Venus-Graf semi set for Hanover

HANOVER, Germany -- Venus Williams put her power game on full display Friday...6-1 to set up a semifinal showdown with Steffi Graf at the $500,000 Hanover WTA tournament. "I played very aggressively and went to the net," said...

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Capriati loses as Graf steals show in Hanover

HANOVER, Germany -- Eighth-seeded Barbara Schett easily trounced Jennifer Capriati at the $500,000 Hanover WTA tournament Monday, where Steffi Graf stole the show. Graf trained in front of 250 spectators, returning to a tournament where...

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Expo 2000 has something for everyone

HANOVER, Germany - From the steps of the brand-new...Germany. The elaborate site, built around Hanover's existing trade fair halls, also includes...pop concerts planned is a performance by Hanover's hometown heroes, the Scorpions. A...

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Graf reaches semifinals, Schnyder loses

HANOVER, Germany -- Steffi Graf and Venus Williams advanced in the Hanover WTA tournament Thursday, while defending champion Patty Schnyder of Switzerland was beaten. The third-seeded Graf, relying on her powerful forehand, beat No. 8 seeded...

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Novotna stops Venus Williams from winning first title

HANOVER, Germany -- Top-seeded Jana Novotna spoiled Venus Williams' fifth try...winning her first title Sunday, beating her 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Hanover WTA tournament. Novotna, the world's third-ranked player, rifled...

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Venus Williams beats Graf, Novotna wins other semifinal

HANOVER, Germany -- Venus Williams powered past Steffi Graf in three hard-fought sets Saturday, ending it with a service ace, to reach the Hanover WTA final. Williams decided an exciting match that had 4,000 spectators...

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Women's sports take the stage in `Nice Girls'

When Jane Curry played basketball at Hanover College in Indiana, the women's teams didn't have uniforms...truck stop. In 1967, about five years after she graduated from Hanover, women's sports started to take off, and female athletes...

Agassi, Sampras win

HANOVER, Germany -- Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras warmed up for their showdown...He is assured of finishing the year at No. 1 no matter what happens in Hanover. "He is playing great. I feel like I'm playing well," Sampras said...

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Agassi advances in ATP Championship

HANOVER, Germany -- Top-ranked Andre Agassi became the first player to advance...Stuttgart, Germany, and the Stockholm Open in his homeland in the run-up to Hanover. "You can't play good every day," Enqvist said. "I was not having...

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Microsoft unwraps PC the size of book

HANOVER, Germany - Microsoft Corp. finally took the wraps off its mysterious Project...gadget was unveiled Thursday at CeBIT, the annual technology trade show in Hanover during a speech by Intel Corp. executive Christian Morales. Intel makes...