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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 4, 1998
WIMBLEDON, England -- It was an epic in search of an ending.On and on they went in the fifth set, with no tiebreaker and no excuses, trading serves and groans as the fans gasped and the tennis balls caromed around Centre Court like spent shells. The games ticked off 12 24 28.Finally, Richard Krajicek cracked. And Goran Ivanisevic, Wimbledon's great-escape artist, won."The fifth set was just a horror-thriller," Ivanisevic said after yesterday's heart-pounding 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (5-7), 15-13 triumph launched him into Wimbledon's men's final.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
This season was supposed to be a down year for the Arundel volleyball team. If that's the case, they sure picked the right time to find an up. The No. 12 Wildcats (1-0) stormed to a two-set lead over top-ranked St. Paul's (1-1) and then rallied in the fifth set to defeat the Gators, 25-16, 25-19, 21-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a nonleague match. "I think we're better than we thought we were," Arundel coach Ashley Yuscavage said. "I was telling [senior setter] Emily [Durocher] that I needed someone to step up and surprise me. I think they all did today.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1997
NEW YORK -- When another of Pete Sampras' usually brilliant forehands landed squarely in the net to send his match with No. 15 seed Petr Korda into a fifth-set tiebreaker, Sampras looked at his racket as if it had betrayed him.It was not the first time on this long, rain-interrupted day that Sampras found himself beset with questions, nor would it be the last, as Korda burst to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreaker and went on to upset the world's top player, 6-7...
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By Alexander C. Lee, For the Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
As one of only five seniors on a young Broadneck team, Dallas Jasper knows her play and attitude inevitably trickle down to her teammates. Sometimes she just needs a reminder. Jasper powered her Bruins (13-2) on a late surge to knock off South River and capture their sixth Anne Arundel County title, 19-25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-23, 15-8 on Tuesday night at Broadneck. While the senior middle blocker finished with nine blocks and six kills, Jasper was quiet in the early going as the Seahawks jumped out to a 2-1 lead.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
WIMBLEDON, England -- Boris Becker slept fitfully Monday night, thinking about how he couldn't finish off Wayne Ferreira in the fourth set of their Round of 16 match, worrying about coming back for the fifth set the following afternoon to complete it.When Becker woke up to rainy skies yesterday morning, he knew he might be in for a long day. When the rain grew into a more than three-hour delay, the first prolonged bad weather break during this year's Wimbledon,...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1994
NEW YORK -- Pete Sampras met the wall of exhaustion at the U.S. Open yesterday and played on.He played with a tightening back and blistered, peeling feet. And he played through a blur of exhaustion, in which every point he missed was like a kick to his stomach.The man often described as colorless and bland, played with a passion that inspired cheers of "Pete! Pete! Pete!" to ring in his ears.And in the fifth set, with Jaime Yzaga up 5-3 and within two points of victory, he played on pure guts, a crowd's insistence and his own true grit.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | July 1, 1993
WIMBLEDON, England -- A look, a shrug, a veiled comment -- that's all that remained of the Boris Becker-Michael Stich feud off the court yesterday. But on the court, they raged at one another."
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By New York Daily News | September 3, 1991
NEW YORK -- Steffi Graf waited nearly an hour and a half to play her fourth-round U.S. Open match last night against Judith Wiesner.It was supposed to be a day match but someone named Connors was playing ahead of her . . .Graf's wait was longer than her match as she defeated Wiesner of Austria, 7-5, 6-4, in 1 hour and 4 minutes and advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinals."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
WIMBLEDON, England -- Todd-mania? Todd Martin doesn't think so."It doesn't have the same flair," said Martin, who put an end to Andre Agassi-mania yesterday. "The only people I have screaming for me are my parents back home. Maybe I don't need 13- or 14-year-old girls to really get excited."Martin sent a lot of tennis fans home unhappy yesterday, when he beat Wimbledon's heartthrob, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (0-7), 4-6, 6-1, to move into the Wimbledon quarterfinals.The crowd around Centre Court let out a collective moan, as Agassi was blown away in the fifth set in less than 20 minutes.
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By Bill Glauber PTC and Bill Glauber PTC,Staff Writer | September 11, 1992
NEW YORK -- Welcome to the U.S. slow-motion Open.Long lines. Longer matches. Lots of standing around and waiting for millionaire tennis players to towel off, pace, bounce the ball and serve.But every once in awhile they serve up a terrific match filled with passion and pathos.Last night, No. 4 seed Michael Chang needed five sets and 4 hours and 17 minutes to finish off a 20-year-old freckle-faced South African who looks like Doogie Howser and hits backhands like the Terminator.Chang outlasted Wayne Ferreira, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7)
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Broadneck coach Dave Verostic preaches mental toughness to his girls at every practice. His lessons were put to the test on Wednesday. The third-ranked Bruins (11-1) survived five match points to defeat visiting and ninth-ranked Arundel (10-2) in a five-set thriller, 22-25, 16-25, 31-29, 26-24, 15-7. "This game showed our mental toughness," said Broadneck hitter Carley Cleland (12 kills). "When the outcome was in doubt, we came back and showed what we were made of. We had that drive to come back.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2001
NEW YORK - Bodies vibrated with pent-up electricity around Arthur Ashe Stadium. Celebrities lined up in their version of Murderers' Row beyond the baseline. Players from both the men's and women's tour took the time to show up and watch the match on center stage at the U.S. Open. No. 2 Andre Agassi vs. No. 10 Pete Sampras. It was a heavyweight battle of future Hall of Famers, between them 20 Grand Slam titles were on the court. It would live up to the hype, and more than 23,000 fans looking on cheered equally for both.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2001
NEW YORK - Critics can always find the negative and when it comes to world No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten, they can find ample ammunition. They point to his heritage. Brazilians are not known for their talent on hard courts. They point to his Grand Slam record. Three French Open crowns on clay and no other Grand Slam titles. They forget that he was the ATP's season-ending Tennis Masters Cup champion last season. He beat Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi back-to-back on those hard courts in the semifinal and final, becoming the only player ever to accomplish the feat.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 4, 1998
WIMBLEDON, England -- It was an epic in search of an ending.On and on they went in the fifth set, with no tiebreaker and no excuses, trading serves and groans as the fans gasped and the tennis balls caromed around Centre Court like spent shells. The games ticked off 12 24 28.Finally, Richard Krajicek cracked. And Goran Ivanisevic, Wimbledon's great-escape artist, won."The fifth set was just a horror-thriller," Ivanisevic said after yesterday's heart-pounding 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (5-7), 15-13 triumph launched him into Wimbledon's men's final.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 1997
WHEN THE national anthem is sung at Oriole Park next Wednesday you can be sure most of Hampstead will be listening. That's because the entire fifth grade at Spring Garden Elementary School will be singing.The children will sing a preview at 5 p.m. today to open a meeting of the county Board of Education and again at 7 p.m. tomorrow at a Spring Garden PTA meeting. Both performances are open to the public.Choral arts teacher Ida Lea Rubin has combined the musical talents of 150 students with their passion for the Orioles.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1997
NEW YORK -- When another of Pete Sampras' usually brilliant forehands landed squarely in the net to send his match with No. 15 seed Petr Korda into a fifth-set tiebreaker, Sampras looked at his racket as if it had betrayed him.It was not the first time on this long, rain-interrupted day that Sampras found himself beset with questions, nor would it be the last, as Korda burst to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreaker and went on to upset the world's top player, 6-7...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | September 6, 1993
NEW YORK -- Neither is known for playing long points or long matches. Though Richard Krajicek and Todd Martin did not completely reverse form in their third-round match yesterday, they nearly rewrote history at the U.S. Open.When the smoke cleared on the Grandstand Court at the National Tennis Center, after five hours and 10 minutes of booming serves and blistering ground strokes, the 10th-seeded Krajicek had come back the brink of elimination to defeat Martin, 6-7 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (11-9) 6-4, 6-4.It was believed to be the second-longest match in Open history, 12 minutes shy of last year's semifinal between Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
This season was supposed to be a down year for the Arundel volleyball team. If that's the case, they sure picked the right time to find an up. The No. 12 Wildcats (1-0) stormed to a two-set lead over top-ranked St. Paul's (1-1) and then rallied in the fifth set to defeat the Gators, 25-16, 25-19, 21-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a nonleague match. "I think we're better than we thought we were," Arundel coach Ashley Yuscavage said. "I was telling [senior setter] Emily [Durocher] that I needed someone to step up and surprise me. I think they all did today.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1996
NEW YORK -- Steffi Graf eventually won her fifth WTA Tour championships title yesterday, but not before tenacious teen-ager Martina Hingis had forced her to play five hard sets.Hingis, 16, playing in her first Chase Championships final, refused to give in to either Graf's will or her own severe leg cramps.The two combined for brilliant baseline rallies, tantalizing, cat-and-mouse drop shots and incredible series of volleys before Graf finally took an easy fifth set and the match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-0."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1996
NEW YORK -- He had played five draining sets on the Stadium Court, creating a four-hour drama in the U.S. Open quarterfinals that left the crowd breathless.Now here was Pete Sampras, physically ill on the court, his tongue out, his eyes rolling toward heaven asking for help, trying to get through a tiebreaker against a deserving opponent, and against all odds."He said he did it for Tim," said Delaina Mulcahy, Sampras' girlfriend, referring to Tim Gullikson, Sampras' former coach who died in May. "He said that Tim was there with him."
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