TENNIS ROUNDUP : Huber Gets Her Wish and Beats Navratilova

From Associated Press

German teen-ager Anke Huber upset nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), in the final of a $350,000 tournament Sunday at Filderstadt, Germany.

The victory by the 16-year-old Huber spoiled Navratilova's bid to equal Chris Evert's record of 157 tournament victories.

It was only the second tournament win for Huber and her biggest so far. Her first was last year at Schenectady, N.Y.

"Anke was simply better," Navratilova said.

Huber was jubilant after beating the tournament's top-seeded player.

"I have been dreaming about this victory, but I never thought it would happen," she said. "I still can't believe it."

Huber chose a new automobile over $70,000 in prize money, even though she is too young to get a driver's license in Germany.

Huber, who trains with the same coach as Steffi Graf and Boris Becker, clinched the victory in a tiebreaker after 1 hour 53 minutes.

Ivan Lendl overpowered David Wheaton, 6-3, 7-5, 6-1, to win the Hong Kong Invitational tournament for the second consecutive year.

Lendl, ranked fifth in the world, broke Wheaton in the third and ninth games in the first set. He had a tougher time in the second set, but won it with a service break in the 12th game.

Lendl dominated the third set, breaking Wheaton three times.

Wheaton was eliminated from the tournament Friday after finishing second behind Japan's Shuzo Matsuoka in group play.

However, Matsuoka became ill Saturday, giving Wheaton a chance to play in the semifinals, where he beat Michael Chang, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7).

Lendl advanced to the final by beating Australian Todd Woodbridge, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

The tournament's 16 players were divided into four groups, with the winner in each group advancing to the semifinals.

Second-seeded Pete Sampras defeated France's Olivier Delaitre, 6-1, 6-1, to win a $500,000 Grand Prix tournament at Lyon, France.

Sampras used strong first serves to gain his third tournament victory this year.

"My serve is the base of my game," Sampras said. "But I didn't play as well as I expected.

"I wasn't hitting the ball well. But Olivier wasn't playing too well, either."

The match lasted less than an hour, as Sampras, ranked No. 7 in the world, dominated Delaitre, ranked No. 57.

Sampras won the U.S. Open in 1990. Since then, he has been bothered by injuries, but he has made a comeback by winning tournaments at Los Angeles and Indianapolis this season.

Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany defeated Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, to win a $250,000 tournament at Vienna.

For Stich, seeded No. 1 and the world's No. 4 player, it was his fourth tournament victory this season.

"I did what was basically necessary," Stich said. "I knew that Jan could do me no harm."

Stich, who was ranked 42nd at the beginning of the year, also beat Siemerink in straight sets last week at Berlin.

By achieving a break in each set, Stich had the advantage of winning the set with his own service. In the third set, Siemerink made only five points in five games, three of them in the last game.

Bryan Shelton defeated Jacco Eltingh of the Netherlands, 7-6, 7-6, to win the Egyptian International tournament at Cairo.

Shelton won the first set on Eltingh's unforced errors. Eltingh played better in the second set, scoring with strong passing shots.

Shelton had trouble with his serve in the second set, but all in all, was too strong for Eltingh.

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