Graf, who has had 17 seasons on the women's circuit, will compete in tournaments in San Diego, Toronto and Newhaven before playing in the US Open.
Marlene Weingartner of Germany scored a surprising victory yesterday over the top seed, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain, 6-4, 6-4, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Polish Open. The game was interrupted for two hours by heavy rain with the score 6-4, 4-2, 30-0 in favour of Weingartner.
The second seed, Sandrine Testud of France, and third seed, Conchita Martinez of Spain, also advanced in the tournament. Testud beat Sandra Nacuk of Yugoslavia 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 and Martinez defeated Magdalena Grzybowska of Poland 6-1, 6- 1.
In other matches, the sixth-seeded Henrietta Nagyova, of Slovakia, defeated Paola Suarez, of Argentina, 6-2, 6-2 and Karina Habsbudova, of Slovakia, beat the seventh seed, Anna Smashnova of Israel, 7-5, 6-2.
Pete Sampras will return to the United States Davis Cup team this weekend in the quarter-final against Australia in Boston.Reuse content