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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 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 Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 1, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- In years past, Pam Shriver might have cried, angry and frustrated after a third-round loss in a tournament she wanted desperately to win.But, yesterday, Shriver calmly could analyze a defeat at Wimbledon. Her comeback from shoulder surgery remains an ongoing project, subject to dips before a rise. So, a 6-3, 7-5 loss to No. 5 seed Mary Joe Fernandez was neither surprising nor crushing."You have to view it as progress," Shriver said. "That's the whole key to this year.
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By Knight-Ridder | March 22, 1991
MIAMI -- Mary Joe Fernandez knew she had to grab the initiative and not let Monica Seles take the first crack at the ball. She knew if she hit anything short, she would be "a goner."She was gone last night in one hour and 10 minutes. It was Seles who took early command and spoiled Fernandez's bid to reach her first Lipton final, 6-1, 6-3, at the International Tennis Center before 8,832."She puts you on the defensive right away," Fernandez said. "I had my chances and didn't convert."Yesterday afternoon, Steffi Graf had chances to end her three-match losing streak against Gabriela Sabatini.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Staff Writer | August 27, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Arantxa Sanchez Vicario express made a stop here last night without being derailed.The third-ranked player in the world used powerful ground strokes and some untimely unforced errors from Mary Joe Fernandez to win, 6-2, 6-4, on the second night of the Elizabeth Arden Women's Tennis Association Challenge at the William H. G. FitzGerald Tennis Center.In the second match, No. 12 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere of Switzerland rallied from a set down and beat No. 23 Lori McNeil of Houston, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.The four players were half of eight top-ranked players in the world who took part in the team competition.
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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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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | November 12, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Call it a no-fault divorce -- tennis style.Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova, who combined to form the most dominant doubles team in women's tennis history, are severing their partnership.And this time, unlike an on-again, off-again two-year split that began in 1989, it's for good.But Shriver said there are no hard feelings."I knew it was the best deal for both of us," Shriver said. "Martina doesn't want to commit to a full doubles season and I'd like to find a partner who can play 12 to 14 times a year."
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By Bill Free TVB | August 18, 1991
There were some rocky moments last week for the $350,000 Virginia Slims of Washington tennis tournament, but the show will go on as scheduled tomorrow.First, Bill Shields, a spokesman for the National Park Service, threatened to cancel the tournament at the William H. G. Fitzgerald Center in Rock Creek Park if the sponsoring Washington Tennis Patrons and ProServ didn't deliver a $50,000 check to cover expenses and user fees. The security deposit was put up in advance to end that controversy.
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