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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 5, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- There was Gabriela Sabatini, crouched low, glaring across the net. She was hopping back and forth -- right foot, left foot -- a sentry on guard, waiting to volley.Yes, volley.Having lost the first set to defending Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez yesterday and down 5-1 in the second set, Sabatini scrapped her normal game -- passive junkballs with topspin -- and went straight to the net.And she began knocking off the volleys. Forehand volleys. Backhand volleys. Half-volleys.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | November 24, 1992
They were different. Opposites, really. Martina Navratilova, the left-hander from Czechoslovakia who used tennis as a passport to the West. Pam Shriver, the right-hander raised in an upper-middle class household in the suburbs of Baltimore.One became the pre-eminent singles player of her time, perhaps even of all time. The other made a fleeting appearance in one Grand Slam final as a 16-year-old, and then spent the rest of her career trying to recapture the moment.One registered as a Democrat and covered the left side of the court.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | August 21, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Lutherville native Pam Shriver, who just returned from winning three gold medals at the Pan American Games in Cuba, breezed through her afternoon match with Elna Reinach, 6-2, 6-3, in the Virginia Slims of Washington tournament yesterday."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 18, 1992
From the beginning, Pam Shriver has wanted the First National Bank of Maryland Tennis Festival to benefit children in Baltimore."It was my hope to really try to touch this community as much as possible," she said, before introducing the Baltimore Community Foundation as the organization that will handle the dispersement of funds to local charities."
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Staff Writer | August 28, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Six months after she turned pro, 17-year-old Lindsay Davenport of Palos Verdes, Calif., got a taste of the big leagues here last night.Davenport and her partner, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina, were out-dueled by Spain's Aranxta Sanchez Vicario and Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-3, before 4,026 fans on the third night of the Elizabeth Arden Women's Tennis Association Challenge at the William H. G. FitzGerald Tennis Center.Lutherville's...
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By Ron Gloster and Ron Gloster,Assoicated Press | January 18, 1994
MELBOURNE, Australia -- MaliVai Washington of the U.S. shocked second seed Michael Stich today in the first round of the Australian Open.Stich, a semifinalist in Melbourne last year and the No. 2 player in the world, was forced into repeated errors at the net by Washington's low returns.Washington, an American ranked 26th in the world, defeated the German 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. He lost his serve only in the third set."It's not like he won the match," Stich said. "I gave it to him."No. 8 seed Petr Korda of the Czech Republic also was ousted today, losing in straight sets to Thomas Enqvist of Sweden.
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March 6, 1992
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Chanda Rubin, 16, said she wasn't nervous about facing Gabriela Sabatini. Maybe she should have been.Sabatini eliminated Rubin in 69 minutes yesterday with a 6-2, 6-2 third-round victory at the Virginia Slims of Florida."
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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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September 18, 1991
TOKYO -- Debbie Graham, firing 11 aces, upset sixth-seed American compatriot Pam Shriver, 7-5, 6-4, yesterday in the first round of the Nichirei International Ladies Tennis Championships.Shriver became the second seeded player to lose in the first round. Japan's women's singles champion Kimiko Date, the eighth seed, was eliminated Monday.Fifth-seeded Laura Gildemeister of Peru, the highest seed competing today, beat Indonesian Yayuk Basuki, 7-5, 7-5, on the hard court of Ariake Colosseum.
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | March 22, 1991
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- She looked like the old Steffi Graf, winning the first set 6-0. But Graf wasn't playing the old Gabriela Sabatini yesterday in the Lipton tennis tournament.The Sabatini of the '90s is a confident player who does not run out of hope or energy. The improved Sabatini climbed out of the hole and beat Graf again 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.Sabatini now challenges Monica Seles in tomorrow's final. Seles, the defending champion and the No. 1 player in the world, trounced Mary Joe Fernandez 6-1, 6-2 in last night's semifinal.
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