Sampras Wins Fifth Wimbledon Title
Pete Sampras (pictured) claimed his fifth Wimbledon title, beating Goran Ivanisevic in five sets Sunday, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (11-9), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. The win is the 11th Grand Slam championship for Sampras and tied him with Bjorn Borg for the most Wimbledon singles titles.
Sampras is just one victory shy of Roy Emerson's record for most Grand Slam titles.
NOTEBOOK: Serena Williams Takes Home Mixed Doubles Title
Hingis, Novotna Win Doubles Title
Third Time a Charm as Novotna Finds Redemption
After twice losing in the women's finals at Wimbledon, Jana Novotna (pictured) was not to be denied Saturday. Novotna defeated Nathalie Tauziat, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) to win her first Wimbledon title. "It's what I've been working for many, many years. It's a dream come true," said Novotna, who dropped only two sets in the entire tournament.
Dutch Pair Wins Men's Doubles
FRIDAY: Dutchess of Kent Predicts Novotna Win
Week One Summary
Ivanisevic Looks to Get a Head in Men's Final
Goran Ivanisevic has made a habit of finding disaster in Grand Slam events, and if he's to avoid another one in Sunday's men's final against Pete Sampras, he's going to have to stay away from costly mental errors. "I do not play well without my head, I think," he said.
Sampras Beats Henman in 4 Sets
Pete Sampras (pictured) moved to within one victory of his fifth Wimbledon title in six years Friday, defeating Tim Henman in four sets. In Sunday's final, Sampras will face Goran Ivanisevic, who outlasted Richard Krajicek in a marathon fifth set after failing to capitalize on two match points in the fourth set. Sampras who beat Ivanisevic in the 1994 Wimbledon final is seeking his 11th Grand Slam title.
NOTEBOOK: In Seeding, Officials Pull Rank
Veterans Novotna, Tauziat Advance to the Final
Third-seeded Jana Novotna stunned top-seed Martina Hingis, 6-4, 6-4, Thursday to reach the women's final, where she will meet France's Nathalie Tauziat (pictured). Tauziat dropped seven of her first eight games Thursday but recovered to beat Natasha Zvereva. The final of Novotna, 29, and Tauziat, 30, is a stunning victory for the old guard of women's tennis, and together they represent the oldest women's finalists since Betty Stove (32) and Virginia Wade (31) in 1977.
Williams Loses Cool, Match in Two
Venus Williams (pictured) lost her composure and her quarterfinal match to Jana Novotna on Wednesday, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), spending most of her time throwing temper tantrums on the court. "I think that the crowd probably enjoyed my emotional outbursts," she said. Meanwhile, Natasha Zvereva ousted Monica Seles in straight sets, ending her comeback at Wimbledon.
MEN'S ACTION: Henman Ousts Korda
Hingis, Williams, Sampras Roll into Quarterfinals
Martina Hingis overcame a sluggish start to defeat Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6-3, 6-2 while
Venus Williams took some revenge out on the player who ousted her sister, Serena, to advance to the quarterfinals. Pete Sampras also won Tuesday and will face Mark Philippoussis in the quarterfinals.
NOTEBOOK: Ivanisevic and Philippoussis Go Down in History
Krajicek Sounds Off About Sampras
Ninth-seeded Richard Krajicek (pictured) showed little respect for defending champion Pete Sampras on Monday after both players won in straight sets to move into the fourth round. Krajicek referred to the top-seeded Sampras as "number 10 in the world."
On the women's side, Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport and Nathalie Tauziat advanced while no seeded women lost in the third round.
NOTEBOOK: Injured Serena Williams Withdraws
Sampras Cruises to Fourth Title
Pete Sampras (pictured) became the first American man to win four Wimbledon titles after cruising to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Cedric Pioline. It was Sampras's 10th Grand Slam singles title. Sampras faced only one break point in the match.
Phenom Hingis Makes History,
Takes Home 1st Wimbledon Crown
Sixteen-year-old Martina Hingis (pictured) became the
youngest Wimbledon champion this century after beating Jana Novotna, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Novotna led 2-0 and was within a point of taking a 3-0 lead in the third set, but Hingis rallied to win her second Grand Slam title of the year.
After Loss to Sampras, Becker Pulls Off a Shocker
Following a 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4 quarterfinal loss to top-seeded Pete Sampras, three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker shocked his foe and the crowd at the All England Club by announcing it was his last match at Wimbledon. Early in 1998, Becker toyed with the idea of playing Wimbledon, but ultimately the serve-and-volley specialist decided to pass.
JENNIFER FREY: Becker a Class Act