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Pete Sampras Biography

Winning Ways, First Years On Tour, First Grand Slam, Chronology, Born To WinCONTACT INFORMATION

1971-

American tennis player

Pete Sampras

During 2002 Sampras earned his record fourteenth Grand Slam title when he won the U.S. Open. With eight titles at Wimbledon, five at the U.S. Open, and three at the Australian Open, only the clay courts of the French Open have persistently denied Sampras a Grand Slam championship. His unemotional but powerful game is built on a serve that crosses the net at up to 130 miles per hour and is backed up by excellent ground strokes and precise serve-and-volley skills. Added to his physical abilities is his single-minded determination to win, which has made him one of the greatest players in the game.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: ATP Tour, 420 W. 45th Street, New York, New York 10036.

Pete Sampras

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