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Mar 29, 2007 – Pete Sampras forms management firm with his brother

Thursday, March 29, 2007 (03-29) 15:03 PDT Los Angeles (AP) — Pete Sampras, winner of a record 14 Grand Slam tennis tournaments, has formed a California-based management company to be run by his brother, a longtime sports marketing executive. Pure Sports Management, LLC, will oversee Sampras’ business opportunities and venture into managing other athletes. “After I retired, I had many different companies approach me with various opportunities and I wanted to streamline all of these deals through one entity,” Sampras said in a statement issued Thursday. “Starting my own company and having my brother Gus run it was a natural, as he has been involved throughout my career.” Sampras won seven Wimbledon championships, five U.S. Open championships and two Australian Open championships during his career. He will be inducted into the International Hall of Fame … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras to play in Greece

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 17, 2007 – InsideOut Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Olympic Tennis Centre in Athens, Greece will host a new International Champions Series tennis tournament, May 17-20 in the first-ever international event on the champions’ tennis circuit co-founded by Hall of Famer Jim Courier. The marquee player of the star-studded round-robin field will be 14-time Grand Slam champion and Greek-American Pete Sampras, who will make his first ever trip to Greece for the event. Also headlining the field will be former US Open and Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis, another standout player of Greek heritage who will be the first-ever current ATP singles player to play in an International Champions Series event. Other players in the field include Courier, former US Open and Australian Open finalist Todd … Read entire article »

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