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TENNIS ROUNDUP : Lendl Just Too Fast, Too Good for Mayotte Once More, 6-3, 6-0

February 19, 1990|From Associated Press

Ivan Lendl was in a hurry and Tim Mayotte couldn't slow him down.

Lendl had a plane to catch so he took only 1 hour 4 minutes to register a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Mayotte Sunday in the final of the SkyDome World tournament at Toronto.

When it was over, Lendl, who is on the Hartford Whalers' board of directors, headed for the airport to catch a flight to Buffalo, where the Whalers played the Sabres in an NHL game Sunday night.

"The match was shorter than I wanted," said Mayotte, who also lost to Lendl last week in the final of a tournament at Milan, Italy.

The $167,500 winner's share, from the $1.2-million purse, lifted Lendl's career earnings above $16 million. Mayotte earned $88,000.

Lendl broke Mayotte in the seventh game of the first set and ended the set with another service break. The top player in the world powered through the second set with ease.

Martina Navratilova used her intimidating serve and precise shots to overpower Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria, 6-3, 6-2, in 54 minutes and win her 10th Virginia Slims of Chicago title.

Navratilova, top-seeded and ranked No. 2 in the world behind injured Steffi Graf, took the $100,000 first prize to boost her leading career winnings to $15,434,813. Maleeva made $45,000.

It was the 147th career tournament victory for Navratilova, second only to Chris Evert.

Top-seeded Boris Becker swept past Carl-Uwe Steeb, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, to win the Belgian Indoor Championship at Brussels.

Steeb upset Becker last month in Australia.

In the first all-West German final in a major tournament since 1973, Becker won $77,500, while Steeb earned $43,000.

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