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July 5, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every year Jana Novotna returns to Wimbledon is another year she must return to her career's most humiliating chapter, one that has superseded all other information remembered about her. Novotna's name does not invoke thoughts of the game's most complete player, which she can be, nor has her made-for-grass style brought her any titles on the surface.
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July 5, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every year Jana Novotna returns to Wimbledon is another year she must return to her career's most humiliating chapter, one that has superseded all other information remembered about her. Novotna's name does not invoke thoughts of the game's most complete player, which she can be, nor has her made-for-grass style brought her any titles on the surface.
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March 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Top-seeded Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina was ousted in the first round of the U.S. Women's Hardcourt Championships, losing to Lori McNeil of Houston, the world's 54th-ranked player, 6-3, 6-4 Thursday night. Sabatini's loss is her first in the first round of a tournament since October 1988, when she lost to Czechoslovakia's Jana Novatna in three sets at a tournament in Fielderstadt, West Germany. Sabatini was slapped with a code violation for illegal coaching in the last game of the first set.
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September 29, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandra Cacic of Bradenton, Fla., was the highest-ranked player in the field of 32 at the USTA Women's Challenger of Newport Beach, yet neither her ranking--71--nor her name figured to scare many people. After seven years on the tour, Cacic's highest ranking has been 35 and her biggest victory has come against Jana Novatna. But Cacic showed the up-and-comers that rank and experience still count for something these days on the women's professional tennis tour.
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August 9, 1987 | ANN KILLION, Times Staff Writer
The pressure got to Lori McNeil, once again. McNeil, the top seed in the San Diego Virginia Slims tournament, has had difficulty dealing with the pressure of being ranked 11th in the world. On Saturday, unseeded, 60th-ranked Anne Minter of Melbourne, Australia, was the beneficiary of McNeil's struggles. In a 2-hour, 10-minute match, Minter beat McNeil, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. "I've been trying to play a different game because I'm No. 11," McNeil said earlier in the week.
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