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Kuerten Rolls to French Title
Bruguera
AFP Photo
Gustavo Kuerten, who came to Paris ranked 66th in the world and with no career titles to his credit, made his first victory a memorable one, routing Sergi Bruguera (pictured), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to win the men's title Sunday. He is the first Brazilian to win a major tennis title.

Zvereva, Fernandez Win Women's Doubles


Majoli Beats Hingis for Women's Title
Iva Majoli
AFP Photo
In a battle of teenagers, No. 9 Iva Majoli (pictured) became the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam event when she stunned top-seeded Martina Hingis, 6-4, 6-2, in the final of the French Open. Majoli, 19, ended 16-year-old Hingis's 40-match unbeaten streak, which spanned six tournaments.


FLASHBACK: THE 1996 FRENCH OPEN
Steffi Graf Graf Beats Sanchez Vicario
In Marathon French Final

Steffi Graf (pictured) beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in a heart-stopping 1996 French Open final, 6-3, 6-7 (7-4), 10-8. Graf successfully defended her title in what was the longest French Open women's final in history at 3 hours 3 minutes. Graf blew a big lead in the second set to set up the marathon.

Kafelnikov Brings Russia 1st Grand Title
HISTORY
  • French Open Women's History
  • French Open Men's History
  • Yevgeni Kafelnikov routed Germany's Michael Stich, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 7-6 (7-4), to win the 1996 French Open men's title, becoming the first Russian to win a Grand Slam. Kafelnikov beat Pete Sampras in the semifinals.



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