Becker subdues Edberg in StockholmBoris Becker ended a...

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October 28, 1991

Becker subdues Edberg in Stockholm

Boris Becker ended a nine-month victory drought yesterday, outlasting Stefan Edberg in a serve-and-volley duel between the world's two top-ranked players to win the Stockholm Open.

No. 2 Becker, capitalizing on Edberg's sloppy serve in the final set, won, 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, for his second straight title.

Becker, who trounced Edberg in last year's final, ended the Swede's 21-match winning streak with his first tournament victory since the Australian Open in January.

* Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf won nine of the last 10 games in rallying to beat American Zina Garrison, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, in the final of the Brighton (England) women's indoor tennis tournament.

The victory, in the 2-hour, 12-minute match, earned the world's second ranked player her seventh title of the year and her fifth in the Brighton event.

* Top-seeded Monica Seles needed 68 minutes to beat Spain's Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-3, 6-0, and win the Grand Canary Island tennis tournament in Las Palmas, Spain.

Figure skating

Surya Bonaly of France, fifth at the World Figure Skating Championships in March, ruined Jill Trenary's comeback, winning the Skate Canada International competition in London, Ontario.

Trenary, 23, the 1990 world champion who missed last season because of ankle injuries, finished fourth. It was her first competition in 16 months. Marina Kielmann of Germany was second and Karen Preston of Canada third in the 10-woman field.

Equestrian

Peter Pletcher of Magnolia, Texas turned in two perfect rounds to capture the $50,000 President's Cup at the Washington International Horse Show.

Pletcher, riding Uncle Sam, was among eight of the 40 entries to turn in a clean round in the afternoon preliminaries. Twenty-two riders came back for the second round in the evening, with only four turning in faultless performances.

Running

Joseildo Silva of Brazil won the Chicago Marathon and Midde Hamrin-Senorski of Sweden was the first women's finisher.

Silva, 26, finished in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 33 seconds, and Hamrin-Senorski, 34, finished in 2:36:21.

Crew

Navy's heavyweight varsity eight finished second and the women's varsity eight placed fifth in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

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