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August 5, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Jacques Villeneuve has been bitten so many times that he almost turned a hard-charging victory into a conservative loss. Instead, the 30-year-old Canadian driver survived a spin and overcame an intermittent rain and Michael Andretti's late charge Sunday to win the CART Provimi Veal 200 Indy-car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
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June 19, 2010
Justine Henin tuned up for Wimbledon by beating Germany's Andrea Petkovic , 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to win the UNICEF Open on Saturday at Den Bosch, Netherlands, for her first grass-court title in three years. Petkovic broke the top-seeded Belgian in the second game of the final set before holding serve for a comfortable 3-0 lead. But Henin held serve and blasted a forehand winner on her way to breaking the German in the fifth game. Henin, who did not drop a set or face a tiebreak heading into the final, completed a stunning rally by breaking Petkovic in the ninth game.
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June 3, 1995
According to Indy 500 driver Scott Goodyear, "Everybody in the world knows who won this race." Jacques Villeneuve, assessed a two-lap penalty for a yellow-flag violation, regroups, overcomes a few more mistakes and wins the race. Mr. Goodyear, on the other hand, is assessed a stop-and-go for virtually the same offense as that of Mr. Villeneuve, refuses to acknowledge it and then whines his head off about the unfairness of it all. I don't know about everybody else in the world, but I certainly had no trouble discerning winners and losers in this situation.
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February 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jacques Villeneuve was 13 when he told his mother he wanted to be a race car driver. Hesitant to let her son enter into a career that had claimed the life of his father just one year earlier, she cited poor grades as a reason to hold the youngster back. So Villeneuve promptly improved his marks. It was one of the earliest indications of how determined he was to race cars, and he used that resolve to build a highly successful open wheel career. He'll need that perseverance more than ever this year as Villeneuve embarks on the riskiest venture of his racing career.
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October 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
Canadian Jacques Villeneuve won his first world drivers' championship Sunday in the European Grand Prix in Jerez, Spain, after German Michael Schumacher--who led from the start--ricocheted off the track when he collided with the challenger. Mika Hakkinen in a McLaren Mercedes picked up his first Formula One victory in the race. Teammate David Coulthard was second.
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August 9, 1995 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The experience for a team of teen-age baseball players from Venezuela while in Davie, Fla., for a tournament: travel, sports, naked people. And not necessarily in that order. For the second year in a row, the 14- and 15-year-olds are staying at the Seminole Health Club, a nudist camp.
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July 10, 1995
Canada's Jacques Villeneuve went virtually unchallenged Sunday en route to his second Texaco-Havoline 200 victory at Elkhart Lake, Wis. The 24-year-old led all but four of the 50 laps on the four-mile, 14-turn road circuit in earning his series-leading third victory of the season and the fourth of his Indy-car career.
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November 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
The world's governing body for auto racing has called Formula One teams to a meeting in the wake of a report that two of them fixed the European Grand Prix and helped Jacques Villeneuve win the series title. The (London) Times reported Saturday that Villeneuve, who drives for the Williams-Renault team, permitted Mika Hakkinen of McLaren-Mercedes to win the final event of the season. The victory at Jerez, Spain, on Oct. 26 was the first of Hakkinen's career.
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June 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Michael Schumacher wrested the Canadian Grand Prix pole from Jacques Villeneuve, leaving the 26-year-old Canadian to take the outside spot on the front row for today's race on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve--the course named after Jacques' late father. As expected, the one-hour qualifying session was mainly a duel between Schumacher in a Ferrari and Villeneuve in a Williams-Renault.
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March 6, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jacques Villeneuve passed Mauricio Gugelmin in the pits during their final stops Sunday and held on to win the season-opening Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami. It was the second Indy-car victory for the 23-year-old Canadian, who was the PPG Cup rookie of the year in 1994.
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November 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
The world's governing body for auto racing has called Formula One teams to a meeting in the wake of a report that two of them fixed the European Grand Prix and helped Jacques Villeneuve win the series title. The (London) Times reported Saturday that Villeneuve, who drives for the Williams-Renault team, permitted Mika Hakkinen of McLaren-Mercedes to win the final event of the season. The victory at Jerez, Spain, on Oct. 26 was the first of Hakkinen's career.
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October 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
Canadian Jacques Villeneuve won his first world drivers' championship Sunday in the European Grand Prix in Jerez, Spain, after German Michael Schumacher--who led from the start--ricocheted off the track when he collided with the challenger. Mika Hakkinen in a McLaren Mercedes picked up his first Formula One victory in the race. Teammate David Coulthard was second.
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June 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Michael Schumacher wrested the Canadian Grand Prix pole from Jacques Villeneuve, leaving the 26-year-old Canadian to take the outside spot on the front row for today's race on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve--the course named after Jacques' late father. As expected, the one-hour qualifying session was mainly a duel between Schumacher in a Ferrari and Villeneuve in a Williams-Renault.
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April 13, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Canada's Jacques Villeneuve set a track record in winning his third consecutive pole Saturday, a day dominated by Williams-Renault in qualifying for the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. Villeneuve clocked 1 minute 24.473 seconds, nearly a second faster than teammate Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who earned the second place on the grid with a lap of 1:25.271 on the 2.66-mile Oscar Galvez Autodrome.
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March 10, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Damon Hill overtook his rookie Williams-Renault teammate Jacques Villeneuve with five laps remaining Sunday and won his second consecutive Australian Grand Prix. Pole-sitter Villeneuve had been aiming to become the first driver in 35 years to win his world championship debut. He won the Indy car title last year. The 24-year-old Canadian led for all but two laps of the race until the Briton overhauled him on the 54th of the 58 laps of the new 3.274-mile Albert Park track at Melbourne.
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December 28, 1995 | SHAV GLICK
Two precocious 24-year-olds--stock car champion Jeff Gordon and Indy 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve--gave a breath of fresh air to major motor racing in 1995 with yearlong performances that unseated older, more experienced drivers. Gordon, from Pittsboro, Ind., by way of Vallejo, Calif., won NASCAR's Winston Cup championship and, in doing so, prevented Dale Earnhardt, 44, from winning a record eighth championship.
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September 11, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In the end it didn't matter that Jacques Villeneuve closed the season with a problem-filled 11th-place finish in Sunday's Bank of America 300 at Monterey. He had fun anyway. And now he's a champion. "We had two tire punctures and I ran over a piece of somebody else's car that knocked off part of our front wing and cost us a long pit stop, but it was a fun race," said Villeneuve, whose run was just good enough to wrap up the IndyCar PPG Cup championship. Al Unser Jr.'
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May 30, 1995 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The euphoria that should have engulfed Jacques Villeneuve for winning Sunday's Indianapolis 500 was blunted somewhat by his thoughts of fellow driver Stan Fox. Fox, better known for his midget racing exploits than Indy cars, remained unconscious Monday in the neurosurgical unit of Methodist Hospital with brain injuries sustained in a first-lap accident. A brain scan taken Monday afternoon revealed "no additional problems," according to Dr. Henry Bock, Indianapolis Motor Speedway doctor.
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September 11, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In the end it didn't matter that Jacques Villeneuve closed the season with a problem-filled 11th-place finish in Sunday's Bank of America 300 at Monterey. He had fun anyway. And now he's a champion. "We had two tire punctures and I ran over a piece of somebody else's car that knocked off part of our front wing and cost us a long pit stop, but it was a fun race," said Villeneuve, whose run was just good enough to wrap up the IndyCar PPG Cup championship. Al Unser Jr.'
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