April 8, 2003 |
A federal judge upheld a law that allows the sheriff to regulate protests like the one planned by Martha Burk at Augusta National Golf Club. Monday's ruling was only a partial victory for city officials, however. U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. hasn't decided if Sheriff Ronald Strength violated his discretion by denying Burk the right to protest at the front gates of the exclusive club, where the Masters begins Thursday.
June 10, 1999 |
The father of 17-year-old Australian player Jelena Dokic was ejected from a Wimbledon warmup tournament in Birmingham, England, for verbally abusing officials during his daughter's match. He later was arrested for lying down in traffic and jumping on the hood of a car. Police said Damir Dokic, 40, had been drinking and was arrested "for his own safety." He was not charged and was released three hours after his arrest.
June 14, 2002 |
Pete Sampras hopes the scene of his greatest triumphs will help revive his sliding career. His latest try to halt the slump that has dropped him out of the top 10 for the first time since 1990 ended in a 6-4, 6-3 loss Thursday to Germany's Nicolas Kiefer at the Gerry Weber Open. It was a premature end to Sampras' grass-court preparations for Wimbledon, where he hopes the revival will begin in less than two weeks.
June 16, 2003 |
Andy Roddick enjoyed a commanding victory leading to Wimbledon, defeating Sebastien Grosjean, 6-3, 6-3, Sunday to win the Queen's Club tournament in London. It was the second title this year for the hard-serving American who will be a contender when Wimbledon starts June 23. "I feel I'll be better prepared than I ever have been for Wimbledon," he said. "I'm probably more confident than I ever have been, but you have to guard against that, against overconfidence.
June 21, 1996 |
Thomas Muster, angered earlier in the week at being seeded only seventh for Wimbledon when he was ranked No. 2 in the world, vowed to prove he could play on grass as well as clay. Those plans were wrecked Thursday when Muster aggravated a thigh injury and pulled out Wimbledon. The Austrian announced his withdrawal after hobbling through a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Brett Steven of New Zealand at the Gerry Weber Open ATP grass-court tournament at Halle, Germany.
April 9, 2003 |
Even though a federal judge has ruled Martha Burk must take her protest of the all-male membership of Augusta National Golf Club away from the gates and into a field a half-mile away, she says she is continuing her court fight. Late Monday night, U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen, Jr.