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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.

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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.

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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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