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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 33

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Monday, September 13, 1999
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PffO FOOTBALL: Jets lose game (to Patriots 30-28) and quarterback (Vinny Testaverde for season) ICC The Palm Beach Post c SECTION C: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 G O L I IfJSiDE SPORTS s" r Pak edges Webb by one: Se Ri Pak rallies from four shots down to beat Karrie Webb and win the ; Samsung World j Championship. PAGE 3C ; Red Sox close on Yankees Boston beats Roger Clemens, completes a sweep at Yankee Stadium. PAGE 7C Highs and lows Bryan Herta wins CART race, takes time to remember death of driver. PAGE 2C US. -ffi OPEN A cooler, confident Andre Agassi outlasts Todd Martin in five sets for second Open title. at the place where a different incarnation of him became an unseeded champion in 1994. "It was much more ' Mi . i Martin emotional Agassi said. This By Elizabeth Clarke Palm Beach Post Staff Writer NEW YORK This time, he expected it. Andre Agassi's face burst into a broad grin and he held his arms above his head in victory. He had persevered through a tough five-set match to win the U.S. Open under a sliver of a moon Sunday night. Unlike his unexpected victory in the French Open three months ago, when the emotions overwhelmed him, Agassi smiled after beating fellow American Todd Martin 64, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2. He waved and blew kisses to all four sides of Arthur Ashe Stadium and he slapped hands with the security guards. There were no tears of disbelief. This time, he had earned it last time,' time, it feels quite real to me. This time, he sweated for it, ran windsprints and lifted weights and practiced hours a day for 18 months for it. He returned from the tennis dead No. 141 in the world almost two years ago for it and becomes No. 1 in the world today Please see AGASSI, 5C Agassi reache -v- -tr-- v..r.- y..- ; -v-- - ' " f A':, IN : '-,'1": ' . "' . . ' .r h I v... .- ! -. ', 1 ' " I' J ,1 -"""""" " " - : f ' 1 Andre's sizzling summer From Paris to New York, Andre Agassi has dominated the 1999 men's tennis circuit: Date Tourn. Result Opponent Earnings May 23 French Open Champion Medvedev $668,520 June 20 Wimbledon Runner-up Sampras $362,066 Sept. 12 U.S. Open Champion Martin $750,000 Agassi's purse: $2,106,586. Wins: 35 victories in 39 matches (three losses to Sampras). Titles: Three (also won Legg Mason Championship). Two days, two titles for Williams sisters By Elizabeth Clarke Palm Beach Post Staff Writer NEW YORK Serena Williams couldn't imagine how her life would change after she won her first U.S. Open title, but the 21 messages she found on her cell phone Saturday night should give her a hint "It's definitely going to change," Williams said Sunday after adding the women's doubles title to her weekend's earnings. "(The fame and attention) was bad before I won the tournament, so I really can't imagine it could get any worse." She and older sister Venus Williams (seeded fifth) defeated unseeded finalists Chanda Rubin and Sandrine Testud 4-6, 6-1, 64 less than 20 hours after Serena became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam title in 41 years, when Althea Gibson won the 1958 U.S. Open. "I really don't think any of it has sunk in really," Serena said. "I knew when I went on that 16-match winning streak (in the spring) that I could win a Slam. It's definitely great that I was able to come through here." Please see WILLIAMS, 5C MARK LENNIHANThe Associated Press Andre Agassi took his second U.S. Open title in stride. 'It was more emotional last time. This time, it feels quite real to me,' he said. TENNESSEE Is this UT's best? Fulmer thinks so Rookie errors topple Marlins By Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer VS. FLORIDA CINCINNATI The Florida Marlins' starting lineup Sunday featured six players who began the season in the minors, including two making their WHEN: ,8 p.m. -Saturday TV: WF0R-4, WPEC-12 INSIDE first major-league starts. "It's baptism under fire for sure," manager John Boles said before the game. Then, the surging Cincinnati Reds banged out 13 hits and took advantage of errors by three rookies to defeat Florida 11-5 all without hitting a home run after having hit six in the previous two games. REDS 11 MARLINS 5 TODAY: 12:35 p.m. at Cincinnati.' TV: None, i four sophomores as starters. "We need to get better covering people, no question about it," Spurrier said. "And I wish our pass rush was better. But we'll get (defensive linemen) Gerard Warren and Anthony Mitchell back this week from two-game suspensions, so that should help." Any edge becomes critical in what has become one of the nation's best rivalries of the 1990s. Not only has Florida and Tennessee combined to win seven of the past eight SEC titles, these schools also own two of the past three national titles. So even though the season is just starting for most schools, this week could ruin the season for the loser. "All you have to do is look at the championships the last sev- By Craig Dolch Palm Beach Post Staff Writer GAINESVILLE Ayearafter leading Tennessee to the national championship, Vols coach Philip Fulmer said he's bringing his best team to The Swamp for Saturday night's SEC showdown against Florida. "I think it probably is our best team," Fulmer said Sunday. That kind of remains to be seen as far as how we play. Physically, this is as good a team as we've taken down there. We don't have many glaring weaknesses." The same cannot be said about the No. 4 Gators (2-0), who have allowed 784 passing yards in games against Western Michigan and Central Florida. While Florida coach Steve Spurrier tries to dismiss those numbers by pointing out the Gators played soft because they had big leads, he knows there's cause for concern a secondary that includes the fire," Boles said. Starter A.J. Burnett, who took his second loss in four big-league starts, and reliever Brian Edmondr son, who gave up three runs in one-third of an in? ning, both "deserved a better fate," Boles said. : 1 THERE'S HOPE: Has FSU seen ACC's best offense? 4C HE'S BACK: Former Boca ' star Steve Bellisari may have won back starting Ohio State QPspot. 5C "Today was just a culmination of Keystone Ko- ps. TOM UHLMANThe Associated Press Cincinnati's Greg Vaughn drives in Barry Larkin with a thind-inning single in the Rec' 11-5 rout of the Marlins. lase see MARLftiS, 8C Please see GATORS, 4C

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