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Capriati Withdraws From Tournament

October 02, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Jennifer Capriati has pulled out of the Filderstadt tournament in Germany because she is not yet fit enough to stage a comeback, a spokesman said Saturday.

Filderstadt spokesman Dieter Fischer said Capriati's manager, Barbara Perry, informed him the 18-year-old was "too immobile" to play in the tournament later this month.

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Mary Pierce of France defeated Judith Wiesner of Austria, 6-2, 7-5, and Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic beat Anke Huber of Germany, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5, to reach the final of the $400,000 Volkswagen Grand Prix women's tennis tournament in Leipzig, Germany.

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Patrick McEnroe beat Cristiano Caratti, 6-3, 6-3, and fourth-seeded Wayne Ferreira defeated Guy Forget of France, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, to advance to the final of the $800,000 Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel.

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Alex Corretja defeated Emilio Sanchez, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3, and Alberto Berasategui defeated fifth-seeded Slava Dosedel, 6-4, 7-5, to set up an all-Spanish final at the $300,000 Sicilian Open in Palermo.

Miscellany

John Force had the best elapsed time in funny car history with a pass of 4.939 seconds at 300.80 m.p.h. in qualifying for the NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals at Topeka, Kan. Driving a Chevrolet Lumina, he failed to set an NHRA record because his second-best time of 4.996 was not within 1%.

The United States upset top-ranked Brazil, 15-12, 15-9, 9-15, 10-15, 15-12 in the men's Volleyball World Championship in Athens to advance to the quarterfinals as the Group B champion. The United States advanced along with other group winners Cuba, Greece and Italy.

Ike Quartey of Ghana stopped Alberto Cortes of Argentina with 57 seconds left in the fifth round in Carpentras, France, to retain his World Boxing Assn. welterweight title.

A bus carrying the Quinnipiac College baseball team rolled over three times on a rain-slicked highway in New Haven, Conn., sending 14 to hospitals, police said. There were no serious injuries reported. The bus driver, Paul Torres, of West Haven, was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.

Police charged a man with the murder of a leading British racehorse trainer, found shot dead at his stables near the thoroughbred center in Newmarket, England. William O'Brien, 58, was arrested in open fields after Alex Scott, 34, who trained for several wealthy Arab owners, was found dead Friday at his farm with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, reiterated the IOC's position at the Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan, that Taiwan has every right to join in the event.

Brett Lindros, the New York Islanders' top draft choice of 1994 and the brother of Philadelphia Flyer star Eric, has signed a five-year contract with the NHL team.

Sportswriter Mabray (Doc) Kountze, the first black journalist issued a press pass by the Boston Red Sox, died in Medford, Mass. He was 84.

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