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LOS ANGELES -- The season-ending WTA Championships will change its format from a 16-player single-elimination tournament to an eight-player round-robin with the singles winner earning $1 million.


"There's not a single day that's guaranteed or promised to us, and certainly days like this are very rare," said Agassi, who became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles crown in 31 years.

Chang to retire after U.S. Open

San Jose, California -- Former Roland Garros champion Michael Chang will retire after the U.S. Open and will begin a 10-tournament "Farewell Tour" at next month's San Jose Open, the player's agent said on Saturday

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Juan Carlos Ferrero breaks through at the French Open on Sunday, beating Martin Verkerk 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam title. The 23-year-old Spaniard, who had lost in last year's final and in the '00 and '01 semis, uses steady baseline play to win the most one-sided men's final in Paris in 25 years

Justine Henin-Hardenne becomes the first Belgian to win a Grand Slam on Saturday, beating No. 2 Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 at the French Open for her first major career title. Her victory ends a streak of 11 consecutive Grand Slam championships won by American women

Martin Verkerk and Juan Carlos Ferrero are on cloud nine Friday. Verkerk, who had never won a Grand Slam match before the French Open, upsets Guillermo Coria 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) to reach the title match, while Ferrero avenges his loss to Albert Costa in last year's final with a straight-set win.

Serena Williams' run for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title ends Thursday. Williams falls to Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the French Open semis, losing for the first time in 34 Grand Slam matches. Henin-Hardenne will face Kim Clijsters, a straight-set winner vs. Nadia Petrova, in an all-Belgian final.

Clijsters unnerves Petrova
Second seed Kim Clijsters used a cruel drop shot to unnerve the limping Russian Nadia Petrova in straight sets and move into her second Roland-Garros final early Thursday. The popular Belgian saved a set point in the opening set before steamrolling past her wilting opponent 7-5 6-1 in 70 minutes on Philippe Chatrier Court.

Advancing rarely comes easy. Ask Albert Costa. The defending French Open champ erases a two-set deficit for the third time in five matches, wearing down Tommy Robredo for an improbable quarterfinal victory Wednesday. Costa will face Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semis

PARIS -- Outplayed from the baseline, Andre Agassi fell short in his bid for a ninth major title, losing to Guillermo Coria 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

Coria's opponent Friday will be unseeded Martin Verkerk, who hit 27 aces to upset 1998 champion Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 4-6, 8-6. Verkerk collapsed to the clay in glee after his nearly four-hour victory.

Top-seeded Serena Williams crushes No. 5 seed Amelie Mauresmo to reach the French Open semis. She will face No. 4 Justine Henin-Hardenne.

French Open women's semifinal is set as Kim Clijsters and Nadia Petrova win and will meet.

Tommy Robredo leads a group of four Spanish quarterfinalists, shocking ex-champ Gustavo Kuerten in the French Open. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Albert Costa, Guillermo Coria and Fernando Gonzalez also win.

PARIS -- Former champions Andre Agassi, Carlos Moya and Gustavo Kuerten highlighted Sunday's victors at the French Open. Agassi and Moya moved into the quarterfinals, while Kuerten completed his third-round match to advance.

No. 3 Venus Williams fell to No. 22 Vera Zvonareva of Russia 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. A foot injury forced Lindsay Davenport to quit, while Jennifer Capriati fell to Nadia Petrova.

Not even a hard fall on the clay or an early deficit can keep Serena Williams from reaching the French Open quarterfinals Sunday. After falling behind 4-2, Serena rallies to beat Ai Sugiyama 7-5, 6-2. Also, Justine Henin-Hardenne moves on.

Lleyton Hewitt's woes on clay continue. After winning the first two sets, the top-seeded Aussie loses to No. 28 Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 2-6, 3-6 in the third round Saturday.

The top women have little trouble advancing at the French Open. Jennifer Capriati cruises into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 win vs. qualifier Julia Vakulenko, while Venus Williams,  Lindsay Daveport also move on in straight sets

Second seeded Kim Clijsters continued her resounding run through the women's singles draw on Saturday, effortlessly dispatching No30 seed Paolo Suarez 6-2 6-1 to advance to the fourth round. Looking more and more like the player to beat for the title, the Belgian completely dominated the Argentinean on Court Philippe Chatrier, taking the match in 64 minutes.

Serena Williams puts Barbara Schett to shame at the French Open on Friday. The top-seeded Williams cruises into the fourth round 6-0, 6-0 in only 40 minutes.

No. 3 Venus Williams survives in three sets, while No. 6 Lindsay Davenport struggles through and No. 7 Jennifer Capriati cruises

Lindsay Davenport reaches the third round of the French Open for the first time since '99 -- you would figure she is pleased. Not so. Davenport advances in straight sets Thursday but admittedly is 'lucky to get through.'

Andre Agassi loses the first two sets and trails in the third before finally rallying to beat 19-year-old Mario Ancic 5-7, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 at the French Open on Wednesday. On the women's side, Serena Williams wins easily and Ashley Harkleroad pulls off a shocker.

Rising star Daniela Hantuchova gets outdone Wednesday. American Ashley Harkleroad, an 18-year-old phenom, shocks the women's No. 9 seed to reach Round 3 of the French Open.

PARIS -- Three-time champion Monica Seles lost to Nadia Petrova 6-4, 6-0, marking the first time she has been beaten in the opening round of a major event. In other women's action, No. 2 Kim Clijsters, No. 3 Venus Williams, No. 6 Lindsay Davenport and No. 7 Jennifer Capriati won in straight sets.

 Five of six American men lose Tuesday in Paris, including No. 6 Andy Roddick, who falls in Round 1 for the second consecutive year, and Michael Chang, who loses in his Roland Garros farewell

Kim Clijsters is quickly becoming as dominant as the Williams sisters. The Belgian, who has already overtaken Venus at No. 2 in the world, cruises in 45 minutes on Day 2 at the French Open, making a statement as a potential spoiler of another sister-slam party

PARIS -- Serena Williams began her bid for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Barbara Rittner 6-2, 6-1 Monday in the first match on center court at the French Open.

Andre Agassi eased forward, while James Blake defeated Taylor Dent.

Tuned up: Roddick cruises to title

 Rubin fights to victory in Spain final

Farina Elia three-peats in Strasbourg

Gonzalez, Chile take World Team title

It was certainly an unusual weekend for Amelie Mauresmo. Two points away from victory, Mauresmo saw her lead evaporate in Sunday's 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 loss to Kim Clijsters in the Italian Open final. One day earlier, Mauresmo had been two points away from defeat before rallying to stun top-ranked Serena Williams. It was the third title of the year for Clijsters as the French Open looms.

FOREST HILLS, N.Y. -- Russian-born Alex Bogomolov Jr. beat Argentina's Mariano Delfino 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday to win the Forest Hills Tennis Classic at the West Side Tennis Club.

HAMBURG, Germany -- Guillermo Coria beat fellow Argentine Agustin Calleri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Hamburg Masters for his second career ATP Tour title.

LONDON -- Pete Sampras is out of the French Open and Wimbledon, raising the possibility that one of the greatest tennis players ever is through with the sport. French Open and Wimbledon officials said Friday they had received confirmation of Sampras' withdrawal. The ATP also confirmed the withdrawals.

Kim Clijsters' high from overtaking Venus Williams as No. 2 in the world sinks Sunday. Clijsters falls to an even streakier Justine Henin-Hardenne in an all-Belgian final of the German Open. The title is the third of the season for Henin-Hardenne.

Venus Williams wins a first-set tiebreak, but loses the next nine games to Amelie Mauresmo before pulling out of the J&S Cup final with a pulled stomach muscle. Mauresmo, leading 6-7, 6-0, 3-0 when Venus retires, wins her first title of 2003.

A day after becoming the oldest player to earn the ATP's No. 1 ranking, 33-year-old Andre Agassi rallies past Andy Roddick 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to win the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

LOWELL, Mass. -- The Williams sisters were a nation unto themselves. They beat all five opponents they faced from the Czech Republic without dropping a set, sending the United States into the quarterfinals of the Fed Cup.

BARCELONA, Spain -- Carlos Moya won the Open Seat Godo on Sunday when Marat Safin quit in the fourth set, citing fatigue. It was the first time in the tournament's 51-year history the final had been settled by a withdrawal. "I just couldn't keep going physically,'' Safin said. "After the first set I had a big letdown and I just couldn't move. And, if you can't move against Moya, you can't play. My game is attacking and moving on the court. It was impossible to continue.''

Elena Dementieva beats three of the top four seeds at the Bausch & Lomb, finishing with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Lindsay Davenport on Sunday to earn her first title. Dementieva beats No. 4 seed Daniela Hantuchova, No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne and No. 2 Davenport for the title.

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Second-seeded Russian Anastasia Myskina handled unseeded Aussie Alicia Molik on Sunday to win the $140,000 Sarasota Clay Court Classic. The 21-year-old Myskina posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory to secure her fourth career title, as she improved to 4-3 in her career finals, including 2-0 this season.
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Second-seeded Rita Grande beat fellow Italian Antonella Serra Zanetti 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday to win the Grand Prix de SAR for her third WTA Tour title. It was Grande's fourth final and first championship since 2001.

Andre Agassi has some bragging rights over his wife, Steffi Graf. Agassi defeats Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-3 for his sixth career Key Biscayne title in Sunday's Nasdaq-100 Open final, surpassing Graf's record of five. 'I finally beat her at something,' Agassi says.

Serena Williams has not lost in 2003, and she has not lost to rival Jennifer Capriati in a while. Both trends continued Saturday as Serena rallied past Capriati 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to capture the Nasdaq-100 Open title. The top-ranked Williams, now 17-0 this year, has beaten Capriati seven straight times.

Tennis' top couple, Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters, win his and hers' Pacific Life titles Sunday in Indian Wells. Both players win their matches in straight sets, with Hewitt defeating Gustavo Kuerten, and Clijsters defeating Lindsay Davenport. 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Lleyton Hewitt beat fellow Aussie Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win his second Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic title.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Jan-Michael Gambill beat fellow American Mardy Fish 6-0, 7-6 (5) Sunday to win the International Tennis Championships for the second time in three years.

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Amanda Coetzer of South Africa won the Mexican Open for the second time in three years Sunday, using a controlled game to overcome Mariana Diaz-Oliva of Argentina 7-5, 6-3.

After rain forced Kim Clijsters to play two singles and a doubles match Friday, she was worried about her energy level for Saturday's semifinal. It turns out to be a formality as she breezes into the State Farm Classic final with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Meghann Shaughnessy

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Agustin Calleri won his first ATP Tour title Saturday night, beating fellow Argentine Mariano Zabaleta 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the Mexican Open.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Jiri Novak 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) Sunday in the Dubai Open final for his second title of 2003.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Karol Kucera beat Olivier Rochus 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 Sunday at the Copenhagen Open for his sixth career title.

Taylor Dent's serve-and-volley game is just too much for Andy Roddick on Sunday as Dent easily defeats the defending champion 6-1, 6-4 in the Kroger St. Jude final. Dent scores 11 aces en route to his second career ATP Tour title.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Top-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain won the $380,000 Copa AT&T on Sunday, beating Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Justine Henin-Hardenne grabs her first trophy this year and Martina Navratilova wins her 168th doubles title at the Dubai Open on Saturday. The top-seeded Belgian outlasts Monica Seles 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while Navratilova teams up with Svetlana Kuznetsova en route to the championship.

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Max Mirnyi earned his first career ATP Tour title by defeating Raemon Sluiter in Sunday's final of the $800,000 ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.

Andre Agassi cruises to another win, something he says he must do to keep up with wife Steffi Graf. Agassi crushes Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 6-2, 6-1 for his fifth San Jose title, finishing it off in 62 minutes.

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Venus Williams beat Kim Clijsters 6-2, 6-4 Sunday in the final of the Diamond Games for her first victory of the season. Williams, who did not lose a set in the tournament, used an overpowering serve and near-flawless backcourt game to defend her title. If Williams wins the Diamond Games in any of the next three years, she can claim the diamond-encrusted trophy racket worth $875,000.

$170,000 Qatar Women's Open, Doha
Final -- Complete
Anastasia Myskina (2) def. Elena Likhovtseva (5) 6-3, 6-1

$475,000 Marseille Open, France
Federer railles from 3-0 hole to win event
MARSEILLE, France -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 7-6 (6) on Sunday in the final of the Open 13 for his fifth career ATP title.

"It's a dream to win here,'' said Federer, who lost to Marc Rosset in the tournament final three years ago.

VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- David Sanchez of Spain upset third-seeded Marcelo Rios of Chile 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to win the BellSouth Open. "This is the happiest moment of all for me, and I expect to be back here next year," the 24-year-old Spaniard said.

PARIS -- Serena Williams defeated France's Amelie Mauresmo 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to win the Gaz de France, her first tournament since capturing the Australian Open. The world's top-ranked woman was undeterred by a noisy, partisan crowd, winning in 64 minutes for her second title in this event and the 21st of her career.

HYDERABAD, India -- Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn won her first WTA title Saturday, beating Iroda Tulyaganova 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Indian Open.

TOKYO -- Lindsay Davenport won her first title since seriously injuring her right knee in November 2001, overpowering Monica Seles 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-2 Sunday in the Pan Pacific Open.

MILAN, Italy -- Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands won his first ATP title Sunday, serving 30 aces and beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the Milan Indoors final.

Becker to be inducted into International Hall of Fame. Francoise Durr, Nancy Richey and Brian Tobin also will be inducted July 12, Hall of Fame president Tony Trabert announced Tuesday.

Men's Final ... Australian Open ...

Andre Agassi's run through the Australian Open was an easy one, and the final against Rainer Schuettler is no different. Agassi, the No. 2 seed, wins his fourth title in Melbourne with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of the 31st-seeded Schuettler.

 Women's Final ..... Australian Open

It's not an official Grand Slam. But not many have done this, either. Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament by defeating her sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Saturday. Serena becomes only the fifth woman to have ever won four majors in a row.


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Tennis star Lindsay Davenport weds April 26, 2003
LOS ANGELES -- Tennis star Lindsay Davenport has married an investment banker and former college player whose brother briefly coached the three-time Grand Slam singles champion. Davenport, 26, and Jonathan Leach, 30, were married Friday on a beach in Hawaii, with friends and family present, agent Tony Godsick said. It is the first marriage for both.

WIMBLEDON, England -- The Lawn Tennis Association has changed its wild-card selection guidelines for Wimbledon. 
Traditionally, most of the eight men's and women's wild cards are given to British players. But this year, the LTA said the four "most deserving" men's players ranked in the top 350 would get a wild card and two more would be selected after an eight-man playoff.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The Nasdaq-100 Open and Pacific Life Open will be held a week later in 2004 and 2005 to improve television exposure.
Next year's Nasdaq will be held March 24-April 4. Because of the change, CBS will televise five hours of the tournament the final weekend, compared with four this year, and the starting time of the finals will be later than this year's 11 a.m. ET start, Nasdaq chairman Butch Buchholz said Sunday.
The Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., which this year began March 5, will move to mid-March. The calendar changes may last through 2007, Buchholz said.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Former ATP official Larry Scott was hired as chief executive officer of the WTA Tour on Saturday. Scott, 38, signed a five-year agreement with the WTA Tour to succeed Kevin Wulff, who left after 18 months for a job with Adidas. Most recently Scott was ATP chief operating officer and president of ATP Properties.  Scott, introduced at a news conference before the women's final at the Nasdaq-100 Open, wants to improve the strained relationship between the men's and women's tours, as well as relations with the Grand Slam tournaments and International Tennis Federation.


MIAMI, FL (March 24, 2003) Ė World No. 1 Serena Williams was named the WTA Tour 2002 Player of the Year on Monday. Williams, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was presented with the award during an on-court ceremony at the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami. Also on Monday, Daniela Hantuchova was given he Most Improved Player award.  

Williams won the Player of the Year award after a dazzling 2002 season in which she won a Tour-high eight titles, including three straight Grand Slam crowns (French
Open, Wimbledon and the US Open), and rose to No. 1 in the world rankings. She went 56-5 on the year and was a remarkable 17-2 against Top-10 opponents. 

Hantuchova won the Most Improved Player award after starting the year ranked 38th and rocketing to No. 8 in the world. She won the prestigious Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Ca., reached the Wimbledon and US Open quarterfinals and led her country to its first-ever Fed Cup title. 

The WTA Tourís annual awards are voted on by the players and the media. The awards are sponsored by Lalique.

Calendar Changes Considered
The Australian Open date might move and there could be a shorter season as leaders of the tennis community met Monday. The Grand Slam Committee, with representatives from all four majors, and the International Tennis Federation proposed a two-month offseason and a combined men's and women's year-end event.








1st Ferrero, J. 507
2nd Agassi, A. 422
3rd Coria, G. 371
4th Moya, C. 319
5th Schuettler, R. 318
6th Federer, R. 312
7th Roddick, A. 236
8th Mantilla, F. 234
8th Verkerk, M. 234
10th Kuerten, G. 218


 SEOUL, South Korea -- Andre Agassi has signed an advertising deal with South Korea's second-largest carmaker, Kia Motors Corp. Under the deal, Agassi will appear on Kia Motors' television and print ads for two years beginning next month, the carmaker said Monday. The value of the deal was not released.


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 doubles titles.
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 January.

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 Charitable Foundation.
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 Houston.
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.