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Tennis Roundup : Grabb Upsets Wilander in Stockholm

November 05, 1987|From Times Wire Services

Unseeded Jim Grabb turned in a brilliant display of serve-and-volley tennis Wednesday night and upset No. 2-seeded Mats Wilander of Sweden, 7-5, 6-4, in the second round of the $525,000 Stockholm Open-Scandinavian Championships at Stockholm.

"It was my best win ever," said Grabb, a 23-year-old former All-American from Stanford. "Mats didn't play so well, and I was able to put a lot of pressure on him."

In other matches, top-seeded Stefan Edberg beat Richey Reneberg, 6-7, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3-seeded Joakim Nystrom of Sweden trounced Joey Rive, 6-2, 6-1, and No. 5-seeded Anders Jarryd of Sweden downed Nduka Odizor of Nigeria, 6-3, 6-4.

Chris Evert dropped the first two games but recovered and beat Andrea Holikova of Czechoslovakia, 6-4, 6-1, in the Virginia Slims of New England tournament at Worcester, Mass.

In other matches, fourth-seeded Helena Sukova overcame Etsuko Inoue of Japan, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4; seventh-ranked Barbara Potter routed Jo Durie of Britain, 6-1, 6-2; sixth-seeded Bettina Bunge of Monaco beat Helen Kelesi of Canada, 6-4, 6-0; fifth-seeded Lori McNeil defeated Beverly Bowes, 7-6, 6-4, and Anne Hobbs of Britain defeated Melissa Gurney, 6-1, 6-2.

Sixth-seeded Tim Mayotte withstood the booming serve of Yugoslavia's Slobodan Zivojinovic for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory in the third round of the $815,000 Paris Open.

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