Tennis: Hingis run broken by Davenport
Monday 11 August 1997
"Sometimes you're just a human being," said Hingis, whose only other defeat of 1997 was to Iva Majoli in the French Open final. "Sometimes it's like a car, there's no more gas in there."
Davenport, the defending champion and fourth seed, said she sensed that Hingis's streak was winding down. "She hasn't lost a lot of matches this year, but I thought I had a chance to win," Davenport said. "She's won so many matches, played so many tournaments, she has to start breaking down eventually."
Even so, Davenport came perilously close to wasting her opportunity. Up 5-0 in the third, the 21-year-old American lost four games in a row before breaking Hingis to win the match. She now meets Monica Seles in the final.
Thomas Muster played a near-perfect opening set in a marathon 6-3, 4- 6, 7-6 defeat of Michael Chang in the ATP Championship semi-finals in Ohio. The 29-year-old Austrian, fast shedding his reputation as merely a clay court master, moved a step closer to a third hardcourt title this year with a 2hr 16min victory. The former world No 1 now faces a final with the current No 1 Pete Sampras, who dispatched Spain's Albert Costa 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.
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