-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.
Day 9 ... US Open 2002 ...
Pete Sampras sets up a premier quarterfinal match with his 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5
victory over No. 3 seed Tommy Haas at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. The four-time
champ will meet 20-year-old Andy Roddick. Also, sisters Venus and Serena
Williams win, while Monica Seles tops Martina Hingis.
Roddick Fires Up Fans
Serena, Lindsay, Monica and Venus Roll
Andy Roddick overcame a foot injury and put on a dazzling show for the nighttime
crowd inside Louis Armstrong Stadium. His victory included several points that
will be compared with some of the most memorable in US Open history. Lindsay Davenport and
Serena Williams also won. Gustavo Kuerten fell to Sjeng Schalken, who will next
face straight sets winner Fernando Gonzales.
Day 8 ... US Open 2002 ...
The rain has stopped, play at the U.S. Open is under way after a 7 hour, 20
Pete Wins In Five; Lindsay, Jenny Cap, Haas Advance
Pete Sampras won a thrilling five set match against Greg Rusedski
on Louis Armstrong. He'll now face Tommy Haas who held off Thomas
Enqvist in five sets. Lindsay Davenport needed just 58 minutes to
beat Silvia Farina Elia, and Jennifer Capriati followed that up with
a straight sets win over Amy Frazier. Daniela Hantuchova (11) def.
Justine Henin (8), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)
Day 7 ... US Open 2002 ...
After a more than six-hour rain delay, Serena Williams wasted little time taking
care of business, defeating Daja Bedanova in just 41 minutes to become the first
person to advance to the quarterfinals.
At 9:50 p.m., play was called off for the night, with matches involving Lindsay
Davenport and Andy Roddick washed out completely. Among matches halted in
progress: Four-time Open champion Pete Sampras was trailing 1997 finalist Greg
Rusedski 5-4, on serve in the first set; No. 3 Tommy Haas won the first set 6-4
against No. 29 Thomas Enqvist; Gustavo Kuerten won the first set 6-1 against
Nicolas Massu; and 11th-seeded Daniela Hantuchova led No. 8 Justine Henin 6-1,
Day 6 ... US Open 2002 ...
Jennifer Capriati was straight set winner on 'ladies night'.
Martina Hingis kicked off ladies night with a straight set win over Amanda
No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt outlasts James Blake in their anticipated rematch at the
U.S. Open on Saturday. Unlike last year's meeting vs. Blake, Hewitt doesn't do
much shouting. Instead, he uses his mighty serve to win in five sets.
Venus Williams continues to dominate her bracket, defeating Martina Muller
6-1, 6-2, while Chanda Rubin and Amelie Mauresmo won in straight sets.
Seles, Clijsters Rebound; Rios Retires
No. 6 Monica Seles flew out to a 6-1, 5-1 lead before Yoon Jeong Cho forced a
third set. Seles finally put Cho away 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Elsewhere, No. 7 Kim
Clijsters also fell behind early before advancing 1-6, 7-5, 6-4. In men's
action, No. 22 Marcelo Rios retired in his match against No. 14 Jiri Novak.
Jenny Capriati, Venus Williams, Andre Agassi and Martina Hingis are also in
action, plus a Lleyton Hewitt re-match against James Blake and an all-American
showdown of Chanda Rubin vs. Lisa Raymond.
Day 5 ... US Open 2002 ...
Pete Sampras (17) def. Kristian Pless 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Martina Navratilova/Leander Paes def. Rennae Stubbs/Todd Woodbridge (1) 7-6
(7-4), 7-5 .
Serena, Andy, Lindsay Roll; Guga Beats Safin
Serena Williams, Andy Roddick and Lindsay Davenport continue to cruise with
straight set victories today over Marion Bartoli and Raemon Sluiter,
respectively. No. 2 Marat Safin fell in straight sets to Guga Kuerten, while
Justine Henin brought Bea Bielik's amazing run to an end. Earlier, Arnaud
Clement upset No. 10 Sebastien Grosjean, Elena Bovina won in a three set
thriller, and Tommy Haas and Tim Henman advanced in straight sets.
Day 4 ... US Open 2002 ...
Three From Men's Top 10 Fall
Dominik Hrbaty stunned No. 4 seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov, while Jan-Michael Gambill
and Wayne Ferreira took care of Carlos Moya (9) and Albert Costa (8)
respectively. Two-time defending champion Venus Williams won her match against
Alicia Molik, 6-1, 6-2. Other winners include Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi,
James Blake and Jiri Novak on the men's side, and Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay
Davenport, Kim Clijsters, Martina Hingis, Chanda Rubin, Meghann Shaughnessy,
Amelie Mauresmo on the women's.
Andre Agassi dropped only two games in his match against Justin Gimelstob today,
winning, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, in just 66 minutes. He moves on in the men's draw, along
with top-seed Lleyton Hewitt and James Blake, who will face each other in round
Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport also advanced, as did Meghann
Shaughnessy, Amy Frazier, Amelie Mauresmo and Patty Schnyder.
Fourth-seeded Kafelnikov ousted from U.S. Open
Hewitt rolls past Okun into third round
Hingis continues comeback with second-round win
Day 3 ...US Open 2002 ....
Hewitt's fine likely to be reduced.
Philippoussis to miss two months.
Haas loses shirt, but wins match.
Obscure doubles team advances
NEW YORK -- Former champions Pete Sampras and Serena Williams had easy
victories on Wednesday at the U.S. Open. Sampras, a four-time winner of this
event but seeded at No. 17 and still seeking his first tournament championship
in 25 months, posted a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Albert Portas.
Williams, who won the Open in 1999, cruised past Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-1.
The U.S. Open sees its first big upset Wednesday as No. 5 seed Jelena Dokic
is defeated by Elena Bovina 6-3, 6-2. It is Dokic's earliest exit in New York
since her first appearance in 1999.
Unlikely Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian of Argentina couldn't continue
his incredible Grand Slam run Wednesday, losing to unseeded Sargis Sargsian of
Armenia 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round at the U.S. Open.
Day 2 ... US Open 2002 ...
NEW YORK -- Former champion Marat Safin battled his temper and some booming
serves from Nicolas Kiefer to advance in the first round of the U.S. Open on
Tuesday with a draining 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory.
Jenny Cap Dominates ...
Jennifer Capriati kicked off the night session with a 6-0, 6-0 win.
Venus, Hingis, Hewitt, Safin Storm Into Round Two
by Matthew Cronin
Tuesday, August 27, 2002 ...
Showing that she is well prepared to defend her US Open title, defending
champion Venus Williams made silly putty of one-time phenom Mirjana Lucic, 6-0,
6-0, in the first round on Tuesday.
Defending men's champion Lleyton Hewitt also raced ahead, out-dueling France's
Nicolas Coutelot, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
Carlos Moya, awarded his highest seed at the U.S. Open in three years at No.
9, advanced to the second round of the season's final Grand Slam by defeating
Adrian Voinea 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
Former finalist Mark Philippoussis, hounded by knee trouble, was forced to
retire from his match against No. 24 Sjeng Schalken after winning the first two
Day 1 ... US Open 2002 ....
Ally Baker Shows Promise In Pro Debut
Ally Baker is a name for the future on the women's professional tennis tour.
Kournikova Drops the Ball; Hantuchova Picks It Up
Despite overwhelming appeal in the popular press, Kournikova fails to deliver.
However, another Eastern European star, Daniela Hantuchova, wins handily.
Widjaja defeats Kournikova 6-3, 6-0.
Despite overwhelming appeal in the popular press, Kournikova fails to deliver.
However, another Eastern European star, Daniela Hantuchova, wins handily.
Kafelnikov Defeats Sanguinetti
No. 4 seed Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov, a two-time semifinalist at the US Open,
defeated Davide Sanguinetti of Italy, 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, despite 67 unforced
errors and a shaky serve.
Chang, Davenport Lead U.S. Charge
Showing flashes of the form that once made them two of the most feared players
at Flushing Meadows, U.S. veterans Lindsay Davenport and Michael Chang stormed
through their opening matches in the first round on Monday. American youth was
also served, when No. 25 seed James Blake defeated compatriot Brian Vahaly, 6-7
(3), 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (5), and North Carolina's Bea Bielik beat Czech Renata
Voracova, 6-4, 6-4.
Davenport Returns In High Gear
In only her fifth tournament of the year, it was like just old times for Lindsay
Davenport -- which means she was an easy winner. It took just 41 minutes for her
to shake off Eva Dyrberg 6-2, 6-1.
Majoli Moves on to Second Round with Win Over Harkleroad
Former French Open champion Iva Majoli used her experience to overwhelm American
teenager Ashley Harkleroad 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the US Open Monday.
No. 13 seed Federer Moves On To Round 2
Roger Federer moved on after his first-round win over the Czech Republic's Jiri
Vanek on Monday. The four-set match, which lasted 126 minutes, did not go as
easily as the Swiss player might have planned. Ultimately, though, Federer
prevailed, taking Vanek, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. He will now face Michael Chang in
Serena Williams starts her quest for her third straight Grand Slam title in
impressive fashion, beating Corina Morariu 6-2, 6-3 Monday night in the first
day of the U.S.
Favorites Holding Serve
So far, no upsets. No. 4 seed Lindsay Davenport and No. 8 seeds Justine Henin
and Albert Costa have already won their first round matches ... American sweetheart Ashley Harkleroad loses 6-3, 6-2.
French Open champ Albert Costa won his first-round match on Monday at the U.S.
Open. Costa, the eighth seed, outlasted Magnus Norman 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Michael Chang also advanced, working hard to defeat Francisco Clavet 7-6, 3-6,
6-4 , 7-6 (3).
Blake, the rising young star who is seeded 25th, was forced to battle Vahaly for
just over three hours Monday before emerging with a 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3, 7-6
The Opening Night Ceremony at the 2002 US Open, appropriately titled, "A
Salute to Heroes," celebrated the beginning of the US Open and the spirit of New
York. "A Salute to Heroes," which paid homage to New York City's uniformed and
civilian heroes, came to an emotional crescendo when "Heroes" flag, recovered
from Ground Zero, was raised high atop Arthur Ashe Stadium.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson withdrew
Wednesday from the U.S. Open because of an injured right shoulder.
American women land the top four seeds at the U.S. Open for the first time
since 1983, led by top seed Serena Williams and her sister Venus. Jennifer
Capriati and Lindsay Davenport round out the quartet. On the men's side, Lleyton
Hewitt is No. 1 and Marat Safin No. 2.
Also granted wild-card entries into the main draw of the Open were Corina
Morariu, Mashona Washington, Ally Baker, Bea Bielik, Ashley Harkleroad,
Alexandra Podkolzina and Sarah Taylor.
The U.S. Open starts Aug. 26.
COMMACK, N.Y. -- Thailand's Paradorn
Srichaphan won his first ATP Tour title Sunday, beating Argentina's
Juan Ignacio Chela 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 in the TD Waterhouse Cup.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Venus Williams beat
Lindsay Davenport 7-5, 6-0 to win her fourth-straight Pilot Pen
title Saturday, building a 13-match win streak going into the U.S.
AT&T Cup final ... With the U.S. Open on tap next week, Amelie
Mauresmo cruises to victory in a key hard-court tuneup Sunday. The
seventh-seeded Frenchwoman easily defeats second-seeded Jennifer Capriati 6-4,
6-1 to earn her eighth career WTA title.
INDIANAPOLIS --On Sunday, Rusedski's serves hit speeds as high as
132 mph as he rallied for a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain's Felix Mantilla to
win the RCA Championships title.
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Mardy Fish overcame a loss in the first
set to beat Russia's Denis Golovanov 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the final of the GHI Bronx
Tennis Classic on Sunday. Ashley Harkleroad beat Lubomira Kurhajcova 6-1, 6-3 in
the women's final for her second career victory.
WASHINGTON -- James Blake won his first ATP Tour title Sunday,
beating Paradorn Srichaphan 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
Blake, the 22-year-old American who upset Andre Agassi in the semifinals, broke
Srichaphan's serve to tie the second set 3-3, and took the tiebreaker when
Srichaphan's backhand shot sailed long.
MASON, Ohio -- Carlos Moya, showing the form that once had him ranked No. 1 in
the world, upset Lleyton Hewitt, the current No. 1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) Sunday in the
final of the $2.95 million Cincinnati Masters Series.
Chanda Rubin and Lindsay Davenport are both trying to finally get untracked
this year after knee surgeries in January. Rubin shows she is more up to speed,
beating top-seeded and former world No. 1 Davenport 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 Sunday in
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
LONDON -- World No. 5 tennis player Jelena Dokic is preparing to set up home in
Britain, according to the Yugoslav's volatile father Damir. The 19-year-old is
set to quit Yugoslavia following a spat with Belgrade officials over plans for a
family mansion and tennis centre in the Yugoslav capital.
Toronto, Canada ...Guillermo Canas caps off an incredible week by beating No.
12 seed Andy Roddick 6-4, 7-5 Sunday to win the Masters Series Canada for his
third career title. The unseeded Canas is the first Argentine to win in Canada
since Guillermo Vilas in 1976.
SAN DIEGO -- Top seed Venus Williams rolled on to her third straight Acura
Classic hardcourt title Sunday with an easy victory over an ailing Jelena Dokic.
Williams, who has won 20 of her last 22 matches, followed last week's victory up
the coast in Stanford with a 6-2, 6-2 win over the sixth-seeded Yugoslavian.
BERLIN -- Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker reached an early
settlement on his tax evasion case, a German magazine reported Saturday.
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Even in a losing effort, Corina Morariu was a winner just
by playing in the first-round doubles of the Acura Classic at the La Costa
Resort and Spa. It was the first WTA tour event for Morariu since the
24-year-old resident of Boca Raton, Fla., was diagnosed with leukemia and began
chemotherapy in May 2001.
Venus Williams (1) def. Kim Clijsters (4), 6-3, 6-3
LOS ANGELES -- Andre Agassi of the United States again dominated a
compatriot to win the $400,000 Mercedes-Benz Cup on Sunday. The second-seeded
Agassi rolled over Jan-Michael Gambill, 6-2, 6-4, and successfully defended his
title at the hardcourt event.
KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Alex Corretja beat French Open finalist Juan Carlos
Ferrero 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 Sunday to win the $1 million Generali Open for the second
SOPOT, Poland -- The youngster got the best of the veteran in a battle of
countryman. Jose Acasuso of Argentina captured his first career title Sunday,
winning the $681,000 Idea Prokom Open with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Franco
STUTTGART, Germany -- Mikhail Youzhny had to work for his first career title.
Youzhny rallied from a set down and outlasted No. 3 Guillermo Canas of Argentina
on Sunday to capture his first career ATP title, winning the $475,000 Mercedes
Cup clay-court tournament.
UMAG, Croatia -- Carlos Moya of Spain beat qualifier David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 on
Sunday to retain the championship of the Croatia Open and give him two
tournament titles in a row for the first time in his career.
AMERSFOORT, Netherlands -- Second-seeded Juan-Ignacio Chela beat top-seeded
Albert Costa 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) Sunday in the final of the Energis Open.
BASTAD, Sweden -- Third-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain fought off back pain and
beat No. 2 Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, Sunday in the final of
the $381,000 Swedish Open.
GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Alex Corretja's history of success at the Swiss
Open trumped Gaston Gaudio's recent stunning run on the ATP Tour. Corretja
captured his third Swiss Open title in five years Sunday, outdueling his
Argentinian counterpart, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3), at the $600,000 event.
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Swiss teenager Myriam Casanova of Switzerland
upset top seed Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain on Sunday, claiming her first
career WTA Tour title at the French Community Championships claycourt event. A
wild card appearing in just her fifth WTA event, Casanova rallied for a 4-6,
6-2, 6-1 win over the 31-year-old Sanchez-Vicario, a four-time Grand Slam
PALERMO, Italy -- Mariana Diaz-Oliva of Argentina claimed her first WTA
Tour title Sunday, outlasting Vera Zvonareva of Russia, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-3, at
the Palermo International claycourt event.
EASTBOURNE, England -- Chanda Rubin beat Anastasia Myskina 6-1, 6-3 in the
final of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament Saturday.
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden earned his first title in
four years Saturday, defeating Australian Wayne Arthurs, 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2,
for the second Samsung Open championship of his career.
'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands -- Sunday was a dream come true for Eleni
Daniilidou of Greece, who earned her first career WTA Tour singles crown by
rallying past fourth seed Elena Dementieva at the Ordina Open.
LIVERPOOL, England -- Marat Safin beat Jan-Michael Gambill 7-6 (8-6), 6-7
(3-7), 6-4 on Saturday to win the Liverpool international exhibition tournament.
Lleyton Hewitt proves he's the ruler of the Queen's Club tourney three times
over. The world No. 1 wins the grass-court tourney for the third consecutive
time, beating Tim Henman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Sunday. He's the first player to pull off
the threepeat there since John McEnroe in 1981.
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded Jelena Dokic won her first title on grass when
she beat sixth-seeded Anastasia Myskina 6-2, 6-3 in the DFS Classic final
HALLE, Germany -- Yevgeny Kafelnikov rallied to win the Gerry Weber Open for the
third time, ending the upset run of Nicolas Kiefer, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday.
VIENNA, Austria -- Anna Smashnova beat defending champion Iroda Tulyaganova 6-4,
6-1 Sunday to win the $170,000 Wien Energie Grand Prix.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian of Switzerland beat Tatiana
Poutchek 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the $140,000 Tashkent Open and capture her first
French Open ...Albert Costa (20), Spain, def. Juan Carlos Ferrero (11), Spain, 6-1, 6-0,
4-6, 6-3 to win his first Grand Slam trophy.
French Open ...Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain, and Paola Suarez (2), Argentina, def. Lisa
Raymond, United States, and Rennae Stubbs (1), Australia, 6-4, 6-2 for the
French Open ...
Serena battles to a 7-5, 6-3 win in the all-Williams French Open championship
Saturday. Serena's victory in Paris is her second Grand Slam title.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Southern California coach Dick Leach spent 12
seasons in search of his first national championship. Freshman Prakash Amritraj
needed just one. Amritraj led the Trojans on Tuesday to their fourth national
title under Leach to close out Leach's 23-year career. USC (25-5) won its 16th
Serena Williams settled a score with
Justine Henin. One week after losing to Henin in the German Open final, Williams
beat Henin 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 to win the Italian Open.
HAMBURG, Germany -- Roger Federer beat Marat Safin 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to
win the Hamburg Masters. The 20-year-old Federer claimed 11 of the first 13
games and lost just one set in the tournament en route to his second victory of
ROME -- Thirteen years after squandering a championship point, Andre Agassi
beat Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 Sunday to win the Italian Open for the first time.
BERLIN -- Justine Henin needed three match points to beat Serena Williams
6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) in the final of the German Open on Sunday. The 19-year-old
Belgian won her first title of the year after failing in three previous finals.
Henin, the world's eighth-ranked player, had lost all three finals to Serena
Williams' older sister, Venus.
WARSAW, Poland -- Russia's Elena Bovina beat top-seeded Henrieta Nagyova 6-3,
6-1 Sunday in the final of the J&S Cup. It was the first WTA tournament victory
for the 19-year-old Bovina, whose previous best finish was second place in
Estoril, Portugal, last year.
HAMBURG, Germany -- Kim Clijsters rallied from a loss in the first set to beat
top-ranked and defending champion Venus Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of
the Betty Barclay Open on Sunday. Belgian Kim Clijsters, 18, captures her
seventh career title.
MUNICH, Germany -- Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui beat Rainer Schuettler 6-4, 6-4
in the final of the BMW Open on Sunday. The sixth-seeded El Aynaoui broke
Schuettler's serve in the first game of both sets and used a dominating forehand
to win his third title of the year. El Aynaoui was the only seeded player to
reach the semis.
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain -- Gaston Gaudio beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-3 Sunday
to win the $381,000 Mallorca Open. "I am very happy with this new triumph in
Spain," said the eighth-seeded Gaudio, who also won the Godo Open last week.
"The truth is, I feel at home.
BOL, Croatia -- Aasa Svensson beat Croatia's Iva Majoli 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in her
first appearance in the final at the Croatian Bol Ladies Open. "When I came here
I didn't expect anything, so I didn't play under pressure," the 26-year-old
Svensson said after her fourth WTA final. It was Svensson's first win after
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1999. She was the runner-up in Prague in 1994, and
Houston in 1995, and she reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2002..
WTA Tour decides to move season-ender to L.A.
WTA year-ender swaps with Fed Cup.
ATP NEWS / INFO .....
ATP’s DEUCE Magazine Set to Debuts Feb. 18
ATP Examines Match Tie-break Scoring for Doubles
New TV Package for Tennis Masters Series & Masters
One To Watch ... Roger Federer
ATP Champions Race /Year End
One To Watch ... Tommy Haas
One to Watch ... Ivan Ljubicic
One to Watch ...
One to Watch ... Rainer Schuettler
One to Watch ... Irakli Labadze
One to Watch: Juan Carlos Ferrero
One to Watch: Guillermo Canas
ATP ... NEW BALLS PLEASE
2001 Chris Evert Pro-Celeb
Agassi ... The Man!
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ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE RECORD
Women’s Night Session in Arthur Ashe Stadium breaks record with
Flushing Meadows, NY (September 1, 2002) – Women’s tennis achieved
another milestone last night, as a record crowd of 23,145 fans
filled Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first ever all-women’s night
session in US Open history. The previous night session record was
set on September 3, 2000.
“Ladies Night” at the US Open began with former world No. 1 and US
Open champion Martina Hingis defeating South Africa’s Amanda Coetzer.
Then three-time Grand Slam champion Jennifer Capriati defeated
fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy to earn a spot in the fourth
round. The night session concluded with 2002 Australian Open doubles
champions Hingis and Anna Kournikova beating the American team of
Laura Granville and Jennifer Hopkins.
Hall of Fame announces nominees
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker leads
the list of nominees for next year's induction into the
International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The German-born Becker won six Grand Slam singles titles during his
career, including the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996 and the 1989
U.S. Open. He also held the world's No. 1 ranking for 109 weeks and
finished his career with 49 singles and 15 doubles titles.
He became the youngest male champion at Wimbledon and the
tournament's first unseeded man to win when at 17 years old he
captured the 1985 title.
Becker, who also won Wimbledon in 1986 and 1989, was nominated for
induction in the Recent Player category.
French women's doubles ace Francoise "Frankie" Durr and American
Nancy Richey were nominated in the Master Player category.
Durr was the world's No. 3 ranked player in 1967 and holds 12 titles
in Grand Slam events. She has 26 career singles titles and 40
Richey is the only player to win the U.S. Clay Court Championships
six consecutive times (1963-1968). She has 69 career singles titles.
A 75 percent vote from a panel of international tennis media is
required for enshrinement. The 2003 inductees will be announced in
NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi is joining Pete Sampras
as an investor in The Tennis Channel, a 24-hour cable network
launching this year.
Agassi, a seven-time Grand Slam tournament champion, will be a
spokesman for the channel, which will help promote the Andre Agassi
His association was among a series of announcements made Tuesday by
the 24-hour network, which will be a basic cable service:
Deals to broadcast seven pro tournaments: WTA Tour stops in
Charleston, S.C.; Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Sarasota, Fla.; and
Paris; ATP Tour events in Chennai, India; San Jose, Calif.; and
An original series called "No Strings,'' billed as "an intimate look
at the glamorous lifestyles of professional tennis players off the
court.'' Sampras, Lindsay Davenport and Andy Roddick will be
featured in the first three episodes.
TV rights for World Team Tennis.
A multiyear advertising deal with Wilson Racquet Sports, a division
of Wilson Sporting Goods.
The Tennis Channel hasn't said when in 2002 it will launch, but it
currently has deals that would put it in 38 percent of the country's
The network now has rights to more than 1,400 hours of tournament
tennis, including five WTA Tour events and seven ATP Tour events.
Its programming lineup will be about 40 percent tournament play, 40
percent instructional shows and 20 percent news or features.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., - The USTA and AEG today announced that the USTA will
launch its USA Tennis High Performance national training center
within The Home Depot National Training Center, AEG's 85-acre sports
complex currently under construction in Carson, Calif. The new
center will be focused on the development of future champions, by
bringing the nation's top elite players to train and compete with
each other. The state-of-the-art training facility also will offer
world class coaching education and sports science programs for the
sport's top American prospects. With its headquarters in Key
Biscayne, Fla., USA Tennis High Performance will now have a
significant presence in two of the sport's hotbed developmental
markets - Southern California and Florida.
Gigi Fernandez to
TAMPA, Fla. -- Gigi Fernandez, a member of world's top-ranked
doubles team from 1991-1997, was named women's tennis coach at South
Florida on Wednesday. Fernandez, who captured 17 Grand Slam doubles
championships and two Olympic gold medals in her career, replaced
Sherry Bedingfield, who retired after 23 seasons as coach.
Serena on top
1st Hewitt, L. (AUS )
2nd Safin, M. (RUS )
3rd Agassi, A. (USA )
4th Henman, T. (GBR )
5th Costa, A. (ESP )
5th Moya, C. (ESP )
7th Ferrero, J. (ESP )
8th Haas, T. (GER )
9th Roddick, A. (USA )
10th Canas, G. (ARG )
LONDON -- The
prestigious season-ending championships for men's tennis will take
place in Houston in 2003 and 2004, Masters Cup organizers said at
Wimbledon. The Masters Cup is contested each November by the world's
top eight players and is co-owned by the ATP, the Grand Slams and
the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
BILL SIMONS OF INSIDE TENNIS, AND ESPN,
WIN USTA MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Bud Collins and Gene Scott selected as Lifetime Achievement Winners
USTA DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL GOVERNING
BODY FOR PARALYMPIC SPORT OF WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
Agreement for Team Championship
ARAG World Team Cup to Remain at Rochusclub in Dusseldorf through
PARIS -- The United States will play defending champion France at
Roland Garros, the home of the French Open, in the Davis Cup
semifinals in September. More
USTA - First Serve...The United States Tennis Association (USTA)
and Florida Governor Jeb Bush today announced the launch of “First
Serve”, a USTA national initiative that provides inner-city youth an
after-school program with access to adult volunteer mentors, tutors,
computers and the fun, physical activity of tennis.
ATP Examines Match Tie-break Scoring for Doubles
New TV Package for Tennis Masters Series & Masters
SANEX WTA TOUR ANNOUNCES 2002 EVENT CALENDAR