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Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams enter French Open on hot streak

...clay-court specialists and surprise champions.Scan the list of past winners and runners-up: There's Gaston Gaudio and Albert Costa, Guillermo Coria and Martin Verkerk, Andres Gomez and Mariano Puerta. Not so much a "Who's Who." More like a...

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Blake loses to Novak in quarterfinal round

...ROME -- Two weeks before the French Open, Andre Agassi appears to be in top form. So does Andy Roddick. Agassi beat Albert Costa 6-2, 6-2, and Roddick eliminated Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-6 (2) Friday to reach the semifinals at the Italian...

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Women's game ruled by Team Williams

...final to younger sister Serena that she grabbed their mother's camera to take photos of the trophy presentation. Albert Costa was so unaccustomed to winning ANY tournament, much less a major, that he sprawled awkwardly on the court after the...

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Hewitt stunned in Stockholm by Sluiter

...Australian Open winner Thomas Johansson. A third 2002 Grand Slam champion also lost Wednesday: The French Open's Albert Costa was beaten by Adrian Voinea 6-3, 6-3 at the Swiss Indoors in Basel, Switzerland. "He just played too well...

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Men's tournament wide open, as usual

...champions does include such one-hit wonders as Michael Chang (1989), Andres Gomez (1990) and Thomas Muster (1995). Albert Costa might be destined to join the group of men with one major triumph, but he made clear Sunday that's OK with him as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/26/oth_373706.shtml
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Hewitt, Agassi, Safin lose at Masters Cup

...clinched his second straight year-end No. 1 ranking. Hewitt lost after Jiri Novak defeated Agassi 7-5, 6-1 and Albert Costa downed Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. "I thought I played a lot better tonight than I did last night," said Hewitt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/14/oth_358475.shtml
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Familiar faces misses as Wimbledon opens

...Smith stayed away because of an ATP boycott. Three French Open winners have also pulled out - last month's winner Albert Costa (getting married), 1998 champion Carlos Moya (tendinitis) and three-time winner Gustavo Kuerten (recent hip...

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Hewitt, Safin face off at Shanghai Masters

...in Shanghai. Hewitt lost to Safin in Sunday's Paris Open final. Also in their group here are French Open champion Albert Costa and Carlos Moya. Agassi and Ferrero are joined by Roger Federer and Jiri Novak.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/07/oth_357133.shtml
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Wimbledon hit with more withdrawals

...tournament begins Monday. With so many players out, officials have made frequent changes to Tuesday's draw. Spain's Albert Costa, seeded 24th, withdrew Thursday. Other withdrawals include former champions Goran Ivanisevic and Richard Krajicek...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/21/oth_379119.shtml
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Hewitt, Kuerten lose in fourth round

...6-3. Kuerten's 17-match winning streak at Roland Garros ended in a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 setback to 20th-seeded Albert Costa. U.S. Open champion Hewitt had 105 unforced errors, several followed by emotional outbursts - one time he swung...

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