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August 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Todd Martin upset Sweden's Christian Bergstrom, 6-0, 6-3, Kevin Curren defeated Pablo Arraya of Peru, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, and Michael Pernfors of Sweden beat Richey Reneberg, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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August 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Todd Martin upset Sweden's Christian Bergstrom, 6-0, 6-3, Kevin Curren defeated Pablo Arraya of Peru, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, and Michael Pernfors of Sweden beat Richey Reneberg, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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August 3, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Kevin Curren came up with 10 aces and 12 service winners Sunday to defeat Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, in the final of the Hartmarx tennis tournament at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Curren broke Cash to take a 2-1 lead in the first set in front of an estimated crowd of 1,800. Both then held serve through 5-4, and, at set point, Cash ended a deep crosscourt rally with a forehand into the net.
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October 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
It took three tiebreakers, but Kevin Curren upset fifth-seeded Derrick Rostagno of Brentwood Wednesday in the first round of the Grand Prix tournament at Lyon, France. Rostagno, who reached the final of the Seiko Super event in Tokyo last week, fell, 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3). In another first-round match, Pete Sampras had no trouble against Tom Nijssen of the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-2.
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August 13, 1988 | Associated Press
Kevin Curren upset fellow American Tim Mayotte, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, Friday to reach the semifinals of the Player's International tennis tournament. Curren, seeded 14th, won each of the last two sets on service breaks. He said endurance was a key factor, with temperatures in the mid-90s and a swirling wind blowing balls off line. "It was just one of those matches where you had to hang tough," said Curren, who is coming off an injury and said he was not yet in peak form.
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March 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Ivan Lendl continued his straight-set streak today, sweeping Kevin Curren in the semifinals of the International Players Championships. Lendl won 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, in one hour, 50 minutes. He has yet to lose a set in six rounds. Lendl will play in Sunday's final, against the winner of tonight's match between 12th-seeded Yannick Noah and No. 7 Thomas Muster. Curren, seeded 13th, was good with only 51% of his first serves and had trouble putting away shots at the net.
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September 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Sixth-seeded Kevin Curren scored the last six points of the third-set tiebreaker to beat David Wheaton 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 in the second round of the Volvo tennis tournament Thursday. In two other afternoon matches, Andrew Sznajder of Canada defeated Pieter Aldrich of South Africa, 6-1, 6-4, and Darren Cahill of Australia beat Jimmy Arias of Jericho, N.Y., 6-3, 6-2. Top-seeded Michael Chang played Kenny Thorne in a night match. The $425,000 tournament is being played at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
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February 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sixth-seeded Kevin Curren beat Spain's Tomas Carbonell, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, Tuesday in a first-round match of the $225,000 Volvo indoor tournament in Chicago. Tuesday night's action featured the return of Jimmy Connors to the men's tour. Connors faces Peru's Jaime Yzaga. After the Connors-Yzaga match, top-seeded John McEnroe will play Israel's Gilad Bloom. The South African-born Curren used his big serve, clocked up to 116 m.p.h.
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October 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
It took three tiebreakers, but Kevin Curren upset fifth-seeded Derrick Rostagno of Brentwood Wednesday in the first round of the Grand Prix tournament at Lyon, France. Rostagno, who reached the final of the Seiko Super event in Tokyo last week, fell, 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3). In another first-round match, Pete Sampras had no trouble against Tom Nijssen of the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-2.
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August 15, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Defending champion Ivan Lendl, threatening to walk out during the first set, won his fifth Player's International tennis tournament title Sunday at Toronto with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Kevin Curren. Lendl, 28, needed 1 hour 55 minutes to defeat the South African-born Curren in humid 100-degree temperature and stiff winds at the National Tennis Centre at York University. Lendl, who resides in Greenwich, Conn., earned $161,595, and Curren, 30, now a U.S. citizen, won $80,797.
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February 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sixth-seeded Kevin Curren beat Spain's Tomas Carbonell, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, Tuesday in a first-round match of the $225,000 Volvo indoor tournament in Chicago. Tuesday night's action featured the return of Jimmy Connors to the men's tour. Connors faces Peru's Jaime Yzaga. After the Connors-Yzaga match, top-seeded John McEnroe will play Israel's Gilad Bloom. The South African-born Curren used his big serve, clocked up to 116 m.p.h.
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April 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
Australian Pat Cash continued his comeback from an eight-month injury layoff by upsetting second seed Kevin Curren of the United States 6-1, 6-4 today in the Salem Open tennis championship. Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon champion, swept aside Curren in a first-round match. "To say I was reasonably happy would be an understatement," Cash said after the first-round victory. Curren is No. 43 in the world rankings. Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon champion and currently ranked No.
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September 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Sixth-seeded Kevin Curren scored the last six points of the third-set tiebreaker to beat David Wheaton 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 in the second round of the Volvo tennis tournament Thursday. In two other afternoon matches, Andrew Sznajder of Canada defeated Pieter Aldrich of South Africa, 6-1, 6-4, and Darren Cahill of Australia beat Jimmy Arias of Jericho, N.Y., 6-3, 6-2. Top-seeded Michael Chang played Kenny Thorne in a night match. The $425,000 tournament is being played at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
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March 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Ivan Lendl continued his straight-set streak today, sweeping Kevin Curren in the semifinals of the International Players Championships. Lendl won 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, in one hour, 50 minutes. He has yet to lose a set in six rounds. Lendl will play in Sunday's final, against the winner of tonight's match between 12th-seeded Yannick Noah and No. 7 Thomas Muster. Curren, seeded 13th, was good with only 51% of his first serves and had trouble putting away shots at the net.
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March 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
Kevin Curren rallied from a two-set deficit Sunday to beat Jimmy Connors in the fourth round of the International Players Championships. Curren, seeded 13th, needed four hours to win, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. He has defeated Connors both times they've played this year, and the series between them is tied, 5-5. Connors' loss left No. 1-seeded Ivan Lendl as the lone player among the top four men still in the tournament. Lendl swept No. 15 Andres Gomez of Ecuador, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.
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August 15, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Defending champion Ivan Lendl, threatening to walk out during the first set, won his fifth Player's International tennis tournament title Sunday at Toronto with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Kevin Curren. Lendl, 28, needed 1 hour 55 minutes to defeat the South African-born Curren in humid 100-degree temperature and stiff winds at the National Tennis Centre at York University. Lendl, who resides in Greenwich, Conn., earned $161,595, and Curren, 30, now a U.S. citizen, won $80,797.
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August 29, 1985 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Don't look for any "I Love New York" stickers on the bumper of Kevin Curren's car. The Big Apple? Curren will tell you it's rotten to the core. Frank Sinatra had it all wrong. Sure, Curren wants to be A-No. 1, top of the list, king of the hill, but he realizes that if he makes it anywhere, it will not be here. "It's almost tempting to pass the U.S. Open up," said Curren, a finalist at this year's Wimbledon tournament and the world's fifth-ranked tennis player.
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July 5, 1985 | Associated Press
Jimmy Connors suffered one of the most humiliating defeats of his career today as he was routed 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 by giant-killer Kevin Curren, who only Wednesday tossed defending champion John McEnroe out of the Wimbledon tennis championships by a similarly embarrassing 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. The twin triumphs sent Curren into the men's singles final for the first time Sunday and gave him two of the most startling consecutive upsets in recent Wimbledon history.
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August 13, 1988 | Associated Press
Kevin Curren upset fellow American Tim Mayotte, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, Friday to reach the semifinals of the Player's International tennis tournament. Curren, seeded 14th, won each of the last two sets on service breaks. He said endurance was a key factor, with temperatures in the mid-90s and a swirling wind blowing balls off line. "It was just one of those matches where you had to hang tough," said Curren, who is coming off an injury and said he was not yet in peak form.
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October 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Dan Goldie moved into the quarterfinals of the $293,400 Transamerica Open tennis tournament Thursday, defeating seventh-seeded Kevin Curren, 7-6, 7-6. Curren became the seventh of eight seeded players to be eliminated this week at San Francisco's Cow Palace, leaving only top-seeded Ivan Lendl, who eliminated Jim Grabb, 7-5, 6-2.
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