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February 28, 1991 | THOMAS BONK
Rain washed out Martina Navratilova's third-round match against Ginger Helgeson and forced postponement of five other singles matches Wednesday in the Virginia Slims of Palm Springs tennis tournament. Three matches never got on the court at Bono's Racket Club before play was canceled at 4 p.m., after three hours of heavy rain. Three other matches, including fourth-seeded Helena Sukova's second-round match against Peanut Louie-Harper, were halted in progress.
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February 28, 1991 | THOMAS BONK
Rain washed out Martina Navratilova's third-round match against Ginger Helgeson and forced postponement of five other singles matches Wednesday in the Virginia Slims of Palm Springs tennis tournament. Three matches never got on the court at Bono's Racket Club before play was canceled at 4 p.m., after three hours of heavy rain. Three other matches, including fourth-seeded Helena Sukova's second-round match against Peanut Louie-Harper, were halted in progress.
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March 18, 1989 | Associated Press
Steffi Graf beat seventh-seeded Helen Kelesi of Canada, 6-1, 6-1, in 47 minutes Friday in the quarterfinals of a $300,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament. In one semifinal, Graf will play fourth-seeded Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, who beat Halle Cioffi of Knoxville, Tenn., 6-3, 6-2. The other semifinal will pit Jana Novotna of Czechoslovakia, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Terry Phelps of Larchmont, N.Y., against third-seeded Chris Evert, who defeated fifth-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez, 6-2, 6-2.
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November 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Second-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez overcame a blister on her serving hand in beating Amy Frazier, 6-3, 6-4, in a quarterfinal match in the New England Virginia Slims tennis tournament today. Fernandez, treated at a hospital for the problem this week, got the hand taped by a trainer early in the one-hour, 19-minute match. "I've had the blister for about three months," Fernandez said. "It bothers me on volleys when I have to grip the racket hard.
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March 19, 1989 | Associated Press
Steffi Graf of West Germany breezed past Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, 6-2, 6-1, and Chris Evert defeated Jana Novotna of Czechoslovakia, 7-5, 6-1, Saturday to reach the final of a $300,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament. Graf, the world's No. 1-ranked woman player, yielded only five points in eight service games to beat the fourth-seeded Sukova in 54 minutes.
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October 2, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Martina Navratilova lost the first three games Wednesday, then came back strong to defeat Beth Herr, 6-4, 6-1, Wednesday in the first round of a $150,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament at New Orleans. Navratilova, the world's No. 1-ranked player, blamed the rubberized surface of the Lakefront Arena for her slow start. "I haven't played on this surface since the New York championship," she said. Navratilova will meet Lori McNeil in the second round.
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October 15, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Defending champion and top-seeded Martina Navratilova and No. 2-seeded Chris Evert easily won their matches in a $250,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament Friday at Filderstadt, West Germany, to move into the semifinals. Navratilova, a four-time winner of the tournament and ranked second in the world, defeated Radka Zrubakova of Czechoslovakia, 6-0, 6-1, while Evert beat Sylvia Hanika of West Germany, 6-0, 6-4.
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May 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Steffi Graf cruised into the semifinals of the $200,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament at Hamburg, West Germany, with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Rachel McQuillan of Australia Friday. Graf, the top-ranked woman player in the world, needed only 50 minutes to dispatch the unseeded Australian. Today, Graf will meet Bettina Fulco of Argentina, who ousted Nathalie Tauziat of France, 7-5, 7-6. Stefan Edberg defeated 19-year-old Alberto Mancini of Argentina, 7-6, 6-2, for a semifinal spot in the $205,000 Bavarian Open at Munich.
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October 30, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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