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Tennis: Queen's wild cards aid British

Chris Bailey and Chris Wilkinson have picked up wild cards for the Stella Artois championships, which start at Queen's Club tomorrow. Britain's top five will all be involved, Tim Henman having a wild card and Jeremy Bates and Mark Petchey gaining direct entry. The Frenchmen Cedric Pioline, the world No 14, and Guy Forget, the former world No 4, also have wild cards to an event headed by the world's top three players, Pete Sampras, Michael Stich and Stefan Edberg. Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic are also in the draw.

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An old derelict painstakingly hangs three overcoats on wire hangers on the outside wall of Camden Town Tube station. Is he offering them for sale? Or is this his wardrobe? It's only ten in the morning, but the Bohemians who cluster round the traffic lights nearby are already deep into their cider. The big fellow with the beard tilts his head back in the drizzle and pours it bravely down.

Whitbread to put emphasis on food

WHITBREAD, the brewer, is to increase spending significantly on its pub food retailing and restaurants, with greater promotion of premium brands such as Boddingtons and Stella Artois to offset pricing and volume pressures.

Tunnelling our way to history: The hole beneath the Channel will change far more about Britain than we can imagine

WITH the Queen and President Mitterrand about to open the Channel tunnel, now seems as good a time as any to return to some unfinished business of my own regarding this hole. In December 1990, when conflict between Transmanche Link (TML) - the contractor - and Eurotunnel - the client - was at its most bitter, I was smuggled down the hole by TML.

Sports Listings: Plan Ahead: Tennis tournaments in the run-up to Wimbledon

THE tournaments in the run-up to Wimbledon provide the spectator with the chance to watch the world's leading tennis players hone their grass game for the Championships.

Tennis: Sampras tops bill at Queen's

PETE SAMPRAS, who has consolidated his position as the world No 1 since winning the Wimbledon title last year, will reacquaint himself with grass courts by competing in the Stella Artois championships at London's Queen's Club from 6 to 12 June, writes John Roberts.

New gay style mag chases pink pound

THE women's fashion spread is a 'witty look at lesbian chic'. The celebrity interview is with Tom Hanks, who is playing the role of a homosexual in his new film. And the lifestyle column on financial advice discusses the problem for gays of making a will.

Tennis / Wimbledon '93: Sampras feels the tension in time of victory: Britain's last singles hope succumbs in straight sets as Sanchez Vicario falls victim to virus and Navratilova matches Graf's confident advance

HAS Pete Sampras reached the point of no return? The world No 1 advanced yesterday to his projected meeting with Andre Agassi in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, but with renewed doubts about his damaged shoulder, not to mention his temperament.

Tennis: Stich double quick to floor flawed Ferreira: A German master sees off his doubles partner as he begins his Wimbledon build-up

MICHAEL STICH expects Wayne Ferreira to fill John McEnroe's shoes alongside him at Wimbledon. Yesterday, the South African had trouble filling his own shoes as he tamely handed the Stella Artois singles title to his German doubles partner.

Tennis: Sampras sent packing after sluggish display: World No 1 yearns for home after first-round fall

THE road to Wimbledon is narrowing ominously for the leading Americans. Pete Sampras, the world No 1, was defeated in his opening match in the Stella Artois tournament here yesterday; Jim Courier is in Florida, recovering from the loss of the French Open title; and Andre Agassi's prospects of defending the All England Club championship do not appear to be improving.

Tennis: Wilkinson driven on to success: Briton brings down one of the grass-court game's power brokers with a meritorious victory at Queen's Club while a former champion departs

FORGET Gazza and Gooch. We can always fall back on tennis when the nation's sport is in need of inspiration. Well, at least the earth moved a little for the most derided British game yesterday.

Tennis: Bates rallies to success: Britain's No 1 stoops to conquer in a dramatic comeback at Queen's

JEREMY BATES made an astounding comeback to win his opening match in the Stella Artois tennis championships at Queen's Club, London, yesterday. A set down, and trailing 3-1 in the second to Germany's Patrick Kuhnen, Britain's No 1 rallied to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Diary: 7-13 June

Monday 7: Tennis, Stella Artois Grass Court Championships begin, Queen's Club, London W14.

Tennis: Bailey gets a lift on his way to victory

CHRIS BAILEY reached the semi-finals of the Direct Line Insurance championships with a

Tennis: Queen's foibles attract the elite

A NEAR miss at Wimbledon last year has prompted Goran Ivanisevic to utilise the splendid grass courts at Queen's Club for his preparation for this year's tournament. The Croat, who served 206 aces and finished runner-up to Andre Agassi, joins two former Wimbledon champions in the field for the Stella Artois title from 7 to 13 June.
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