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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - June 10, 1992, Tokyo, Japan 24 PACIFIC STARS AND STRIPES JUNE SPORTS Now comes the tough part for Seles BY HAL BOCK The Associated Press Now comes the tough part for Jim Courier and Monica each halfway to that most elu sive of tennis a Grand Now comes Its one thing to win on the hard courts of the Aus tralian Open and the and the red clay of the If s quite another to win on the erratic grass of the very proper All England Lawn Ten nis and Croquet Club each they conduct a tour nament known simply as The Welcome to where the ball bounces this way and sometimes sometimes rarely the same two times in a It can drive the best players to Ivan who never quite solved the mysteries of Wim bledons skips and low once stayed home from the tournament announc ing he was allergic to Go argue with The All England Club sits se renely on the outskirts of Lon its pristine grass carefully cared fertilized and mani watered and By the end of the center court will be a scuffed beaten up by two weeks of more dirt than Still it is prim and proper and unlike any oth er place in It oozes aura and It can be an intimi dating even for the most mature And for all their success Couri er and Seles remain one the other Each is flourishing right Courier a dominating winner at the French after Seles survived a marathon struggle with Steffi Now comes the real chal though the crazy bounces off Wimbledons Neither has really solved the surface so at is making He reached the quar terfinals a year ago following a firstround elimination in 1989 and a thirdround wipeout in I played well there last he I feel I can play well there Ill do my Right he is the 1 player hi the world and enjoy Tbe Associated Press Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf in womens final at Exworld sprint cycle champ retires The Associated Press TOKYO Koichi who won a record 10 straight world professional sprint titles between 1977 and said Monday he will retire from bi cycle Its a great pleasure for a sportsman to retire while his fans are still Nakano I have always thought I should retire after finding the limit of my He said he reached his limit last July when he was eliminat ed in the semifinals of the All Japan Championships in his hometown of Fukuoka on Ja pans southernmost main island of Nakano won 666 of the races he competed in and earned a record for a professional according the Japan Professional Cycling Players The Associated Press Jim Courier reacts to his win over Petr Korda in French ing every moment of display ing the kind of charisma Ameri ca demands in its tennis At the he cele brated his victory by jumping in the Yarra At with the Seine too far he topped off his win by taking a phantom Johnny Carson golf a tribute to the recently retired television entertainer who was at court Then he spoke to the crowd in butchering the language a bit but speak ing like a Spanish he said but at least making the Now he has to get tug down on the bill of his baseball and go after the be ginning June After that comes the Grand Slam the Open in New York at the end of Seles reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1989 and the quarters the next year before passing last June with what she said was a stress frac ture in her She followed her lastminute withdrawal with a Madonna act mysteri ous comings and often hidden under a huge It was certainly not the first time a 17 yearold has pulled that but it had the English tabloids speculating on everything from pregnancy to Now a mature Seles may bring a different perspective to Wimbledon this Her threequarters Slam last year gave her some food for I will always have to live with she It will always be The little For next year Wimbledon will be the most Its the only one I havent won for my is her next Cash takes an opening win in Queens Club tennis The Associated Press LONDON Pat Cash beat Jeff Tarango 61 Monday in the opening round of the Queens Club grasscourt tour increasing his chances of being offered a wild card to one of three former Wimbledon champions competing at Queens has slipped to 214th in the world But he needed only 51 minutes to defeat Army sweeps Armed Forces Championships tides Special to Stripes CASTLE AIR FORCE In sweeping both the mens and womens team the Army qualified 10 ath five from the Presidio of San for this months National Track and Field Championships last weekend in the Armed Forces Champion ships Army beat out the Air Force for both team Army edging Air Force 66 points to 62 in womens compe tition and beating Air Force 86 78 in the mens competition on the college track at nearby TRACK AND FIELD Navy was third 33 mens 32 women and the Ma rine Corps last Sixteen total servicemembers qualified for the Among those qualifying for the National Champion ships June 1928 at Tad Gorm ley Stadium City Park in New Orleans were Army womens sprinters Julia Turing 100 me 200 meters and Stephanie Thomas 100 hurdles of the Turing set a meet record by running the 100 in sec onds and the 200 in sec clocked a in the 400 and also tossed the javelin mean broke her own 100meter clocking a and teamed with Turing to help Army win the 400meter relay in Eight male soldiers also qual including Dino Napier 200 John Regis ter 400 meters and Marty Perkins discus of Darryl Davis long jump of the University of Alabamas ROTC Ralph Spry long jump of Fort Aaron Pogue meters of Fort Kirk Harrington decathlon of Fort and Michael Mielke discus of Fort Napier ran the 100 in a meet and won the 200 in Register took the 400 intermediate hur dles in and he and Napier teamed to help Army win the relay in 3 Perkins tossed a shot put of 54 while Mielke threw the discus Two Michael Michno meters of WrightPat terson Air Force and Steve Pecinovsky 20kilo meter walk of Maxwell Air Force will also head to New Michno took the meters in Navy qualifiers included Maureen Magnon hammer throw of Pensacola Naval Air Carlos Ward 800 meters of Long and Joe Healy high jump of Spring The lone Marine Corps qualifier was An thony Pollard high jump of Ward turned in a in the 800 Turing won the womens General Motors Sportsmanship while the Marine Corps Wilson was so honored in the mens
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