August 17, 2004 |
There will be no repeat gold medal -- or any medal -- for Venus Williams in Olympic doubles, a result that left her not only beaten but testy Monday night. The title she won with her sister, Serena, in Sydney will go to another doubles team after she and Chanda Rubin, a late substitute for the injured Serena, lost in the first round to Li Ting and Sun Tian Tian of China, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.
August 5, 2002 |
Corina Morariu's comeback continued Sunday with her first singles match in over a year. The 24-year-old was encouraged despite dropping a 4-1 lead in the third set as Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian of Switzerland rallied to win, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, in the first round of the JPMorgan Chase Open tennis tournament Sunday at Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach. Before returning to the tour two weeks ago, Morariu had spent 15 months laid up either in a hospital or at home in Boca Raton, Fla.
March 6, 1992 |
Chanda Rubin wasn't nervous about facing Gabriela Sabatini. Maybe she should have been. Sabatini eliminated the promising 16-year-old in 69 minutes Thursday with a 6-2, 6-2 third-round victory in a Virginia Slims tournament at Boca Raton, Fla. "She's not that intimidating," said Rubin, a high school junior from Lafayette, La. "She's just another player. That's how I wanted to think about her." Sabatini is the seeded second and is a two-time defending champion in the tournament.
March 8, 1997 |
The State Farm Evert Cup limped out of the gate Friday, with the day's most promising matchup bringing to a thudding halt any momentum generated during the tournament's first day. In 2 hours 32 minutes of grueling tennis--for spectators--15th-seeded Chanda Rubin outlasted Amy Frazier, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), in a match that each player made valiant efforts to throw away. Rubin, the winner, committed 70 unforced errors. Frazier had 67.
March 31, 1996 |
Against Steffi Graf, long-match specialist Chanda Rubin lasted less than an hour. Graf played nearly flawless tennis and won the Lipton Championships for the fifth time Saturday by defeating Rubin, 6-1, 6-3, in 55 minutes. Rubin, the winner of two record-length Grand Slam matches in the past year, fell shy in a bid for her first tournament title. In her four matches against Graf, Rubin, 20, has won a total of 14 games. "I'd like to congratulate Steffi," Rubin said during the award ceremony.
September 6, 1992 |
Ready for the next Jennifer Capriati? Sixteen years old, a month older than reigning teen queen Capriati, Chanda Rubin of Lafayette, La., zoomed into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday, where quite unexpectedly, it looks as if it actually might be time for a new sensation. Then again, maybe not. The future is not always clear when you're talking teen-age tennis stars. But Rubin appears to be the real thing, or at least close to it.