Tennis: Hungry Hingis too strong for Kruger

MARTINA HINGIS, the def-ending champion and top seed, crushed South Africa's Joannette Kruger 6-1, 6-3 in 49 minutes on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Toshiba Classic in Carlsbad, California.

Wimbledon 98: Court circular

A GLANCE through the archives is all it takes to confirm that phrases such as "excellent weather", "ideal weather but rather hot" and "brilliant sunshine" to describe the conditions over the fortnight are all but a thing of the past. Only twice in the last 20 years has there been no rain at all during the Championships.

Tennis: Wimbledon - Court circular

DEEDS OF THE SEEDS

Tennis: Agassi succumbs to the new Becker

Wimbledon: Haas exploits inside knowledge of game's most charismatic player as Britain's enigma engineers upset

Tennis: Wimbledon - Courtcraft comes to rescue of hesitant Hingis

THE OMENS were not good when it was noted that among the guests in the Royal Box were Mr and Mrs Flood. Fortunately it did not come to that, and the aforementioned High Commissioner for Australia and his wife were able to enjoy play between the showers.

Tennis: Wimbledon - Smith enjoys finest hour

British No 2 Henman forced into a five-set struggle for survival as Novak battles back from two sets to love down

Tennis: Cruel finale for Seles

French Open: Dogged Sanchez Vicario brushes aside sentiment and apologises to the grieving Monica

Tennis: Matter-of-fact Seles puts her final task into perspective

John Roberts reports on how the former world No 1 has battled against adversity

Tennis: Rios cashes in as Costa counts cost

THE Italian Open lived up to its reputation for the unusual yesterday. The men's singles finalists, Marcelo Rios, of Chile, and Spain's Albert Costa, were paraded on Centre Court with their national flags. Anthems were played by the carabinieri band. And only then were the 10,000 spectators informed that the match was off.

Tennis: Kournikova finally overcomes Hingis

ANNA KOURNIKOVA picked up the biggest win of her career yesterday when she beat the top-seeded Martina Hingis in two hard-fought sets in the quarter-finals of the German Open in Berlin yesterday.

Tennis: Agassi edged out by Enqvist

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Tennis: Mighty mouth Rios grows in stature

John Roberts, in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Latin America's brattish new tennis No 1

Tennis: Harmony ahead of Davis Cup

By John Roberts in Key Biscayne, Florida

Tennis: Becker doubles as partner and bogeyman for Henman

While Tim Henman's prospects of putting his season back on track would appear daunting with a first-round draw against Boris Becker in the $1m (pounds 620,000) Dubai Open, which starts today, the match might be just the challenge the British No 2 needs. So, too, might the opportunity to partner Becker in the doubles.

Tennis: Korda blows away Rios in 85 minutes

Petr Korda beat Marcelo Rios in straight sets in the Australian Open men's final in Melbourne yesterday to win his first Grand Slam tennis title at the age of 30. The Czech veteran beat the Chilean ninth seed 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in one of the most one-sided Grand Slam finals in history. At 85 minutes, it was a minute faster than Martina Hingis two-set win in Saturday's women's final.
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