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Agassi Takes Singles, U.S. Wins Doubles
With no sweat and a couple of tears,
Andre Agassi became a gold medalist Saturday. The second-generation Olympian overwhelmed Sergi Bruguera of Spain, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, then succumbed
to the emotion of the victory on the medal stand. He shared a post-victory embrace with his father, Mike, an Olympic boxer for Iran in 1948 and 1952. In doubles action, Mary Joe and Gigi Fernandez took the gold medal, defeating Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic.
Davenport Beats Sanchez Vicario for Gold
Second-generation Olympian Lindsay Davenport won the women's singles gold Friday by beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2. The ninth-seeded Davenport, 20, became the third American woman to win a gold in singles, joining Jennifer Capriati (1992) and Helen Wills (1924). The victory was easily the biggest of Davenport's career. The Californian has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam and was 0-5 previously against Sanchez Vicario. In the match for the bronze, Jana Novotna erased two set points in the opening set and beat Mary Joe Fernandez, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.
Aussie Pair Wins Men's Doubles
Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde of Australia won the gold medal in doubles tennis Friday by defeating Neil Broad and Tim Henman of Britain, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
Seles Not Concerned About Her Safety
Monica Seles, stabbed on a tennis court at a tournament in Germany in 1993, said she wasn't concerned about her safety at the Olympics. "I feel safe in the village and (on) the tennis court," Seles said.
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