Top-seeded Pam Shriver defeated Alycia Moulton, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the finals of the Virginia Slims of Newport (R.I.). The match followed five inductions into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Defending champion Shriver will play eighth-seeded Wendy White Monday for the $30,500 first prize. White, who upset fifth-seeded Rosalyn Fairbank, 6-3, 6-4, is 0-7 against Shriver.
Shriver controlled her match yesterday, consistently breaking Moulton's serve. "I felt the pressure on my serve," said Moulton, who double-faulted three times in the second game. "I put in my second serve, and she was all over the net."
Shriver had a tough act to follow: Billie Jean King's induction into the Hall of Fame. "It was a great honor to be in the tournament when she was inducted," Shriver said. "She's someone I always admired."
King, who won a record 20 Wimbledon championships, was inducted along with Bjorn Borg, a five-time Wimbledon winner, Stan Smith, Alex Olmedo and Dennis Ralston . . .
Top-seeded Mats Wilander came from behind in both sets to beat longtime friend and doubles partner Joakim Nystrom of Sweden, 6-4, 7-5, in a semifinal of the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Indianapolis.
Third-seeded Kent Carlsson of Sweden easily ousted No. 10 Guillermo Perez-Roldan of Argentina, 6-2, 6-2, in the second semifinal. The championship of the $375,000 tournament is scheduled for today . . .
Alex Antonitsch shook a service-line machine, shouted an obscenity and confronted top-seeded Johan Kriek at the net after Kriek told him to "shut up" as Antonitsch argued a call during the final set of their Volvo-New Jersey semifinal. Antonitsch was fined $1,000, and Kriek also made him pay: 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
After the outburst, Antonitsch hit his next serve underhand and long, then double-faulted. "I think my temper cost me in the end," he said.
Christian Saceanu beat Marc Flur, 6-3, 6-4, in the other semifinal.