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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,Los Angeles Times | December 2, 1991
LYON, France -- The French won the Davis Cup for the first time in 59 years, then started behaving in their normal, demure fashion, one befitting citizens of the capital of culture.They formed a Conga line.That was shortly after Guy Forget threw his racket and hit Yannick Noah in the foot, which was shortly before Forget stripped down to his shorts and threw his clothes into the stands.Forget rode atop Noah's shoulders, followed by Noah being hoisted in the air, fists clenched, crying. There were enough tears to form a new tributary of the Rhone.
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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,Los Angeles Times | December 2, 1991
LYON, France -- The French won the Davis Cup for the first time in 59 years, then started behaving in their normal, demure fashion, one befitting citizens of the capital of culture.They formed a Conga line.That was shortly after Guy Forget threw his racket and hit Yannick Noah in the foot, which was shortly before Forget stripped down to his shorts and threw his clothes into the stands.Forget rode atop Noah's shoulders, followed by Noah being hoisted in the air, fists clenched, crying. There were enough tears to form a new tributary of the Rhone.
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November 13, 1991
Agassi opens title defense with winAndre Agassi tamed Boris Becker's serve with hard returns and began defense of his ATP Tour World Championship title last night in Frankfurt, Germany, with a 6-3, 7-5 victory.Earlier, top-seeded Jim Courier came from behind to beat Karel Novacek, 6-7 (8-6), 7-5, 6-4. Novacek was a late replacement for the injured Stefan Edberg, the top-ranked player in the world.Ivan Lendl, making his 12th straight appearance in the year-end event, routed Guy Forget, 6-2, 6-4 in 73 minutes.
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November 13, 1991
Agassi opens title defense with winAndre Agassi tamed Boris Becker's serve with hard returns and began defense of his ATP Tour World Championship title last night in Frankfurt, Germany, with a 6-3, 7-5 victory.Earlier, top-seeded Jim Courier came from behind to beat Karel Novacek, 6-7 (8-6), 7-5, 6-4. Novacek was a late replacement for the injured Stefan Edberg, the top-ranked player in the world.Ivan Lendl, making his 12th straight appearance in the year-end event, routed Guy Forget, 6-2, 6-4 in 73 minutes.
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September 10, 1991
Soviet women lead world gymnasticsThe Soviet Union, led by women's world champion Svetlana '' Boguinskaia, took the early lead over the United States yesterday in the World Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis.The Soviet Union led the team scoring after the compulsories with 197.371 points. The United States is second going into today's optionals with 196.208.Boguinskaia's performance included scores of 9.950 on the uneven bars and floor exercise and a 9.937 on the beam.Romania, the only country to beat the Soviet Union at the World Championships in the last decade, was third with 195.795, with China fourth with 195.270.
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January 12, 1992
SYDNEY, Australia -- Emilio Sanchez upset defending champion Guy Forget, 6-3, 6-4, yesterday for the men's title in the New South Wales Open.Sanchez's sister, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, advanced to women's final today for the second year in a row, outlasting Anke Huber of Germany, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, in a two-hour battle.Top-seeded Gabriela Sabatini won the other semifinal, overpowering Mary Joe Fernandez, the No. 4 seed, 6-2, 6-3.Emilio Sanchez, seeded seventh, did not lose a set in five matches as he won his 15th career singles title.
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By Melissa Isaacson and Melissa Isaacson,Chicago Tribune | April 24, 1991
CHICAGO -- His trademark blond tresses have grown back. The tight, low-riding headband is again in place. And the old wooden racket is back at his side. But the "retro '70s" look is all Bjorn Borg is willing to concede to the past as he attempts a comeback to professional tennis eight years after his retirement.His hopes are high, Borg said recently, but after losing yesterday 6-2, 6-3 to Spain's Jordi Arrese in the first round of the Monte Carlo Open, he said he was not particularly surprised.
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May 16, 1991
3rd seed Sampras loses in Italian OpenPete Sampras, the U.S. Open champion, lost to Fabrice Santoro, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, in the second round of the Italian Open yesterday in Rome, leaving the tournament without its top four seeds.Sampras, seeded third, was the only one of the top four to survive the first round. No. 2 Andre Agassi and No. 4 Goran Ivanisevic lost their openers, and No. 1 Boris Becker withdrew due to an injury.Sampras was one of five seeds to fall yesterday.Alberto Mancini of Argentina, who won in 1989 but had to qualify this year, fought off five match points in the second set of his 2-hour, 20-minute match with No. 7 Jonas Svensson and won, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.In other matches, Goran Prpic beat No. 13 Jakob Hlasek, 6-1, 7-5; Henri Leconte beat No. 14 Magnus Gustafsson, 6-0, 6-3; and South African qualifier Wayne Ferreira beat No. 15 Alexander Volkov, 7-6 (7-2)
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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,Los Angeles Times | December 1, 1991
LYON, France -- France, the country that has given the United States such items as the Statue of Liberty, Brigitte Bardot and Bordelaise sauce, looks as if it is about to take something back.That would be the Davis Cup, which is just one more victory by the French away from getting crated up and sent to Paris for a year-long stay.Yesterday, on a gray day in a stadium on the banks of the Rhone River, the U.S. doubles team of Ken Flach and Robert Seguso sank like a leaky boat, 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, capsized by Guy Forget and the suddenly revived Henri Leconte.
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By Darryl Richards and Darryl Richards,Dallas Morning News | January 10, 1995
DALLAS -- Jim Courier, known for his demanding physical work ethic, took a long promised and probably much-needed break from tennis at the end of 1994.The result?Courier came away from a seven-week break, during which he dropped his golf handicap from 13 to 12, by playing some of his best tennis in years last week. Courier won his first title since Aug. 22, 1993, on Sunday when he beat Arnaud Boetsch, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of the Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships.For Courier, the world's top player for 58 weeks from 1992-93, the victory stopped a sharp decline in his performance.
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September 10, 1991
Soviet women lead world gymnasticsThe Soviet Union, led by women's world champion Svetlana '' Boguinskaia, took the early lead over the United States yesterday in the World Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis.The Soviet Union led the team scoring after the compulsories with 197.371 points. The United States is second going into today's optionals with 196.208.Boguinskaia's performance included scores of 9.950 on the uneven bars and floor exercise and a 9.937 on the beam.Romania, the only country to beat the Soviet Union at the World Championships in the last decade, was third with 195.795, with China fourth with 195.270.
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April 18, 1992
NCAA clears Laettner, Duke in GQ diary caseDuke's national championship is safe. Center Christian Laettner didn't break any rules by keeping a diary during his senior season, according to the NCAA."
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