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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 8:30 p.m.

The men's singles final will be at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Wimbledon TV Schedule (all times EST)

Mon, July 1st 1:00pm Wimbledon TNT
Mon, July 1st 11:35pm Wimbledon NBC
Tue, July 2nd 8:00am Wimbledon TNT
Tue, July 2nd 10:am Wimbledon NBC
Tue, July 2nd 1:00pm Wimbledon TNT
Tue, July 2nd 11:35pm Wimbledon NBC
Wed, July 3rd 8:00am Wimbledon TNT
Wed, July 3rd 10:00am Wimbledon NBC
Wed, July 3rd 11:35pm Wimbledon NBC
Wed, July 3rd 1:00pm Wimbledon TNT
Thur, July 4th 8:00am Wimbledon TNT
Thur, July 4th 12:00 Wimbledon NBC
Thur, July 4th 11:35pm Wimbledon NBC
Fri, July 5th 1:00am Wimbledon TNT
Fri, July 5th 12:00pm Wimbledon NBC
Fri, July 5th 8:00am Wimbledon TNT
Fri, July 5th 11:35pm Wimbledon NBC
Sat, July 6th 1:00am Wimbledon TNT
Sat, July 6th 9:00am Wimbledon NBC
Sun, July 7th 9:00am Wimbledon NBC

USTA / Fed Cup / July ...

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Next month's Fed Cup qualifying matches between the United States and Israel are set for a public park in Springfield, Mo.


 Jamea Jackson of Bradenton, Fla., had the standout performance of the handful of U.S. players competing in the "Citta di Santa Croce" International Tournament, an ITF Junior Circuit event in Italy. Jackson, an Atlanta native, reached the doubles quarterfinals with Dominique Van Boekel of the Netherlands.

Australian hopeful Todd Reid, 17, won his second pro title - his first on the USTA Professional Circuit - at the USTA Men's Futures of Hallandale Beach, played at the Diplomat Country Club in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Eighth-seeded Reid, who has been hailed as the future of Australian men's tennis, did not lose a set all the way to the final, where he then defeated No. 2-seed Marcio Carlsson of Brazil, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, for the title. Reid won his first pro title almost three months ago in New Zealand.

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.

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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DAY 13 ....

Lleyton Hewitt caps off his domination at Wimbledon with an overwhelming 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 victory in Sunday's championship vs. Argentine David Nalbandian. The No. 1 Aussie earns his second Grand Slam title after avoiding the mass exodus of many top men on London's grass courts.

Serena Rises Above Venus
In the weekend of Serena Williams' life, she not only took the Wimbledon crown from her older sister, Venus, but on Monday will ascend to number one in the world rankings.

Sisters Show No Mercy in Doubles
Singles Champion Serena Williams and sister Venus Williams kept their grip on Wimbledon 2002 by capturing the Ladies' Doubles title at The Championships .

Bjorkman/Woodbridge's Doubles Joy
Australia's Todd Woodbridge and Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman won the Men's Doubles with a three sets to one victory over Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.

DAY 12 ....

In the best all-Williams Grand Slam final so far, Serena tops big sister Venus for the second consecutive time with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory in the Wimbledon championship today. For Serena, who also recently won the French Open, it is the third major title of her career

Nalbandian Nails Malisse to reach final
David Nalbandian of Argentina has reached the Wimbledon Final after winning the Battle of the Baseliners in the men's singles semi-final against Belgium's Xavier Malisse.

DAY 11 ...

 Hewitt On Fire to Crush Henman
Top seed Lleyton Hewitt of Australia played some of the best tennis of his life to defeat Tim Henman in straight sets to reach the final. It was Henman's fourth semi-final defeat in five years

Shriver backs Venus to Win
Venus Williams will complete a hat-trick of Wimbledon Ladies' Singles titles against her sister Serena tomorrow, says Pam Shriver, a five-times Wimbledon doubles winner

Williams Sisters Make Semis
Venus and Serena Williams, the number three seeds, made short work of the Slovenian pairing of Tina Krizan and Katarina Srebotnik in the quarter-finals of the Ladies Doubles.

Koeing/Callens Through to Semis
Robbie Koeing and Els Callens, the 16th seeds have defeated the Swedish pairing of Johan Landsberg and Asa Svensson in the Mixed Doubles quarter-finals.

Knowles/Nestor Fight To Final
Second-seeded Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles had to fight hard for their place in the Men's Doubles Final. They won in straight sets over American twins Bob and Mike Bryan after three tie-breaks.

Rain Casts Cloud Over Wimbledon
The downpours this week have raised the spectre of the tournament over-running into a third week but it is not true to think that Wimbledon is always affected by rain

Ticket Refund for 3 July
The All England Club has confirmed that as only about 1½ hours play was possible on July 3, all orginal purchasers of tickets for that day will receive a 50% refund.

DAY 10 ...

 Serena Williams blasts into Final and another showdown with big sister, Venus ... as she defeats  Amelie Mauresmo in the semis 6-2, 6-1.

Victorious Venus Through to Final
Venus Williams, the number one seed and reigning Champion, defeated Justine Henin in their semi-final match, a repeat of last year's final, in straight sets.

Hewitt Hangs on against Schalken
No.1 seed Lleyton Hewitt set up a semi-final showdown with Tim Henman after needing five sets to beat Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands.

Nalbandian Nudges Lapentti Out
David Nalbandian of Argentina is through to the semi-finals a five set win over Nicholas Lapentti of Ecuador.

Henman Surges into Semis
Fourth seed, Tim Henman of Britain, has claimed a place in the semi-finals of the men's singles after defeating the unseeded Brazilian, Andre Sa, in four sets.

Ruano Pascual/Suarez Edge Through
Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez are through to the Ladies' Doubles semi-finals after defeating Anastassia Rodionova and Marlene Weingartner

Likhovtseva/Black Advance to Semis
Russia's Elena Likhovtseva and Zimbabwe's Cara Black, the number four seeds, beat Kimberley Po-Messerli and Nathalie Tauziat in straight sets to reach the semi-finals

Swedes Move on in Mixed Doubles
The game on Court 13 today turned out to be a winner for Swedish duo Asa Svensson and Johan Lansberg, but both pairs went through physical pain in the process.

DAY 9....

Serena Outguns Hantuchova
The second seed, Serena Williams, outgunned the highly-promising Slovak, Daniela Hantuchova in one hour and eight minutes to book a place in the semi-finals.

Capriati Crashes out to Mauresmo
Third seed Jennifer Capriati of the USA is out of The Championships following her defeat to ninth seed, Amelie Mauresmo of France, in the ladies' singles quarter-final.

Mauresmo Plays 'Game of Her Life'
Amelie Mauresmo has admitted that she played the best grasscourt game of her life on her way to a straight-sets quarter-final victory over third seeded Jennifer Capriati.

Krajicek Shoots Down Scud
Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands, the 1996 Champion, finished off Mark Philippoussis of Australia in the final set shoot-out of their rain-affected 4th round match.

Henman Takes First Set Against Sa
The fourth seed, Tim Henman of Britain, took the first set 6-3 against Andre Sa of Brazil before their quarter-final match was suspended because of rain .

DAY 8 ....

Play Abandoned for the Day
Play has been abandoned for the day due to rain at the All England Club.

Henin Heads Into Semi-Finals
2001 Runner-Up Justine Henin of Belgium has defeated the fourth seed Monica Seles of the USA.

Capriati Continues Charge
Jennifer Capriati of the USA advanced to the quarter-finals, after winning her rain-affected match with Eleni Daniilidou of Greece in three sets.

Venus Cruises into Semi-Finals
Defending Champion Venus Williams has secured a place in the semi-finals, after a comfortable victory over Elena Likhovtseva of Russia.

Malisse Wins Shoot-Out to Advance
Xavier Malisse of Belgium has beaten Greg Rusedski of Britain in five sets after they resumed their delayed fourth round match today.

Rusedski Regrets Missed Chances
Greg Rusedski departed from Wimbledon with a promise that he will be back next year and regretting that he missed a "great opportunity" to reach the quarter-finals

DAY 7 ...

Gritty Henman Recovers to win in Five
After looking at one stage as though he could exit The Championships to unseeded Michel Kratochvil, 4th seed, Tim Henman, came back to win a four hour thriller in five sets.

Dokic Loses Out to Hantuchova
Jelena Dokic has crashed out of The Championships after losing to eleventh seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in the fourth round.

Seles Sails Through
Monica Seles has eased through to the quarter-finals after defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand.

Henin Squeezes Past Dementieva
2001 Runner-up, Justine Henin of Belgium, needed two tie-break sets to beat 12th seed, Elena Dementieva of Russia in the fourth round.

Serena Joins her Sister in the Last 8
Serena Williams has claimed a place in the quarter-finals with a straight sets win over Chanda Rubin, despite a lengthy interruption due to rain.

Hewitt Fires Past Youzhny
Top seed Lleyton Hewitt of Australia has booked a place in the quarter-finals after defeating unseeded Russian, Mikhail Youzhny, in straight sets.

Venus Races Past Raymond
Venus Williams, the Ladies' Champion and No.1 seed, lost only three games as she swept past 16th seed Lisa Raymond to reach the quarter-finals

Likhovtseva Into the Quarters
The ninth seed, Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, has lost in straight sets in the fourth round to the unseeded Russian, Elena Likhovtseva.

Nalbandian Ousts Arthurs
David Nalbandian of Argentina put on a superb all-court display to dump Wayne Arthurs of Australia out of The Championships.

Schalken Sinks Vacek
18th seeded Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands, has defeated Jan Vacek of the Czech Republic, in straight sets to progress to his first Grand Slam quarter-final.

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 Sunday.

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 WTA title.

The Williams' are ranked 1-2, the first siblings to hold the top two spots. Jennifer Capriati dropped from first to third.

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 doubles championship

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.

Seles thwarts Rubin for 53rd career singles title

Lapentti beats Vicente in Raiffeisen final

Farina-Elia captures rain-delayed Strasbourg final

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 men's title.

NEW YORK -- Penthouse Magazine said on Monday it has settled a lawsuit brought against it for running pictures of a topless sunbather misidentified as tennis star Anna Kournikova in its June issue.

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 the season.

EASTBOURNE, England -- Nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova will play doubles with Natasha Zvereva at the Eastbourne International Championships next month, organizers said.

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic isn't considering retirement from tennis despite the upcoming shoulder surgery that will force him to skip the Grand Slam tournament.

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.

 MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- JPMorgan Chase has signed a multiyear agreement to become title sponsor of the annual women's tennis tournament at the Manhattan Country Club.

WTA Tour decides to move season-ender to L.A.

WTA year-ender swaps with Fed Cup.

 AVENTURA, Fla. -- Former Wimbledon doubles champion Corina Morariu, diagnosed with leukemia last May, is planning a return to the tour.
The 24-year-old Morariu is in remission, having had two cancer-free bone scans.
"My doctor gave me the all clear to do whatever I feel I can do," Morariu said. "I'm hoping to start playing sometime in the summer but I'll make a definite announcement a little later."


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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).

Bud Collins and Gene Scott selected as Lifetime Achievement Winners


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Lindsay Davenport, who has missed all of this season with a knee injury, will return to action in a Fed Cup qualifying series against Israel next month. Also chosen for the U.S. squad by captain Billie Jean King were fourth-ranked Monica Seles, top-ranked doubles player Lisa Raymond and Meghann Shaughnessy.


Wimbledon  Early Rounds ...

DAY 6 ...

Venus Recovers to Defeat Drake
The reigning Wimbledon Champion, Venus Williams, came back from a set down, to win her third round match against Maureen Drake, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Henman Wins After Tense Tussle
Britain's Tim Henman, the fourth seed, has beaten Wayne Ferreira of South Africa in four sets, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-1 to book a place in the fourth round.

Hewitt Brushes Aside Knowle
No.1 seed, Lleyton Hewitt of Australia reached the fourth round with ease as he brushed aside Julian Knowle of Austria, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.

Henin Hits the Spot
Justine Henin, last year's Runner-up, has defeated 17-year-old Myriam Casanova of Switzerland, 6-4, 6-4

Likhovtseva Beats Baltacha
Elena Baltacha of Britain has lost to Russian Elena Likhovtseva in two close sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

Seles Stutters Past Sugiyama
Fourth seeded Monica Seles of the USA has come back from a set down to beat Ai Sugiyama of Japan, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Youzhny Reaches Fourth Round
Unseeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia has overcome 16th seed Nicolas Escude of France, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. to stake a place in the last 16.

Easy Triumph for Williams Sisters
Venus and Serena Williams won their second round doubles match over Kvetoslava Hrdlickova and Patty Schynder, 6-1, 6-2.

Mixed Day for Navratilova
Martina Navratilova reached the second round of the Mixed Doubles with Todd Woodbridge but lost in the second round of the Ladies' Doubles with Natasha Zvereva.

Lopez Claims Another Scalp
Unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain has eliminated the 17th seed, Rainer Schuettler, on his way to a place in the last 16.

Sa Heads off Saretta in Brazilian Duel
Andre Sa of Brazil has reached the last 16 with a five set win over fellow Brazilian, Flavio Saretta, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

Maleeva Makes the Last 16
Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, the 19th seed, has reached the fourth round for the second year in a row after overcoming 10th seeded Silvia Farina Elia of Italy, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.

Tanasugarn Triumphs over Tu
The 20th seed, Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand has reached the last 16 with a win over Meilen Tu of the USA, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0.

Kratochvil Storms Past Stepanek
Unseeded Michel Kratochvil of Switzerland has stormed past qualifier Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

DAY 5 ...
Qualifier Granville Ousts Pierce
Qualifier Laura Granville of the USA has defeated Mary Pierce of France 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to stake a place in the fourth round of the Ladies' Singles.

Rusedski Downs Roddick
Greg Rusedski has booked a place in the fourth round after beating Andy Roddick of the USA in straight sets.

Serena Struggles Through
Serena Williams was involved a tight struggle with qualifier Els Callens but came through to reach the fourth round in two tie-break sets, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2).

Dent Down and Out
Wayne Arthurs has triumphed over Taylor Dent in a four set match, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3), 6-7(4-7) 7-6, (7-5)

Capriati Continues to the Next Stage
The third seed, Jennifer Capriati of the USA, has beaten Daja Bedanova of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and eight minutes.

Krajicek Keeps Living the Dream
Richard Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon Champion, has reached the 4th round with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 win over the player who beat Andre Agassi - Paradorn Srichaphan.

Dokic Inconsistent in Victory over Dechy
The seventh seed, Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia, struggled through to the last 16 of the Ladies' Singles, in an error-strewn 7-5, 6-2 win over Nathalie Dechy of France.

DAY 4 ....
 Clijsters Crumbles in 2nd Round
The fifth seed, Kim Clijsters of Belgium, has crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round after losing to Elena Likhovtseva of Russia in straight sets, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Venus Breezes Past Ruano Pascual
Venus Williams, the reigning Wimbledon Champion, comfortably reached the third round with a highly convincing 6-3, 6-1 win over Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain.

Henman Heads into Third Round
Tim Henman, the 4th seed, is through to the third round after coming back from a set down to defeat qualifier Scott Draper of Australia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Ferrero Falls Flat
Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 9th seed, has fallen in the second round to lucky loser Jeff Morrison of the USA in straight seeds, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

Hewitt Plays On
The number one seed, Lleyton Hewitt of Australia has won his second round match against Gregory Carraz of France in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Henin Hits Her Way Past Chladkova
Last year's Runner-up, Justine Henin, has beaten Denisa Chladkova 6-2, 7-5 in the second round on Court 2 today.

Casanova Shocks Schett
Myriam Casanova, a seventeen year-old qualifier from Switzerland has put out the 29th seed, Barbara Schett of Austria, in windy conditions on Court 3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Maleeva Marches On
The strength and experience of 27-year-old Magdalena Maleeva has helped her to stake a place in the third round, with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Emmanuelle Gagliardi.

Rittner No Match for Farina Elia
Italian No. 10 seed Silvia Farina Elia has won her second round match against unseeded German Barbara Rittner. Farina Elia took one hour and eight minutes to win 6-3, 6-2.

Vacek Ends Ancic's Progress
Mario Ancic, the qualifier who sent the seventh seed Roger Federer home early on Tuesday, has lost to Jan Vacek, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

DAY 3 ...
 Wimbledon - The top American men -- Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi -- are gone in the second round. Sampras rallied but still fell 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4 to George Bastl, while Agassi lost in straight sets to Paradorn Srichaphan on Wednesday. With Todd Martin also going down, that leaves U.S. prospects in younger hands like Andy Roddick who obliterated Alberto Martin.
Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati advanced to the third round in straight sets on Wednesday, while fellow American Chanda Rubin, continued her run on grass.

Pierce too good for Testud
Former Roland Garros Champion, Mary Pierce of France, has beaten her compatriot, the eighth seeded Sadrine Testud in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Rubin in a Hurry to Reach Round 3
Chanda Rubin will meet Elena Bovina or Tatiana Panova in the third round of the Ladies' Singles after she beat Iroda Tulyaganova today.

No Real Worries For Mauresmo
Ninth seed Amelie Mauresmo has comfortably made her way into the third round with a defeat over Rita Grande of Italy.
Roddick Crushes Martin
Andy Roddick eased past Spain's Alberto Martin on Court 18 and take his place in the third round, with a comfortable 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 victory.

DAY 2 ...
Venus off to a Flying Start
Venus Williams successfully began the defense of her Wimbledon title on Centre Court today with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jane O'Donoghue of Britain.

Clijsters Works Hard to beat Reeves
Kim Clijsters, the fifth seeded Belgian, had to work hard to beat the 77th ranked American Samantha Reeves in a 90 minute first round match on Court 18.

Jubilant Justine
Sixth seed Justine Henin of Belgium is through to the second round after defeating Brie Rippner of the USA.

Seles Sweeps Past Bes
Monica Seles, the fourth seed, progressed into the second round with an easy 6-0, 6-0 win over Eva Bes of Spain.

Simple for Schett
Austria's Barbara Schett was too powerful for Cara Black, of Zimbabwe, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, and never looking in trouble

Raymond Dominates Over Srebotnik
The American Doubles Champion Lisa Raymond has defeated former Wimbledon Junior Champion Katarina Srebotnik in the first round of the Ladies Singles in two sets.

Sluiter in Straight Sets Win
Raemon Sluiter's grass court experience was too much for Spain's Tommy Robredo and the Dutchman won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

DAY 1 ...
Pete Sampras won his opening match at Wimbledon on Monday. Sampras defeated Briton Martin Lee 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3
 Agassi Eases Through
Andre Agassi of the USA opened up play on Centre Court with a straight sets win over Israel's Harel Levy, 6-0, 6-4, 6-4.

Serena Williams Wins Easily
Second seed Serena Williams eases through to the second round with a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 victory over Evie Dominikovic of Australia.

Capriati Wins in Two Sets
Number three seed Jennifer Capriati was too strong for Slovakian Janette Husarova, winning in straight sets.

Krajicek Makes Triumphant Return
The 1996 Gentlemen's Singles Champion, Richard Krajicek, is through to the second round of Wimbledon after his 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win over Franco Squillari of Argentina.

No.2 Seed Safin Conquers Pioline
Marat Safin, the second seeded Russian, came through the first round without difficulties against the 1997 runner-up, Cedric Pioline of France.

Philippoussis Too Powerful
Mark Philippoussis, won the battle of the big servers when he overcame Julien Boutter, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round on Court 13 today.

Kournikova Loses Out
Russian Anna Kournikova has bowed out of the Ladies' Singles after losing to compatriot Tatiana Panova in the first round at Wimbledon.

Enqvist Too Strong for Parmar
British hopeful Arvind Parmar is out of the Gentlemen's Singles following his loss to 14th seed Thomas Enqvist of Sweden.

Testud Triumphs
Sandrine Testud, the 30-year-old eighth seed from France, avoided becoming the first seed to be ousted from The Championships by beating Anca Barna 6-7, 6-4, 6-1.

Pierce Wins Hard-fought Match
Mary Pierce took another step along the recovery road with a hard-earned, first round victory over Alicia Molik, 6-4, 4-6, 8-6


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LONDON -- Martina Hingis, who underwent ankle surgery last month, officially withdrew Thursday from Wimbledon.  The 21-year-old Swiss star, who won Wimbledon in 1997, also missed the French Open following the May 20 operation to repair ligaments in her left ankle.

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PARIS -- Kim Clijsters, who helped Belgium to their first Fed Cup title last year, may pull out of the tie in Italy in July to defend a WTA tour title won in Stanford, Calif., last year.

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ATP Extends Agreement for Team Championship
ARAG World Team Cup to Remain at Rochusclub in Dusseldorf through 2007 More


 “The Sanex WTA Tour was disappointed that progress was not made in 2002 toward equalizing prize money for the women at Wimbledon.  The past couple of years have shown encouraging progress toward equal prize money.  We view this year’s decision as a set back." More


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. More




ATP Examines Match Tie-break Scoring for Doubles

New TV Package for Tennis Masters Series & Masters Cup  More

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Mats Wilander, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and doubles specialist Pam Shriver were elected Wednesday to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More


Tennis on Cable: Betting that tennis fans will embrace a steady diet of lobs and volleys on cable TV, an investors group on Tuesday announced formation of The Tennis Channel to start next year. More