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By Tara Finnegan and Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer | July 22, 1993
WASHINGTON --Playing on the U.S. Davis Cup team seemed to be far off when MaliVai Washington was an All-America tennis player at the University of Michigan.But now, the 27-year-old from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., only has to wait a couple of months to make his debut on the Davis Cup team on Sept. 24.Washington, Andre Agassi, Richey Reneberg and Patrick McEnroe were named to the U.S. team that will compete against the Bahamas in Charlotte, N.C. All four are competing in the Newsweek Tennis Classic at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center this week.
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By Tara Finnegan and Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer | July 22, 1993
WASHINGTON --Playing on the U.S. Davis Cup team seemed to be far off when MaliVai Washington was an All-America tennis player at the University of Michigan.But now, the 27-year-old from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., only has to wait a couple of months to make his debut on the Davis Cup team on Sept. 24.Washington, Andre Agassi, Richey Reneberg and Patrick McEnroe were named to the U.S. team that will compete against the Bahamas in Charlotte, N.C. All four are competing in the Newsweek Tennis Classic at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center this week.
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By Phil Jackman | July 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Most tennis players have been sold a bill of goods. They read or heard somewhere that beyond the Grand Slam events everything else is Bridgeport and they believe it.While it's true one's record at Wimbledon, in Paris, Flushing Meadow and Melbourne plus Davis Cup heroics are the things Hall of Fame credentials and huge endorsement contracts are made of, not every honored player has gone that route.Still, into conversations following match victories in the Sovran Bank Classic yesterday trooped young men obsessed with the notion that this was Bridgeport.
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February 16, 1992
TCCourier reaches final, keeps No. 1 rankingBoris Becker and Jim Courier reached the final of the Donnay Indoor Championship yesterday in Brussels, Belgium.Becker, the No. 3 seed, defeated top seed Stefan Edberg, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Courier, the world's top player and the second seed, eliminated fifth seed Guy Forget, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4.The victory assured Courier of retaining the No. 1 ranking, which he took from Edberg last week. Courier would have lost the top spot if he had been beaten by Edberg in today's final.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 2, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- The technician never wins Wimbledon.Seven times he has made it to the semifinals, and twice he has gone to the final, but he never has held the winner's cup above his head and heard a roar of noise rush down from the stands. He needs the touch of a sculptor and the soul of a poet, and all he can give this place are mechanical shots that come out of a training manual."I've always felt and still feel that, if you come close enough times, some day has to be your day," Ivan Lendl said.
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January 11, 1992
Yankees trade Sax for three pitchersThe New York Yankees traded five-time All-Star second baseman Steve Sax to the Chicago White Sox yesterday for right-hander Melido Perez and two minor-league pitchers -- right-handers Robert Wickman and Domingo Jean.The Yankees agreed to pay $1.6 million of Sax's four-year, $10.9 million contract.The deal, which is almost identical to one the Yankees backed out of a week ago, unites Perez, 26 next month, with his brother Pascual, 34.Sax, the Yankees' only .300 hitter last season, could have blocked the deal but consented Thursday.
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February 16, 1992
TCCourier reaches final, keeps No. 1 rankingBoris Becker and Jim Courier reached the final of the Donnay Indoor Championship yesterday in Brussels, Belgium.Becker, the No. 3 seed, defeated top seed Stefan Edberg, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Courier, the world's top player and the second seed, eliminated fifth seed Guy Forget, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4.The victory assured Courier of retaining the No. 1 ranking, which he took from Edberg last week. Courier would have lost the top spot if he had been beaten by Edberg in today's final.
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February 26, 1993
* Third seed Malivai Washington beat Marcelo Filippini, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Purex Tennis Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz.* Third seed Judith Wiesner advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Laura Golarsa of Italy in the EA Generali in Linz, Austria.
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May 30, 1996
Days until opening ceremonies: 50.Key things left to do: Finish 12 new competition venues and convert existing venues for Olympic use; raise $160 million to make $1.7 billion budget; install misting fans at outdoor arenas to shelter athletes from heat; plan water restrictions in case drought causes shortage during games; complete street improve- ment program; send 3.7 million tickets to U.S. customers; get IOC accreditation for drug-testing facility; train...
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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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January 11, 1992
Yankees trade Sax for three pitchersThe New York Yankees traded five-time All-Star second baseman Steve Sax to the Chicago White Sox yesterday for right-hander Melido Perez and two minor-league pitchers -- right-handers Robert Wickman and Domingo Jean.The Yankees agreed to pay $1.6 million of Sax's four-year, $10.9 million contract.The deal, which is almost identical to one the Yankees backed out of a week ago, unites Perez, 26 next month, with his brother Pascual, 34.Sax, the Yankees' only .300 hitter last season, could have blocked the deal but consented Thursday.
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By Phil Jackman | July 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Most tennis players have been sold a bill of goods. They read or heard somewhere that beyond the Grand Slam events everything else is Bridgeport and they believe it.While it's true one's record at Wimbledon, in Paris, Flushing Meadow and Melbourne plus Davis Cup heroics are the things Hall of Fame credentials and huge endorsement contracts are made of, not every honored player has gone that route.Still, into conversations following match victories in the Sovran Bank Classic yesterday trooped young men obsessed with the notion that this was Bridgeport.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 2, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- The technician never wins Wimbledon.Seven times he has made it to the semifinals, and twice he has gone to the final, but he never has held the winner's cup above his head and heard a roar of noise rush down from the stands. He needs the touch of a sculptor and the soul of a poet, and all he can give this place are mechanical shots that come out of a training manual."I've always felt and still feel that, if you come close enough times, some day has to be your day," Ivan Lendl said.
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By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Andre Agassi looked every bit the top player in the world last night, as he beat Michael Joyce, 6-2, 6-2, in the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic before 7,237.Joyce, 22, is a promising American who is steadily climbing up in the rankings. But last night on Stadium Court at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, the top seed just overwhelmed him."He's fantastic," Joyce said. "He makes you work so hard to win every point. I had to work so hard to get to 30-love.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1996
WIMBLEDON, England -- Richard Krajicek reached up to the sky with a classic fluid motion and came over the top for booming serve after booming serve yesterday to become the first Dutchman to win the Wimbledon men's championship.However, the winning point, in his masterful 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 bruising of American MaliVai Washington came off a stunningly low backhand that Washington could not handle.When the ball did not come back, Krajicek went to his knees clutching his racket so hard his entire body shook.
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