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October 26, 1995 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Onetime national tennis champion Bobby Riggs, a Wimbledon winner at 21, died Wednesday night. He was 77. Discovered eight years ago to have prostate cancer, Riggs died about 9:30 p.m. at his home in suburban Leucadia, said Lornie Kuhle, a longtime friend and executive director of the Bobby Riggs Tennis Museum Foundation. A Southern California resident most of his life, Riggs remained a tennis and golf enthusiast and winner into his mid-70s.
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July 29, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER
Fall means opera, the official opening of the September social season. Peggy Parker-Grauman and Jennifer Diener host a kickoff committee meeting at a luncheon Tuesday at Patina on Melrose. The fifth season of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera opens Sept. 4 with the gala benefit premiere of Beethoven's only opera, "Fidelio." Parker-Grauman and her husband, Walter Grauman, are chairing the evening and Jennifer and Royce Diener are co-chairmen.
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April 28, 1991 | THOMAS BONK
First there was a crushing defeat in his highly publicized comeback match in Monte Carlo, then the news got much worse for Bjorn Borg. One day after getting blown off the clay court by 52nd-ranked Jordi Arrese, Borg learned that his wife, 40-year-old Italian pop singer Loredana Berte, was hospitalized back home in Milan after apparently attempting suicide.
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August 13, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
If you saw Arantxa Sanchez Vicario wandering around Disneyland, you would be tempted to buy her a lollipop and take her to security and sit her on a desk in a mouse hat till her frantic parents showed up to scold her for getting lost. But if you saw her with a tennis racket in hand, you'd better get back to the baseline quick and get ready for a bombardment of backhands.
SPORTS
March 28, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Martina Hingis retained her racket, her composure and eventually her lead Thursday, serving an ace to finish off Jana Novotna, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, in a grueling semifinal match in the Lipton Championships at Key Biscayne, Fla. Hingis improved to 25-0 this year, but not without difficulty, losing her cool in the heat and humidity of South Florida.
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July 2, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Slick? Moi? . . . Aced out . . . Greed over "Greed" . . . Susie Whitewater rides again. * These things are inevitable: Death. Taxes. Cellulite. A Palm Desert woman, one of millions of people who'd give almost anything for a hot bod with dimple-free thighs, has filed a consumer protection suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the makers of Cellasene. Lindsey Teranchi's suit against the Florida-based Rexall Sundown Inc. charges that Cellasene does not "fight cellulite," as advertised.
NEWS
January 3, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helen Wills Moody, an eight-time Wimbledon champion whose name is evocative of tennis' elegant golden age, has died in Carmel. She was 92. In failing health in recent years, Moody died Thursday at Carmel Convalescent Hospital. Her on-court stoicism, which earned her the nickname "Little Miss Poker Face," gave Moody a tactical advantage during a time when the game had a more genteel atmosphere.
SPORTS
March 28, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Martina Hingis retained her racket, her composure and eventually her lead Thursday, serving an ace to finish off Jana Novotna, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, in a grueling semifinal match in the Lipton Championships at Key Biscayne, Fla. Hingis improved to 25-0 this year, but not without difficulty, losing her cool in the heat and humidity of South Florida.
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January 19, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Everyone deserves life with dignity in their final years, whether you dug ditches or played tennis on the world's most famous stages. Gertrude "Gussy" Moran did the latter. She also got that deserved dignity because of the extraordinary kindness of a woman possibly as quirky as Moran was herself — this other woman wears a $15,000 Rolex that she painted purple with nail polish to hide the gold. We shall call her Lovey Jurgens, because that's what she will allow us to call her. Nothing else.
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May 10, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN
Sometimes, just for fun, 82-year-old Dodo Cheney drops down and plays with the youngsters . . . in the 70-and-over division. "It's good to be licked once in a while," she says. "It's a leveler, that's what they call it." Dorothy Bundy Cheney is talking, remembering and, really, bustling, around her bungalow, a miniature Tennis Hall of Fame, a few drop shots away from the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
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