Briefly: Tennis

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Seles sweeps Sabatini aside

Monica Seles completely dominated Gabriela Sabatini yesterday, needing just 49 minutes to dispose of the sixth seed from Argentina 6-1 6-0 and reach the final of the Canadian Open. Seles split the first two games and then won 11 on the trot. Seles had an answer for everything thrown at her. "I definitely played one of my best games out there," she said. "We had some great points." Seles won most of them, giving up just four points on her serve in the first set. She plays either Amanda Coetzer of South Africa or Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic in today's final. "If I can play this level, I think I'm going to be happy, win or lose," Seles said. Her annihilation of Sabatini was even more impressive because the Argentine had lost just seven games in three matches en route to the semi-final. "It's been a great week," Sabatini said. "It's very emotional for me too, especially today's match. To see Monica again back on the tour, it feels weird but it's great to see her back." The Canadian Open is Seles's first tournament since she was stabbed in April 1993, at an event in Germany. "I didn't play bad," Sabatini said. "She was just hitting a lot of winners. It was very hard for me to play my game."