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May - June TV Schedule
Roland Garros, France
Mon., May 26 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ESPN2 Early-round action
Tues., May 27 8 a.m.-12 noon ESPN2 Early-round action
Tues., May 27 12 noon-2 p.m. ESPN Early-round action
Tues., May 27 10:30 p.m.-Midnight ESPN2 Day 2 highlights
Wed., May 28 8 a.m.-12 noon ESPN2 Early-round action
Wed., May 28 12 noon-2 p.m. ESPN Early-round action
Thurs., May 29 1:30-3 a.m. ESPN2 Day 3 highlights
Thurs., May 29 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Early-round action
Thurs., May 29 10 p.m.-12 midnight ESPN2 Day 4 highlights
Fri., May 30 8 a.m.-12 noon ESPN2 Early-round action
Fri., May 30 12 noon-3:30 p.m. ESPN Early-round action
Fri., May 30 10 p.m.-12 midnight ESPN2 Day 5 highlights
Sat. May 31 12 noon-3 p.m. NBC Early-round action
Sat. May 31 3-5 p.m. ESPN Early-round action
Sat. May 31 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight ESPN2 Day 6 highlights
Sun., June 1 12 noon-3 p.m. NBC Early-round action
Sun., June 1 3-5 p.m. ESPN Early-round action
Sun., June 1 10:30-11:30 p.m. ESPN2 Day 7 highlights
Mon., June 2 8 a.m.-12 noon ESPN2 Early-round action
Mon., June 2 12 noon-3 p.m. ESPN Early-round action
Mon., June 2 8-10 p.m. ESPN2 Day 8 highlights
Tues., June 3 8 a.m.-12 noon ESPN2 Women's quarterfinals
Tues., June 3 12 noon-3 p.m. ESPN Women's quarterfinals
Tues., June 3 8-10 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinal highlights
Tues., June 3 10 p.m.-12 midnight ESPN2 Women's quarterfinals (reair)
Wed., June 4 8 a.m.-12 noon ESPN2 Men's quarterfinals
Wed., June 4 12 noon-3 p.m. ESPN Men's quarterfinals
Wed., June 4 10-11:30 p.m. ESPN2 Quarterfinals highlights
Thurs., June 5 8 a.m.-1 p.m. ESPN Women's semifinals
Thurs., June 5 7-10 p.m.* ESPN Women's semifinals
Fri., June 6 10 a.m.-1 p.m. NBC Men's semifinal
Fri.,, June 6 1-4 p.m. ESPN Men's semifinal
Fri., June 6 7:30-9:30 p.m.* ESPN Men's semifinal (re-air)
Sat., June 7 9 a.m.-12 noon NBC Women's final
Sun., June 8 12 noon-2 p.m. NBC Men's final
The Stella Artois Championships, London
Monday - Sunday, June 9-15: Fox Sports World, check local listings
The Samsung Open, England
Monday - Sunday, June 16-22: Fox Sports World, check local listings
You Say Itís Your Birthday!
May 29 Sebastien Grosjean (25)
May 30 Magnus Norman (27)
Jun. 2 Nikolay Davydenko (22)
Jun. 3 Stefano Galvani (26)
Jun. 3 Jan-Michael Gambill (26)
Jun. 3 Gilles Elseneer (25)
Jun. 4 Nenad Zimonjic (27)
Jun. 5 Scott Draper (29)
Jun. 7 Mahesh Bhupathi (29)
to Grand Slams
WTA Championships change format, increase singles prize
LOS ANGELES -- The season-ending WTA Championships will change its
format from a 16-player single-elimination tournament to an
eight-player round-robin with the singles winner earning $1 million.
QUOTE TO BE REMEMBERED:
"There's not a single day that's guaranteed or promised to us,
and certainly days like this are very rare," said Agassi, who became the oldest
man to win a Grand Slam singles crown in 31 years.
Chang to retire after U.S. Open
San Jose, California -- Former Roland Garros champion Michael Chang
will retire after the U.S. Open and will begin a 10-tournament
"Farewell Tour" at next month's San Jose Open, the player's agent
said on Saturday
USTA TO CONDUCT FIRST OF A SERIES OF GOLD MEDAL TRAINING CAMPS
Fed Cup and Olympic coaching great Billie Jean King to assist
USA Tennis High Performance Coaches in Winston-Salem, N.C. The
United States Tennis Association (USTA) will host the first in a
series of "Gold Medal Training Camps" Oct. 8
to 13 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2003
Serena Williams completes her 'Slam,' while Andre Agassi chalks up
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U.S. OPEN 2002
Pete Sampras is back, while Serena Williams wins third straight.
The Williams sisters dominate in singles and doubles at The
FRENCH OPEN 2002
Serena defeats sister Venus in an all-Williams final, while Albert
Costa wins his first Slam.
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Juan Carlos Ferrero breaks through at the French Open on Sunday, beating
Martin Verkerk 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam title. The 23-year-old
Spaniard, who had lost in last year's final and in the '00 and '01 semis, uses
steady baseline play to win the most one-sided men's final in Paris in 25 years
Justine Henin-Hardenne becomes the first Belgian to win a Grand Slam on
Saturday, beating No. 2 Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 at the French Open for her first
major career title. Her victory ends a streak of 11 consecutive Grand Slam
championships won by American women
Martin Verkerk and Juan Carlos Ferrero are on cloud nine Friday. Verkerk, who
had never won a Grand Slam match before the French Open, upsets Guillermo Coria
7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) to reach the title match, while Ferrero avenges his
loss to Albert Costa in last year's final with a straight-set win.
Serena Williams' run for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title ends Thursday.
Williams falls to Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the French Open semis,
losing for the first time in 34 Grand Slam matches. Henin-Hardenne will face Kim
Clijsters, a straight-set winner vs. Nadia Petrova, in an all-Belgian final.
Clijsters unnerves Petrova
Second seed Kim Clijsters used a cruel drop shot to unnerve the limping Russian
Nadia Petrova in straight sets and move into her second Roland-Garros final
early Thursday. The popular Belgian saved a set point in the opening set before
steamrolling past her wilting opponent 7-5 6-1 in 70 minutes on Philippe
Advancing rarely comes easy. Ask Albert Costa. The defending French Open
champ erases a two-set deficit for the third time in five matches, wearing down
Tommy Robredo for an improbable quarterfinal victory Wednesday. Costa will face
Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semis
PARIS -- Outplayed from the baseline, Andre Agassi fell short in his bid for
a ninth major title, losing to Guillermo Coria 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the
Coria's opponent Friday will be unseeded Martin Verkerk, who hit 27 aces to
upset 1998 champion Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 4-6, 8-6. Verkerk collapsed to
the clay in glee after his nearly four-hour victory.
Top-seeded Serena Williams crushes No. 5 seed Amelie Mauresmo to reach the
French Open semis. She will face No. 4 Justine Henin-Hardenne.
French Open women's semifinal is set as Kim Clijsters and Nadia Petrova win
and will meet.
Tommy Robredo leads a group of four Spanish quarterfinalists, shocking
ex-champ Gustavo Kuerten in the French Open. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Albert Costa,
Guillermo Coria and Fernando Gonzalez also win.
PARIS -- Former champions Andre Agassi, Carlos Moya and Gustavo Kuerten
highlighted Sunday's victors at the French Open. Agassi and Moya moved into the
quarterfinals, while Kuerten completed his third-round match to advance.
No. 3 Venus Williams fell to No. 22 Vera Zvonareva of Russia 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on
Sunday. A foot injury forced Lindsay Davenport to quit, while Jennifer Capriati
fell to Nadia Petrova.
Not even a hard fall on the clay or an early deficit can keep Serena Williams
from reaching the French Open quarterfinals Sunday. After falling behind 4-2,
Serena rallies to beat Ai Sugiyama 7-5, 6-2. Also, Justine Henin-Hardenne moves
Lleyton Hewitt's woes on clay continue. After winning the first two sets, the
top-seeded Aussie loses to No. 28 Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 2-6, 3-6 in the
third round Saturday.
The top women have little trouble advancing at the French Open. Jennifer
Capriati cruises into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 win vs. qualifier Julia
Vakulenko, while Venus Williams, Lindsay Daveport also move on in straight
Second seeded Kim Clijsters continued her resounding run through the women's
singles draw on Saturday, effortlessly dispatching No30 seed Paolo Suarez 6-2
6-1 to advance to the fourth round. Looking more and more like the player to
beat for the title, the Belgian completely dominated the Argentinean on Court
Philippe Chatrier, taking the match in 64 minutes.
Serena Williams puts Barbara Schett to shame at the French Open on Friday.
The top-seeded Williams cruises into the fourth round 6-0, 6-0 in only 40
No. 3 Venus Williams survives in three sets, while No. 6 Lindsay Davenport
struggles through and No. 7 Jennifer Capriati cruises
Lindsay Davenport reaches the third round of the French Open for the first
time since '99 -- you would figure she is pleased. Not so. Davenport advances in
straight sets Thursday but admittedly is 'lucky to get through.'
Andre Agassi loses the first two sets and trails in the third before finally
rallying to beat 19-year-old Mario Ancic 5-7, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 at the French
Open on Wednesday. On the women's side, Serena Williams wins easily and Ashley
Harkleroad pulls off a shocker.
Rising star Daniela Hantuchova gets outdone Wednesday. American Ashley
Harkleroad, an 18-year-old phenom, shocks the women's No. 9 seed to reach Round
3 of the French Open.
PARIS -- Three-time champion Monica Seles lost to Nadia Petrova 6-4, 6-0,
marking the first time she has been beaten in the opening round of a major
event. In other women's action, No. 2 Kim Clijsters, No. 3 Venus Williams, No. 6
Lindsay Davenport and No. 7 Jennifer Capriati won in straight sets.
Five of six American men lose Tuesday in Paris, including No. 6 Andy
Roddick, who falls in Round 1 for the second consecutive year, and Michael
Chang, who loses in his Roland Garros farewell
Kim Clijsters is quickly becoming as dominant as the Williams sisters. The
Belgian, who has already overtaken Venus at No. 2 in the world, cruises in 45
minutes on Day 2 at the French Open, making a statement as a potential spoiler
of another sister-slam party
PARIS -- Serena Williams began her bid for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam
title by beating Barbara Rittner 6-2, 6-1 Monday in the first match on center
court at the French Open.
Andre Agassi eased forward, while James Blake defeated Taylor Dent.
Tuned up: Roddick cruises to title
Rubin fights to victory in Spain final
Farina Elia three-peats in Strasbourg
Gonzalez, Chile take World Team title
It was certainly an unusual weekend for Amelie Mauresmo. Two points away from
victory, Mauresmo saw her lead evaporate in Sunday's 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 loss to
Kim Clijsters in the Italian Open final. One day earlier, Mauresmo had been two
points away from defeat before rallying to stun top-ranked Serena Williams. It
was the third title of the year for Clijsters as the French Open looms.
FOREST HILLS, N.Y. -- Russian-born Alex Bogomolov Jr. beat Argentina's Mariano
Delfino 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday to win the Forest Hills Tennis Classic at the
West Side Tennis Club.
HAMBURG, Germany -- Guillermo Coria beat fellow Argentine
Agustin Calleri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Hamburg Masters for his
second career ATP Tour title.
LONDON -- Pete Sampras is out of the French Open and Wimbledon, raising the
possibility that one of the greatest tennis players ever is through with the
sport. French Open and Wimbledon officials said Friday they had received
confirmation of Sampras' withdrawal. The ATP also confirmed the withdrawals.
Kim Clijsters' high from overtaking Venus Williams as No. 2 in
the world sinks Sunday. Clijsters falls to an even streakier Justine
Henin-Hardenne in an all-Belgian final of the German Open. The title is the
third of the season for Henin-Hardenne.
Venus Williams wins a first-set tiebreak, but loses the next nine games to
Amelie Mauresmo before pulling out of the J&S Cup final with a pulled stomach
muscle. Mauresmo, leading 6-7, 6-0, 3-0 when Venus retires, wins her first title
A day after becoming the oldest player to earn the ATP's No. 1 ranking,
33-year-old Andre Agassi rallies past Andy Roddick 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to win
the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.
LOWELL, Mass. -- The Williams sisters were a nation unto themselves. They
beat all five opponents they faced from the Czech Republic without dropping a
set, sending the United States into the quarterfinals of the Fed Cup.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Carlos Moya won the Open Seat Godo on Sunday when Marat
Safin quit in the fourth set, citing fatigue. It was the first time in the
tournament's 51-year history the final had been settled by a withdrawal. "I just
couldn't keep going physically,'' Safin said. "After the first set I had a big
letdown and I just couldn't move. And, if you can't move against Moya, you can't
play. My game is attacking and moving on the court. It was impossible to
Elena Dementieva beats three of the top four seeds at the Bausch
& Lomb, finishing with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Lindsay Davenport on Sunday
to earn her first title. Dementieva beats No. 4 seed Daniela Hantuchova, No. 1
Justine Henin-Hardenne and No. 2 Davenport for the title.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Second-seeded Russian Anastasia Myskina handled
unseeded Aussie Alicia Molik on Sunday to win the $140,000 Sarasota Clay Court
Classic. The 21-year-old Myskina posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory to secure her fourth
career title, as she improved to 4-3 in her career finals, including 2-0 this
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Second-seeded Rita Grande beat fellow Italian Antonella
Serra Zanetti 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday to win the Grand Prix de SAR for her third
WTA Tour title. It was Grande's fourth final and first championship since 2001.
Andre Agassi has some bragging rights over his wife, Steffi Graf.
Agassi defeats Carlos Moya
6-3, 6-3 for his sixth career Key Biscayne title in Sunday's Nasdaq-100 Open
final, surpassing Graf's record of five. 'I finally beat her at something,'
Serena Williams has not lost in 2003, and she has not lost to rival Jennifer
Capriati in a while. Both trends continued Saturday as Serena rallied past
Capriati 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to capture the Nasdaq-100 Open title. The top-ranked
Williams, now 17-0 this year, has beaten Capriati seven straight times.
Tennis' top couple, Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters, win
his and hers'
Pacific Life titles Sunday in Indian Wells. Both players win their matches in
straight sets, with Hewitt defeating Gustavo Kuerten, and Clijsters defeating
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Lleyton Hewitt beat fellow Aussie Mark
Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win his second Franklin Templeton Tennis
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Jan-Michael Gambill beat fellow American Mardy Fish 6-0,
7-6 (5) Sunday to win the International Tennis Championships for the second time
in three years.
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Amanda Coetzer of South Africa won the Mexican Open for the
second time in three years Sunday, using a controlled game to overcome Mariana
Diaz-Oliva of Argentina 7-5, 6-3.
After rain forced Kim Clijsters to play two singles and a doubles match Friday,
she was worried about her energy level for Saturday's semifinal. It turns out to
be a formality as she
breezes into the State Farm
Classic final with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Meghann Shaughnessy
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Agustin Calleri won his first ATP Tour title Saturday night,
beating fellow Argentine Mariano Zabaleta 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the Mexican Open.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Jiri Novak 6-1, 7-6
(7-2) Sunday in the Dubai Open final for his second title of 2003.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Karol Kucera beat Olivier Rochus 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 Sunday at
the Copenhagen Open for his sixth career title.
Taylor Dent's serve-and-volley game is just too much for Andy Roddick on Sunday
as Dent easily defeats the defending champion 6-1, 6-4 in the Kroger St. Jude
final. Dent scores 11 aces en route to his second career ATP Tour title.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Top-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain won the $380,000 Copa
AT&T on Sunday, beating Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Justine Henin-Hardenne grabs her first trophy this year and Martina Navratilova
wins her 168th doubles title at the Dubai Open on Saturday. The top-seeded
outlasts Monica Seles
4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while Navratilova teams up with Svetlana Kuznetsova en
route to the championship.
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Max Mirnyi earned his first career ATP Tour title
by defeating Raemon Sluiter in Sunday's final of the $800,000 ABN Amro World
Andre Agassi cruises to another win, something he says he must do to keep up
with wife Steffi Graf. Agassi crushes Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 6-2, 6-1 for
his fifth San Jose title,
finishing it off in 62 minutes.
ANTWERP, Belgium -- Venus Williams beat Kim Clijsters 6-2, 6-4 Sunday in the
final of the Diamond Games for her first victory of the season. Williams, who
did not lose a set in the tournament, used an overpowering serve and
near-flawless backcourt game to defend her title. If Williams wins the Diamond
Games in any of the next three years, she can claim the diamond-encrusted trophy
racket worth $875,000.
$170,000 Qatar Women's Open, Doha
Final -- Complete
Anastasia Myskina (2) def. Elena Likhovtseva (5) 6-3, 6-1
$475,000 Marseille Open, France
Federer railles from 3-0 hole to win event
MARSEILLE, France -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 7-6 (6)
on Sunday in the final of the Open 13 for his fifth career ATP title.
"It's a dream to win here,'' said Federer, who lost to Marc Rosset in the
tournament final three years ago.
VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- David Sanchez of Spain upset third-seeded
Marcelo Rios of Chile 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to win the BellSouth Open. "This
is the happiest moment of all for me, and I expect to be back here next year,"
the 24-year-old Spaniard said.
PARIS -- Serena Williams defeated France's Amelie Mauresmo 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to
win the Gaz de France, her first tournament since capturing the Australian Open.
The world's top-ranked woman was undeterred by a noisy, partisan crowd, winning
in 64 minutes for her second title in this event and the 21st of her career.
HYDERABAD, India -- Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn won her first WTA title
Saturday, beating Iroda Tulyaganova 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Indian Open.
TOKYO -- Lindsay Davenport won her first title since seriously injuring her
right knee in November 2001, overpowering Monica Seles 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-2
Sunday in the Pan Pacific Open.
MILAN, Italy -- Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands won his first ATP title
Sunday, serving 30 aces and beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the
Milan Indoors final.
Becker to be inducted into International Hall of Fame.
Francoise Durr, Nancy Richey and Brian Tobin also will be inducted July 12, Hall
of Fame president Tony Trabert announced Tuesday.
Men's Final ... Australian Open ...
Andre Agassi's run through the Australian Open was an easy one, and the final
against Rainer Schuettler is no different. Agassi, the No. 2 seed, wins his
fourth title in Melbourne with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of the 31st-seeded
Women's Final ..... Australian Open
It's not an
official Grand Slam. But not many have done this, either. Serena
Williams won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament by
defeating her sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open
on Saturday. Serena becomes only the fifth woman to have ever won
four majors in a row.
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LOS ANGELES -- Tennis star Lindsay Davenport has married an
investment banker and former college player whose brother briefly
coached the three-time Grand Slam singles champion. Davenport, 26,
and Jonathan Leach, 30, were married Friday on a beach in Hawaii,
with friends and family present, agent Tony Godsick said. It is the
first marriage for both.
WIMBLEDON, England -- The Lawn Tennis Association
has changed its wild-card selection guidelines for Wimbledon.
Traditionally, most of the eight men's and women's wild cards are
given to British players. But this year, the LTA said the four "most
deserving" men's players ranked in the top 350 would get a wild card
and two more would be selected after an eight-man playoff.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The Nasdaq-100 Open and
Pacific Life Open will be held a week later in 2004 and 2005 to
improve television exposure.
Next year's Nasdaq will be held March 24-April 4. Because of the
change, CBS will televise five hours of the tournament the final
weekend, compared with four this year, and the starting time of the
finals will be later than this year's 11 a.m. ET start, Nasdaq
chairman Butch Buchholz said Sunday.
The Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., which this year began
March 5, will move to mid-March. The calendar changes may last
through 2007, Buchholz said.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Former ATP official Larry Scott was
hired as chief executive officer of the WTA Tour on Saturday.
Scott, 38, signed a five-year agreement with the WTA Tour to succeed
Kevin Wulff, who left after 18 months for a job with Adidas. Most
recently Scott was ATP chief operating officer and president of ATP
Properties. Scott, introduced at a news conference before the
women's final at the Nasdaq-100 Open, wants to improve the strained
relationship between the men's and women's tours, as well as
relations with the Grand Slam tournaments and International Tennis
WILLIAMS NAMED WTA TOUR 2002 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MIAMI, FL (March 24, 2003) Ė World No. 1 Serena
Williams was named the WTA Tour 2002 Player of the Year on Monday.
Williams, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was presented with
the award during an on-court ceremony at the NASDAQ-100 Open in
Miami. Also on Monday, Daniela Hantuchova was given he Most Improved
Williams won the Player of the Year award after a
dazzling 2002 season in which she won a Tour-high eight titles,
including three straight Grand Slam crowns (French
Open, Wimbledon and the US Open), and rose to No. 1 in the world
rankings. She went 56-5 on the year and was a remarkable 17-2
against Top-10 opponents.
Hantuchova won the Most Improved Player award after
starting the year ranked 38th and rocketing to No. 8 in
the world. She won the prestigious Pacific Life Open in Indian
Wells, Ca., reached the Wimbledon and US Open quarterfinals and led
her country to its first-ever Fed Cup title.
The WTA Tourís annual awards are voted on by the
players and the media. The awards are sponsored by Lalique.
The Australian Open date might move and
there could be a shorter season as leaders of the tennis community
met Monday. The Grand Slam Committee, with representatives from all
four majors, and the International Tennis Federation proposed
a two-month offseason and a combined men's and women's year-end
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TENNIS PLAYERS TO TRAIN AT OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER IN COLORADO
IN TENNIS Ė 2002
1st Ferrero, J. 507
2nd Agassi, A. 422
3rd Coria, G. 371
4th Moya, C. 319
5th Schuettler, R. 318
6th Federer, R. 312
7th Roddick, A. 236
8th Mantilla, F. 234
8th Verkerk, M. 234
10th Kuerten, G. 218
1 WILLIAMS, SERENA
2 CLIJSTERS, KIM
3 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE
4 WILLIAMS, VENUS
5 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY
6 MAURESMO, AMELIE
7 RUBIN, CHANDA
8 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER
9 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA
10 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA
11 DOKIC, JELENA
12 SUGIYAMA, AI
13 MALEEVA, MAGDALENA
14 DANIILIDOU, ELENI
15 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA
SEOUL, South Korea -- Andre Agassi has signed
an advertising deal with South Korea's second-largest carmaker, Kia
Motors Corp. Under the deal, Agassi will appear on Kia Motors'
television and print ads for two years beginning next month, the
carmaker said Monday. The value of the deal was not released.
Hall of Fame announces nominees
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker leads
the list of nominees for next year's induction into the
International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The German-born Becker won six Grand Slam singles titles during his
career, including the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996 and the 1989
U.S. Open. He also held the world's No. 1 ranking for 109 weeks and
finished his career with 49 singles and 15 doubles titles.
He became the youngest male champion at Wimbledon and the
tournament's first unseeded man to win when at 17 years old he
captured the 1985 title.
Becker, who also won Wimbledon in 1986 and 1989, was nominated for
induction in the Recent Player category.
French women's doubles ace Francoise "Frankie" Durr and American
Nancy Richey were nominated in the Master Player category.
Durr was the world's No. 3 ranked player in 1967 and holds 12 titles
in Grand Slam events. She has 26 career singles titles and 40
Richey is the only player to win the U.S. Clay Court Championships
six consecutive times (1963-1968). She has 69 career singles titles.
A 75 percent vote from a panel of international tennis media is
required for enshrinement. The 2003 inductees will be announced in
NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi is joining Pete Sampras
as an investor in The Tennis Channel, a 24-hour cable network
launching this year.
Agassi, a seven-time Grand Slam tournament champion, will be a
spokesman for the channel, which will help promote the Andre Agassi
His association was among a series of announcements made Tuesday by
the 24-hour network, which will be a basic cable service:
Deals to broadcast seven pro tournaments: WTA Tour stops in
Charleston, S.C.; Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Sarasota, Fla.; and
Paris; ATP Tour events in Chennai, India; San Jose, Calif.; and
An original series called "No Strings,'' billed as "an intimate look
at the glamorous lifestyles of professional tennis players off the
court.'' Sampras, Lindsay Davenport and Andy Roddick will be
featured in the first three episodes.
TV rights for World Team Tennis.
A multiyear advertising deal with Wilson Racquet Sports, a division
of Wilson Sporting Goods.