Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 30, 2000 · Page 10
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— SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2000 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURN/ , AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS Davenport simply golden Down Under Third grand slam title for American Associated Press • MELBOURNE, Australia — No sooner did Lindsay Davenport beat Martina Hingis to capture the Australian Open than talk turned to the next challenge: the French Open and a rare career Grand Slam. Or, in Davenport's case, an ever rarer career Golden Slam. Davenport laughed heartily when the subject came up just minutes after her 6-1, 7-5 victory Saturday brought her the Australian's silver cup to add to her 1996 Olympic gold medal, 1998 U.S. Open trophy and 1999 Wimbledon plate. "Well, now," she said, still laughing. "Let me enjoy this one first." . Yet the prospect of such an achievement was too tantalizing for her to ignore. ^. "That's going to be a tough one," she * said. "What a challenge it's going to bring. Not a lot of people have won all four, even if it's not in the same year." - Of the eight women to win all four majors, only Steffi Graf also won the Olympic gold, sweeping everything in .1988 when tennis returned as a medal sport to the Summer Games for the first time since 1924. ; Now Davenport has an opportunity to join Graf and an illustrious list of Hall of Famers, if she can overcome her skittishness about the slippery red clay at Roland Garros. "My movement isn't my strongest point Davenport on the court," Davenport acknowledged. "It's gotten much, much better over the years, but on clay it's just a different type of footing. It's a little bit harder for me to move on, and girls get balls back a little bit easier on the clay. "But it's going to be fun. Geez, I never thought I'd be in the position to try and win all four majors. That's a great position to be in and it's going to be a challenge." Davenport grew up playing almost exclusively oh hard courts in Southern California. Her serve and low, flat ground- strokes allowed her to break through with a victory on Wimbledon's grass after six years of early-round losses. But the red clay continued to torment her last year when she lost in the quarterfinals. She reached the semis the year before in her best showing in seven visits. "I'm going to go over a week earlier this year, spend a little bit more time on the clay," she said. "If it's hot weather, it suits my game more. It's always going to be a little bit of an uphill struggle, but I'm going to give it my best shot." Davenport, 23, always has given the game her best shot. In a world of prepubescent prodigies, pushy parents and high- powered agents, she took the path less traveled to achieve uncommon success. Not only did she finish high school before joining the WTA Tour full time, but she put her priority on steady improvement rather than instant gratification. She worked hard in the gym and changed her diet to transform her bulky teen frame into a slender but strong physique. She honed her solid ground- strokes into formidable weapons. She improved her serve year after year. And, most important, she refined her footwork to give her an efficiency of forward movement and an ability to go side to side when necessary. ^^___^—^^—- ^ ^ Tyson knocks out Francis in the second IPotter Valley teams sweep Laytonville f-v . ' 'The Dally Journal fv Dan Morford scored a game- rVhigh 24 points to lead the {^Bearcats past Laytonville, 49-46, gat Potter Valley Friday night. j£ Morford also finished with freight rebounds and three steals i^for the Bearcats, while Jed Todd gadded seven points and four |*rebounds, and Chad Meyers six hJpoints and six rebounds. ?<; Jimmy Lawson added five f.points and five rebounds in the f'win, while Burke Brown finished Kwith ,four points ^and^six jvTebourids. '-• PV girls 44, Laytonville 36 £ Melissa Freeman scored a ^team-high 14 points and pulled £fdown eight rebounds to lead the' ^Lady Bearcats past Laytonville ^Friday night. % Yardley Olson added 10 ••'"points in the win, while Brianne ^Ferris finished with a team-high '^nine rebounds. £:' Courtney Freeman added C>ight points and seven steals, while Tori Schraeder had six points and Tracy Phillips four. Potter Valley JV girls 44, Laytonville 22 The Lady Bearcat JVs improved to 5-0 in NCL III play with a 44-22 win Friday evening. Christine Duman, Gena Phillips and Megan Mason each netted a team-high eight points in the win, while Phillips also fin- isfiecf/jivitlli'eight rebounds and Mason seven. ' '• = • • /vNangtlJijge added six points, three steals and' six rebounds, while Peggy Hawthorne finished with seven points and Michelle Mason three. Potter Valley JV boys 60, Laytonville 50 The Potter Valley JV boys won out, 60-50, over Laytonville Friday evening. Kyle Vonfeldt scored 21 points in the win as well as grabbing seven steals and dishing out six assists, while Dustin Browne finished with 22 points and eight rebounds. Gabe Ellis finished with 10 boards and eight points, while John March and David Dalton each finished with four points. Wolverines lose to Cloverdale The Wolverines lost for the third time in three North Central League I matchups Friday night, falling, 78-61, at Cloverdale. Daniel Jara had another strong game for Willits," finishing with a team-high 26 points as well as 11 rebounds and three steals. "They played excellent defense on us," Willits coach Ed Whipple said of Cloverdale. "They played a good half-court trap that kind of took us out of 'our game! And they were real quick." The Wolverines trailed by seven at the end of the first quarter and fell further behind when the Eagles outscored them, 2611, for the second period. After the break, the Wolverines fought back some, outscoring Cloverdale, 20-13 in the third quarter, but the deficit was too big to overturn. "We played a little better in the second half, but the second quarter killed us," Whipple said. Corey McFadden also had a strong night for Willits, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, while Jesse Harriett and Terry Th6n)as v each r fim'sHed with five points^ t • '•'-" : Associated Press MANCHESTER, England — Mike Tyson gave a frenzied sellout crowd of 21,000 what it came to see with an explosive attack that knocked down British champion Julius Francis five times and stopped him in the second round Saturday night. Tyson, fighting for the first time in Britain, needed a quick and clean victory, and he got it in the MEN Arena. Francis didn't run and did his best to exchange punches with the former heavyweight champion, who was wild early in the first round. Francis actually landed a couple good body punches. Then, at about 2:18 of the round, Tyson sent Francis down for a 9-count with a short right to the jaw. Just before the bell, Tyson landed another hard right that put Francis down. A knocked-down fighter can't be saved by the bell but Francis managed to scramble up at 7. The second round lasted only 1:03 as Tyson came charging out of his corner to finish the job. Tyson knocked down Francis with a left hook to the body. The British champion got up at the count of 8, but then went down for a 7-count from a right to the body and right uppercut to the head. Another right uppercut sent Francis down for the third time in the round and referee Roy Francis, no relation, halted the bout without counting. Francis' troubles actually started when Tyson was allowed to enter Britain on Jan. 16. There had been controversy about His arrival because of his three-year prison term on a rape conviction. But Tyson became the media darling in England and very popular with the public. His appearance in Manchester produced $34 million in business, according to the Manchester Evening News. '. Although Tyson's trip angered some groups in the country, .it actually turned out to be contrb- versy-free. He did cause a stir Friday when he went to the airport and it was reported he tried to get on a flight out of the country. "He never tried to get .a flight," Frank Warren, the promoter, said. But Warren did say the fighter went to the airport to buy some magazines and then returned to the hotel for his official weigh-in. "This is what I want to do every time out," said the 35- year-old Tyson, who won for ju;st the second time in his last five fights. His previous fight was; a controversial one-round no-contest against Orlin Norris, who was knocked down by Tyson with a punch after the bell. "I was surprised he kept getting up," Tyson said of Francis. "I hit him with some good body shots." 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