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July 28, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Mary Joe Fernandez outlasted Jana Novotna, 6-4, 0-6, 9-7, in an error-dominated match yesterday to lead the United States into the final of the Federation Cup.The U.S. team will meet top-seeded Spain today.Fernandez's victory and Jennifer Capriati's earlier 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Radka Zrubakova clinched victory for the U.S. team in its best-of-three semifinal with Czechoslovakia.Zina Garrison and Gigi Fernandez then completed a 3-0 sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Eva Sviglerova and Regina Rajchrtova in doubles.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 2, 1997
HAARLEM, Netherlands -- Martina Navratilova was relieved to finish her first day as U.S. Federation Cup captain with a split of the first two matches in her country's first-round series yesterday with the Netherlands.The United States was playing without its top two stars, Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport, who declined to compete in the first round, so Chanda Rubin and Mary Joe Fernandez opened the defense of the United States' 1996 Fed Cup title. Rubin came through; Fernandez stumbled.
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July 26, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- The U.S. team claimed a spot in the Federation Cup semifinals. Monica Seles got a deadline. Steffi Graf received flowers and a get well card.On a topsy-turvy yesterday in women's tennis, most of the action seemed to be in hospitals and committee rooms.Zina Garrison and Gigi Fernandez overcame a slow start to defeat Judith Wiesner and Petra Ritter, 6-4, 6-1, in doubles, giving the United States a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Austria. Wiesner had saved two match points to defeat Jennifer Capriati, 6-2, 0-6, 8-6, in the opening singles contest, but Mary Joe Fernandez then wiped out Austria's Barbara Paulus, 6-1, 6-1.The Americans advanced to a semifinal tomorrow against Czechoslovakia, which got singles victories from Radka Zrubakova and Jana Novotna in a 2-1 defeat of Switzerland.
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By New York Times News Service | March 23, 1995
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Not to be outdone by the U.S. Davis Cup Dream Team of top-ranked Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, Billie Jean King was hoping to drop a bombshell of her own today by announcing the Federation Cup team that will face the Netherlands next month.Encouraged by Monica Seles' apparent interest in playing in the Olympics in 1996, King, the team captain, said she intended to speak with Seles last night about her availability for this year's Fed Cup matches. King, speaking during the Lipton Championships, also planned to recruit Jennifer Capriati, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist.
SPORTS
July 23, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- They grew up together in the Serbian city of Novi Sad. They play from the baseline and hit two-handed backhands. They're both 17.But nobody who saw Ljudmila Pavlov lose two matches yesterday at the Federation Cup would have mistaken her for Monica Seles, who she replaced on the Yugoslav team at the last moment."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 2, 1997
HAARLEM, Netherlands -- Martina Navratilova was relieved to finish her first day as U.S. Federation Cup captain with a split of the first two matches in her country's first-round series yesterday with the Netherlands.The United States was playing without its top two stars, Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport, who declined to compete in the first round, so Chanda Rubin and Mary Joe Fernandez opened the defense of the United States' 1996 Fed Cup title. Rubin came through; Fernandez stumbled.
SPORTS
July 29, 1991
Winning, you know, the battleThe U.S. team scored a linguistic victory even though it lost yesterday's final to Spain in the Federation Cup.With a lot of help from her teammates, 15-year-old Jennifer Capriati said she has won her battle to rid the dreaded words "you know" from her vocabulary.Capriati is famous for her frequent use of "you know" at the beginning, middle and end of sentences.Writers often compete during news conferences to count how many "you knows" Capriati can utter in a minute.
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July 22, 1991
Capriati beats Seles in straight setsMonica Seles took five weeks off from work and paid the price for it yesterday in the final of the Pathmark Tennis Classic at Mahway, N.J.Seles, the No. 1 player in the world, was beaten by Jennifer Capriati, 6-3, 7-5, in a 1-hour, 10-minute match.Seles was broken five times in 10 service games. Her shots lacked crispness, and she said she didn't seem to have her usual court quickness.Capriati, 15, had a lot to do with Seles' problems. She played almost flawlessly in handing Seles, 17, her first defeat since she dropped the final of the Italian Open to Gabriela Sabatini.
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July 24, 1991
Hornets replace Littles with BristowGene Littles was replaced as coach of the NBA Charlotte Hornets by vice president and player personnel director Allan Bristow in a major front-office shake-up yesterday.Littles will become a vice president and special assistant to club president Spencer Stolpen. Dave Twardzik, formerly director of scouting for the Hornets, becomes player personnel director in place of Bristow.Bristow, 41, who was an assistant to former Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe for six seasons, has no head coaching experience in the NBA. He becomes the third coach for the Hornets, who began play in 1988.
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June 18, 1991
1994 World Cup schedule in U.S. setThe 1994 World Cup, the first to be played in the United States, will begin on June 17 and the final will be played on July 17, the third-latest ever.World Cup USA 1994, the organizing committee for soccer's world championship, announced the schedule yesterday, three years before the 24-team tournament is scheduled to start.Second-round games will be played July 1-4. The semifinals probably will be July 12-13.Only two World Cup finals have been played later.
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July 29, 1991
Winning, you know, the battleThe U.S. team scored a linguistic victory even though it lost yesterday's final to Spain in the Federation Cup.With a lot of help from her teammates, 15-year-old Jennifer Capriati said she has won her battle to rid the dreaded words "you know" from her vocabulary.Capriati is famous for her frequent use of "you know" at the beginning, middle and end of sentences.Writers often compete during news conferences to count how many "you knows" Capriati can utter in a minute.
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July 28, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Mary Joe Fernandez outlasted Jana Novotna, 6-4, 0-6, 9-7, in an error-dominated match yesterday to lead the United States into the final of the Federation Cup.The U.S. team will meet top-seeded Spain today.Fernandez's victory and Jennifer Capriati's earlier 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Radka Zrubakova clinched victory for the U.S. team in its best-of-three semifinal with Czechoslovakia.Zina Garrison and Gigi Fernandez then completed a 3-0 sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Eva Sviglerova and Regina Rajchrtova in doubles.
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July 27, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- They won it for Steffi.Teen-agers Barbara Rittner and Anke Huber captured their singles matches yesterday to lead Germany to a quarterfinal victory over Italy in the Federation Cup, despite the absence of top player Steffi Graf.The triumph set up a semifinal clash against Spain, which defeated Indonesia on singles victories by Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.The other semifinal today will feature the United States and Czechoslovakia.Rittner, 18, who won the girls' singles title in the Wimbledon juniors earlier this month, became a last-minute replacement for Graf -- who flew home after tearing a shoulder tendon in Germany's second-round victory over Canada.
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July 26, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- The U.S. team claimed a spot in the Federation Cup semifinals. Monica Seles got a deadline. Steffi Graf received flowers and a get well card.On a topsy-turvy yesterday in women's tennis, most of the action seemed to be in hospitals and committee rooms.Zina Garrison and Gigi Fernandez overcame a slow start to defeat Judith Wiesner and Petra Ritter, 6-4, 6-1, in doubles, giving the United States a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Austria. Wiesner had saved two match points to defeat Jennifer Capriati, 6-2, 0-6, 8-6, in the opening singles contest, but Mary Joe Fernandez then wiped out Austria's Barbara Paulus, 6-1, 6-1.The Americans advanced to a semifinal tomorrow against Czechoslovakia, which got singles victories from Radka Zrubakova and Jana Novotna in a 2-1 defeat of Switzerland.
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July 25, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Steffi Graf will fly home today from the Federation Cup for treatment of tendinitis in her shoulder and may miss Germany's remaining matches.Graf, playing in pain and requiring on-court treatment, struggled to win her singles match yesterday against Patricia Hy of Canada, as Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the 32-nation event."Steffi is taking the first flight in the morning to Essen to see a specialist, who will determine whether she can return to compete in the rest of the tournament," said team captain Klaus Hofsass.
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July 24, 1991
Hornets replace Littles with BristowGene Littles was replaced as coach of the NBA Charlotte Hornets by vice president and player personnel director Allan Bristow in a major front-office shake-up yesterday.Littles will become a vice president and special assistant to club president Spencer Stolpen. Dave Twardzik, formerly director of scouting for the Hornets, becomes player personnel director in place of Bristow.Bristow, 41, who was an assistant to former Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe for six seasons, has no head coaching experience in the NBA. He becomes the third coach for the Hornets, who began play in 1988.
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By New York Times News Service | March 23, 1995
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Not to be outdone by the U.S. Davis Cup Dream Team of top-ranked Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, Billie Jean King was hoping to drop a bombshell of her own today by announcing the Federation Cup team that will face the Netherlands next month.Encouraged by Monica Seles' apparent interest in playing in the Olympics in 1996, King, the team captain, said she intended to speak with Seles last night about her availability for this year's Fed Cup matches. King, speaking during the Lipton Championships, also planned to recruit Jennifer Capriati, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist.
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July 25, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Steffi Graf will fly home today from the Federation Cup for treatment of tendinitis in her shoulder and may miss Germany's remaining matches.Graf, playing in pain and requiring on-court treatment, struggled to win her singles match yesterday against Patricia Hy of Canada, as Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the 32-nation event."Steffi is taking the first flight in the morning to Essen to see a specialist, who will determine whether she can return to compete in the rest of the tournament," said team captain Klaus Hofsass.
SPORTS
July 23, 1991
NOTTINGHAM, England -- They grew up together in the Serbian city of Novi Sad. They play from the baseline and hit two-handed backhands. They're both 17.But nobody who saw Ljudmila Pavlov lose two matches yesterday at the Federation Cup would have mistaken her for Monica Seles, who she replaced on the Yugoslav team at the last moment."
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