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October 10, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia survived three set points to defeat John McEnroe, 7-5, 6-4, Wednesday night. The victory gave Lendl the championship of the four-player Meadowlands Tennis Challenge at East Rutherford, N.J. It was their first meeting since Lendl dethroned McEnroe in the U.S. Open. Jimmy Connors won the consolation match, defeating Andres Gomez of Ecuador, 7-5, 6-3. There was no prize money. Instead, each player earned an undisclosed appearance fee.
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January 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Unseeded Leonardo Lavalle of Mexico defeated third-seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5, Tuesday in one of four upsets in the second round of the $465,000 U.S. Pro Indoor tennis championship.
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July 11, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Top-seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden reeled off the final 12 games Thursday to register a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Argentina's Marcelo Ingaramo and moved into the quarterfinals of the $231,000 Swiss Open at Gstaad, Switzerland. "I'm not happy with my play. I had many problems in the beginning," said Edberg, who trailed, 2-0, in the first set before his onslaught. "It's quite difficult to control the ball at this high level, and this does not help to rebuild my self-confidence."
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June 14, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Kevin Curren of South Africa and Pat Cash of Australia, the two highest-seeded players remaining in the Queen's Club men's tennis tournament at London, battled through to the third round Thursday. Curren, the No. 2-seeded player who is now favored to win the title after Wednesday's exit of three-time champion Jimmy Connors, struggled to a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Hank Pfister. Although hampered by a back problem, Cash, seeded No. 3, eliminated Vijay Amritraj of India, 6-2, 6-3.
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November 18, 1988 | From Associated Press
Steffi Graf of West Germany, ignoring a doctor's recommendation not to play due to the flu, won her 46th straight match Thursday night with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals of the Virginia Slims tennis championships at New York. The next opponent for the defending champion will be fifth-seeded Pam Shriver, who upset third-seeded Chris Evert, 7-5, 6-4, in another quarterfinal of the $1-million tournament.
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August 22, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Wimbledon champion Boris Becker used a high-powered serve to defeat Brian Teacher, 6-4, 6-4, Wednesday night in the second round of the $375,000 Assn. of Tennis Professionals Championship at Mason, Ohio. "I was a little bit tired tonight," said the 17-year-old West German who had flown to Los Angeles between Monday's and Wednesday's matches to appear on the "Tonight Show." "I got back at 2 a.m. today." Still, he blistered Teacher with 11 aces.
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February 12, 1986
Ivan Lendl, the world's No. 1 player, escaped a serving battle with John Sadri in the first round of the $1.8-million Lipton International Players Championships Tuesday at Boca Raton, Fla. Lendl defeated Sadri, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6, winning the tiebreaker, 8-6. "I'm definitely not pleased with the way I played," Lendl said. "There's the good and the bad. The good is I won; the bad is I didn't play as good as I can." Earlier, Chris Evert Lloyd, the No.
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April 21, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
John McEnroe will play Ivan Lendl today for the $110,000 first prize in the $250,000 Suntory Cup tournament at Tokyo. The loser gets $70,000. In Saturday's opening-round matches, McEnroe defeated Yannick Noah of France, 6-4, 6-4, and Lendl beat Andres Gomez of Ecuador, 6-3, 6-4. McEnroe is making his sixth appearance in the two-day tournament, in which four of the top men's players in the world compete each year. McEnroe reached the final three times and lost to Lendl last year, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
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April 2, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Third-seeded Brad Gilbert and seventh-seeded Tim Mayotte won their opening-round matches Tuesday in a $279,000 WCT tournament at Atlanta. Gilbert wore down Ricardo Acuna of Chile, 6-4, 6-3, and Mayotte stopped Australia's Pat Cash by the same score. Top-seeded Stefan Edberg and second-seeded Boris Becker play their first-round matches today. Cash, a former top 10 player who reached the semifinals of both Wimbledon and the U.S.
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November 19, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Defending champion Martina Navratilova and Czechoslovakia's Hana Mandlikova posted straight-set victories Tuesday in the first round of the $1-million Virginia Slims Championships tennis tournament. Navratilova, seeded No. 1, crushed Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden, 6-3, 6-0, and Mandlikova, seeded third, defeated Terry Phelps, 6-2, 6-4. Earlier, Pam Shriver, seeded fifth, defeated Raffaella Reggi of Italy, 6-3, 6-1.
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