Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Becker Heads 2003 Hall Class

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Becker Heads 2003 Hall Class

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Boris Becker, who won Wimbledon in 1985 at age 17 to become the youngest man to win a Grand Slam, will be enshrined with three others into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 12. Francoise Durr, Nancy Richey and Brian Tobin also will be inducted.

Durr won the 1967 French Open and 11 major doubles titles. Richey captured the 1967 Australian Open and the 1968 French Open. Tobin was president of the International Tennis Federation from 1991-99.

AROUND THE COURTS -- Taylor Dent beat Vladimir Voltchkov 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Kroger St. Jude tournament in Memphis. Dent will play Vince Spadea, who beat Mardy Fish 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Brian Vahaly reached his first ATP semifinal with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory against Irakli Labadze. He will play Andy Roddick, who beat Robby Ginepri 6-4, 6-4. Third-seeded Amanda Coetzer will try to win her first title since 2001 after beating Laura Granville 6-4, 6-1. Lisa Raymond downed Cho Yoon-jeong 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. . . . Gustavo Kuerten defeated Felix Mantilla 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 and Carlos Moya beat Luis Horna 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals of the Copa AT&T tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Guillermo Coria ousted David Nalbandian 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, and Gaston Gaudio beat Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-4. . . . Raemon Sluiter and Sebastien Grosjean advanced to meet in the semifinals of the ABN Amro in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after Juan-Carlos Ferrero (ankle) and Nicolas Escude (hamstring) retired with injuries. Max Mirnyi beat Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4). He will face Roger Federer, who beat Sjeng Schalken 6-2, 6-4. . . . Top-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Jennifer Capriati 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the final of the Dubai Open against Monica Seles, who won when second-seeded Amelie Mauresmo retired because of a thigh injury. . . . Pete Sampras withdrew from the Franklin Templeton Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz. …

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