Tennis: 1998 Grand Slam Roll Of Honour

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SINGLES CHAMPIONS

For the first time since 1990, eight different players have won the Grand Slam singles titles this year

Australian Open

P Korda (Cz Rep)

M Hingis (Swit)

French Open

C Moya (Sp) A Sanchez-Vicario (Sp)

Wimbledon

P Sampras (US)

J Novotna (Cz Rep)

United States Open

P Rafter (Aus) L Davenport (US)

The 1990 Grand Slam winners were: Australian Open: I Lendl (Cz) and S Graf (Ger); French Open: A Gomez (Ecu) and M Seles (Yug); Wimbledon: S Edberg (Swe) and M Navratilova (US); United States Open: P Sampras (US) and G Sabatini (Arg)

MEN'S SINGLES FINALISTS

Eight different players contested the four men's singles Grand Slam finals in 1998

Australian Open

P Korda (Sp) beat M Rios (Chile)

French Open

C Moya (Sp) beat A Corretja (Sp)

Wimbledon

P Sampras (US) beat G Ivanisevic (Croa)

United States Open

P Rafter (Aus) beat M Philippoussis (Aus)

GRAND SLAM CUP

The 12 men and eight women with the best records in this season's Grand Slam events will be invited to compete in the Compaq Grand Slam Cup in Munich from 29 September to 4 October. Pat Rafter, Carlos Moya, Alex Corretja and Monica Seles have all indicated that they will not take up their invitations, in which case their places would be offered to those next in the points table. The points table is based on performances at Wimbledon and the Australian, French and US Opens.

GRAND SLAM CUP POINTS

(final standings)

Men

1 P Sampras (US) 1070

2 C Moya (Sp) 940

3 P Korda (Czr) 754

4 P Rafter (Aus) 735

5 M Rios (Chile) 642

6 M Philippoussis (Aus) 640

7 A Corretja (Sp) 567

8 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 529

9 K Kucera (Slovak) 454

10 R Krajicek (Neth) 380

11 T Henman (GB) 379

12 C Pioline (Fr) 379

13 F Mantilla (Sp) 362

14 J Bjorkman (Swe) 342

15 N Escude (Fr) 342

Women

1 M Hingis (Swit) 1650

2 L Davenport (US) 1350

3 J Novotna (Cz Rep) 1050

4 A Sanchez-Vicario (Sp) 1050

5 M Seles (US) 750

6 V Williams (US) 750

7 C Martinez (Sp) 640

8 N Tauziat (Fr) 527

9 P Schnyder (Swit) 395

10 N Zvereva (Belarus) 380

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