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Sampras to play in RCA Championships – [Nov 28, 2002]

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- Pete Sampras, who won his record 14th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open in September, has committed to play in next year’s RCA Championships. The tournament is from July 19-27 at the Indianapolis Tennis Center, where Sampras made his last appearance three years ago. Sampras holds a 28-6 lifetime record in Indianapolis, where he has won three singles titles (1991, 1992, 1996). Tweet … Read entire article »

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Sampras becomes a father [ Nov 25, 2002]

November 25, 2002 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pete Sampras has become a father for the first time. Sampras’ wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, gave birth to Christian Charles last Thursday in Los Angeles, according to Deborah Grimes, the actress’ spokeswoman. Both mother and baby are healthy, Grimes said. The couple was married two years ago. Sampras won his record 14th Grand Slam tennis title at the U.S. Open in September. Wilson’s film credits include “The Wedding Planner” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Tweet … Read entire article »

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Call Pete Sampras ‘daddy’ [Nov 24, 2002]

Pete Sampras added an important new fact to his impressive resume this week when he became a father for the first time. A valued source confirmed that Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, welcomed a son to their family. Mom and baby are reported to be doing fine and there is no word yet on what the couple have named their new arrival. Sampras, who holds a record 14 Grand Slam titles, won his last major at the US Open in September. Since that time, he’s been contemplating whether to retire or return to the tour for the 2003 season. Sampras has admitted he is torn between seeking an eighth career Wimbledon title and ending his career with his recent success at Flushing Meadows. By Sandra Harwitt and Matt Cronin Source: … Read entire article »

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Sampras wavers on retirement [Nov 18, 2002]

November 18, 2002 If anything, Pete Sampras has become more conflicted than ever about his tennis future since winning the U.S. Open in September. There has been no bolt of wisdom or inspiration, only his own counsel. It sounds so simple when you hear athletes talking about retiring on their own terms. Well, it’s not. “There’s a lot going on, and I need to decide in the next couple of weeks,” Sampras said Friday in Costa Mesa, Calif., where he was appearing at a function for a watch maker he endorses. “I’ve been in limbo for the last month, not avoiding it, but just not sure. It’s all coming to terms with stopping.” His plan of playing for at least another year was pleasantly disrupted by his U.S. Open victory against his biggest rival, Andre … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras Movado Signing [Nov 15, 2002]

On Friday, November 15, Tennis Legend Pete Sampras, winner of 14 Grand Slam Tennis Championships, met fans and signed autographs while showing off the new Special Edition Movado Pete Sampras SE Denim Watch. Created to commemorate Pete’s 14th Grand Slam victory at the 2002 U.S. Open, only 14 of these watches have been made. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the watch will go to the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation to assist brain tumor patients and their families. The 14 Movado Pete Sampras SE Denim watches, retailing for $2002 each, are on sale now exclusively at Macy’s South Coast Plaza or by calling 715-556-0611 ext. 4444. Purchasers will also receive a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Tweet … Read entire article »

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Q&A with Bridgette Wilson-Sampras [Nov 11, 2002]

November 11, 2002 Though she’s eight months pregnant, the 29-year-old actress and wife of tennis star Pete Sampras is still quick on her feet. Her latest film, Extreme Ops, opens on Nov. 27. SI: If you have a boy, would you consider naming him Andre or Lleyton? Wilson-Sampras: No. SI: You play an Olympic gold medal skier in Extreme Ops. How good a skier are you? Wilson-Sampras: Should I be truthful? I’ve only skied a couple of times in my life. Any skier would say I stink. SI: Tell me about your character in Extreme Ops. Wilson-Sampras: She’s won a gold medal in downhill skiing and she’s the one sort of outsider who comes in with all these extreme sports people who don’t really accept her because it’s like ‘Oh, … Read entire article »

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