Obituary: Helen Vinson

ONE OF the great "other women" of the cinema, Helen Vinson played occasional sympathetic roles, notably in the classic I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, but was mainly typecast as a blonde temptress out to steal somebody's husband or cheat on her own. Her skill was often to invest such roles with a veracity that made it easy to empathise with her despite her treatment of the hero or heroine. She herself was unhappy at such typecasting and in the mid- Thirties tried establishing a career in England, the second of her three husbands being the British tennis champion Fred Perry.

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CUTTING THROUGH the hype that goes with being only two matches away from becoming the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936, Tim Henman summarised his view of today's obstacle, Pete Sampras, the world's greatest player.

Thriller keeps Henman's dream alive

HE COULD have polished it off in two games. But Tim Henman won the hard way, taking two nail-biting hours yesterday to defeat the American Jim Courier and secure a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. The British number one kept his nerve to save three match points in the fifth set and went on to take the match, receiving a standing ovation.

Five-set thriller keeps Henman dream alive

HE COULD have polished it off in two games. But Tim Henman won the hard way, taking two nail-biting hours yesterday to defeat the American Jim Courier and secure a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. The British number one kept his nerve to save three match points in the fifth set and went on to take the match, receiving a standing ovation.

Tennis: Rusedski punches his weight

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Tennis: Wimbledon 99 - Agassi enters realm of possibility

ANDRE AGASSI arrived at Wimbledon this week still aglow from his historic triumph in the French Open, a victory that elevated him to membership of the very small group of men who have won all four Grand Slam singles titles. Only Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson had done it before him, and not one of them won the four titles on three different surfaces, as Agassi has.

Wimbledon 99: Rusedski aims to be millennium man

`I think I am much more mature. I want to return to a Grand Slam final. I want to be able to say I won one'

WIMBLEDON 99: SW19 AND OTHER KEY NUMBERS

1The cost, in shillings (5p) for spectators to watch the final of the first Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon in 1877, an amateur competition involving 22 players. The only event was the Gentlemen's singles, won by Spencer Gore, an Old Harrovian rackets player. Centre Court tickets for this year's final cost pounds 60 for those lucky enough to succeed in the ballot. London agents were selling them for pounds 1,600 a pair last week.

Tennis: Wimbledon 99 - Austin senses end to his long wait

Britain's last Wimbledon men's singles finalist is now 92 years old but he believes that he may soon lose that qualification. By Richard Eaton

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