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August 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Ivan Lendl allowed Jay Berger to win two games and wasn't happy about it. Lendl scored a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Berger Wednesday night in the first round of the $150,000 Hamlet Challenge Cup at Jericho, N.Y., but he wasn't satisfied. Berger held serve in the fourth game of the second set, with Lendl objecting to a baseline call. "I wanted to win that game and win the match, 6-0, 6-0," Lendl said. "I've only won twice at love in the professional career.
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August 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Top seeds Ivan Lendl and Steffi Graf had no trouble advancing today at the U.S. Open. Lendl finished off Diego Perez 6-1, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in a first-round match that began Tuesday and was suspended by rain. Graf needed all of 44 minutes to blitz Nathalie Herreman of France 6-1, 6-1. "I feel that if I play well, I can beat anyone," said Lendl, a finalist here the last seven years and a three-time Open champion. "If I don't play well, the very next match may be the last."
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August 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Top seeds Ivan Lendl and Steffi Graf had no trouble advancing today at the U.S. Open. Lendl finished off Diego Perez 6-1, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in a first-round match that began Tuesday and was suspended by rain. Graf needed all of 44 minutes to blitz Nathalie Herreman of France 6-1, 6-1. "I feel that if I play well, I can beat anyone," said Lendl, a finalist here the last seven years and a three-time Open champion. "If I don't play well, the very next match may be the last."
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October 24, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Third-seeded Boris Becker of West Germany retired because of a thigh injury while trailing Slobodan Zivojinovic in the final set Friday, allowing the Yugoslav to advance to the semifinals of the $375,000 Seiko Super tennis tournament at Tokyo. Top-seeded Ivan Lendl easily beat West German Eric Jelen, 6-3, 6-0, in a 56-minute match and will meet sixth-seeded Mikael Pernfors, who defeated Australian qualifier John Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-1.
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July 29, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Chris Evert and Pam Shriver breezed to straight-set victories Tuesday as the top-seeded United States beat Japan in a first-round match of the Federation Cup tennis championships at Vancouver. Evert, ranked No. 3 in the world, defeated Etsuko Inoue, 6-2, 6-4. Shriver, the No. 5 player who was pressed into action as Martina Navratilova's replacement, beat Akiko Kijimuta, 7-6, 6-1. Navratilova, the top-ranked player in the world, is nursing a sprained ankle.
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October 24, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Third-seeded Boris Becker of West Germany retired because of a thigh injury while trailing Slobodan Zivojinovic in the final set Friday, allowing the Yugoslav to advance to the semifinals of the $375,000 Seiko Super tennis tournament at Tokyo. Top-seeded Ivan Lendl easily beat West German Eric Jelen, 6-3, 6-0, in a 56-minute match and will meet sixth-seeded Mikael Pernfors, who defeated Australian qualifier John Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-1.
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September 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sandra Cecchini of Italy defeated Emanuela Zardo of Switzerland, 6-2, 6-1, in the final of the $150,000 Paris Women's tennis tournament. Cecchini, seeded sixth, duplicated her victory here in 1989 and continued a career trend that has seen her also win in the French cities Nice and Strasbourg.
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September 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Conchita Martinez of Spain defeated fourth-seeded Julie Halard of France, 6-1, 6-2, Saturday to advance to the final of a $150,000 women's tournament. Martinez, seeded No. 1, will face Patricia Tarabini of Argentina, who upset Sandra Cecchini of Italy, 6-4, 7-5. Cecchini was the defending champion and seeded second. Martinez is ranked 10th in the world.
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September 18, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Top seed Conchita Martinez of Spain downed France's Karine Quentrec, 6-1, 6-3, today in the first round of the Paris Women's Open. Martinez, ranked 10th in the world, will face Nathalie Herreman of France in the second round Wednesday. Herreman eliminated Sybille Niox-Chateau of France, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Last year's winner, second-seeded Sandra Cecchini of Italy, ousted Belgium's Sandra Wasserman, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
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January 17, 1986 | United Press International
Martina Navratilova, Hana Mandlikova and Pam Shriver reeled off first-round victories Thursday night in a $250,000 women's tennis tournament. Navratilova, the No. 1-seeded player, routed Rafaella Reggi of Italy, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 Mandlikova beat Melissa Gurney, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, and No. 3 Shriver eliminated Sandra Cecchini of Italy, 6-3, 6-0. In the only upset, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat of Australia, making a comeback at 29, ousted No.
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August 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Ivan Lendl allowed Jay Berger to win two games and wasn't happy about it. Lendl scored a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Berger Wednesday night in the first round of the $150,000 Hamlet Challenge Cup at Jericho, N.Y., but he wasn't satisfied. Berger held serve in the fourth game of the second set, with Lendl objecting to a baseline call. "I wanted to win that game and win the match, 6-0, 6-0," Lendl said. "I've only won twice at love in the professional career.
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July 29, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Chris Evert and Pam Shriver breezed to straight-set victories Tuesday as the top-seeded United States beat Japan in a first-round match of the Federation Cup tennis championships at Vancouver. Evert, ranked No. 3 in the world, defeated Etsuko Inoue, 6-2, 6-4. Shriver, the No. 5 player who was pressed into action as Martina Navratilova's replacement, beat Akiko Kijimuta, 7-6, 6-1. Navratilova, the top-ranked player in the world, is nursing a sprained ankle.
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July 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver saved the top-ranked United States from elimination today after Italy's Sandra Cecchini upset Chris Evert Lloyd in the quarterfinals of the Federation Cup tennis competition. Navratilova beat Italy's top player, Rafaella Reggi, 6-2, 6-2, then combined with Shriver to defeat Reggi and Laura Garrone 6-3, 6-1 after Cecchini, ranked 64th in the world, defeated the mistake-prone Lloyd 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
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April 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Monica Seles celebrated her newest ranking Tuesday night with another big victory. One night after achieving a career-high No.3 world ranking, the 16-year-old Seles crushed qualifier Sandy Collins, 6-1, 6-1, in the Eckerd Tennis Open. In other matches Tuesday, sixth seeded Helen Kelesi of Canada outlasted Mercedes Paz of Argentina, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 7-6 (7-5); No.8 Susan Sloane rallied past Shaun Stafford, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, and No.7 Sandra Cecchini of Italy downed Ann Grossman, 7-5, 6-2.
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