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TENNIS INSIDER

Facts & Figures THIS WEEK

October 12, 1998

ATP TOURNAMENTS STARTING TODAY

CA Tennis Trophy

* Site: Vienna

* Draw: 32

* Purse: $675,000

* Surface: Carpet

* Defending champion: Goran Ivanisevic

* Field: Top players include Pete Sampras, Patrick Rafter and Carlos Moya.

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Heineken Open

* Site: Singapore

* Draw: 32

* Purse: $575,000

* Surface: Hard court

* Defending champion: Magnus Gustafsson

* Field: Top players include Goran Ivanisevic, Michael Chang and Marcelo Rios.

WTA EVENT STARTING TODAY

European Championships

* Site: Zurich, Switzerland

* Money: $926,250

* Web site: http://www.european--championships.com

* Defending champion: Lindsay Davenport

* Field: Top players include Davenport, Martina Hingis, Jana Novotna, Venus Williams, Conchita Martinez, Nathalie Tauziat, Patty Schnyder, Amanda Coetzer and Mary Pierce.

WINNERS' CIRCLE

A look at Sunday's tournament champions:

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SWISS INDOORS

* Men: Britain's Tim Henman produced some of the best tennis of his career to defeat fourth-seeded Andre Agassi in the final of the Swiss Indoors and win his second title in two months.

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PALERMO CLAY COURTS

* Men: Mariano Puerta swept Franco Squillari at Palermo, Sicily, in the first all-Argentine ATP final in 16 years.

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SHANGHAI OPEN

* Men: Rain postponed the singles and doubles finals of the Shanghai Open. The matches will be played today weather permitting.

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PORSCHE GRAND PRIX

* Women: Sandrine Testud of France spoiled the beginning of Lindsay Davenport's reign as the world's top-ranked tennis player when she handed the American a 7-5, 6-3 defeat.

NUMBERS GAME

Many people believe Pete Sampras is having an off year, but is he really? A look at his victories and year-end rank on the ATP Tour since turning pro in 1988: *--*

Year Wins Rank 1988 0 97 1989 0 81 1990 4 5 1991 4 6 1992 5 3 1993 8 1 1994 10 1 1995 5 1 1996 8 1 1997 8 1 1998 5 1*

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*Through Oct. 5

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