TENNIS: QUEENS OF THE COURT: WOMEN'S WTA TOUR AND GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS THIS SEASON

*Grand Slam events denoted by capitals

Tennis: Hingis in mood for quick trick

MARTINA HINGIS' title defence at the season-ending Chase Championships gained momentum yesterday as the world No 1 crushed France's Mary Pierce, 6-1, 6-2 in 58 minutes.

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CITIZEN KANE (10pm Sky Premier, right) started life as an unsuccessful nominee for the Best Picture Oscar back in 1941, pipped by West Side Story. Orson Welles's classic is still influential almost 60 years after its release with the director/star playing the aloof newspaper baron, a character supposedly based on William Randolph Hearst.

Tennis: Agassi dominates Martin in thriller

ANDRE AGASSI booked his place in the final of the Legg Mason Classic by beating fellow American Todd Martin 6-4, 6-2, on Saturday night, guaranteeing him a showdown with Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who beat Nicolas Kiefer to win his semi-final 6-2, 2-6, 6- 3.

Tennis: Hingis humbled by power of Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS and Julie Halard-Decugis were due to meet in the final late last night after causing upsets in the Acura Classic at Manhattan Beach, California.

Tennis: Hingis forced to work hard

MARTINA HINGIS, the world No 1, needed three sets to overcome the American qualifier Lisa Raymond 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the quarter- finals of the Acura Classic.

Tennis: Hingis recaptures No 1 spot in style

MARTINA HINGIS celebrated her return to the No 1 spot by beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-0, on Sunday, to win the T.I.G. Classic in Carlsbad, California.

Tennis: Hingis in fine form

MARTINA HINGIS advanced to the quarter-finals of the TIG Classic in Carlsbad, California, after beating American Chanda Rubin, 7-5, 6-3.

Tennis: Hamstring trouble hastens Graf's exit

STEFFI GRAF was forced to make an early exit from the TIG Classic in Carlsbad, California on Tuesday when she suffered a strained left hamstring during her second-round match with Amy Frazier.

Tennis: Henman the sorceror's apprentice

Wimbledon 99: British No 1 wisely taking free lessons from Master and is well placed to be Sampras's successor

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I played quite well.

Painful final farewell for Graf

STEFFI GRAF, the much-loved winner of seven of the last 12 women's singles titles at Wimbledon, left the Centre Court last night after her defeat by Lindsay Davenport in this year's final and announced that she would not return. Her retirement follows that of her compatriot Boris Becker, the three-time men's winner, who bowed out last week after his defeat in the fourth round.

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