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  Andre Agassi returns a ball against Yevgeny Kafelnikov on the way to his sixth Grand Slam title. AP

Smoldering start, fiery finish

Agassi downs Kafelnikov to win second Australian title

Andre Agassi won his third title in four Grand Slams with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over defending Australian champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov on Sunday. The Russian jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the way to winning the first set, but after that it was all Agassi as he beat Kafelnikov for the fourth straight time. Coupled with Lindsay Davenport's 6-1, 7-5 victory over Martina Hingis on Saturday, Americans have now swept the past three Grand Slams singles finals.

  • Invader interrupts men's final
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  • Notebook: Davenport catches a wave
  • Australian Open Sunday Results

    Stubbs and Palmer win mixed doubles title
    Rennae Stubbs won her second doubles title when she and Jared Palmer defeated Todd Woodbridge and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.
    FULL STORY

    Leach, Ferreira capture men's doubles title
    The duo netted a grueling 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 18-16 win over Andrew Kratzmann and Wayne Black in a 261-minute match.
    FULL STORY

    Raymond, Stubbs capture women's doubles title
    The 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over Martina Hingis and Mary Pierce kept Hingis from capturing her fourth straight Australian women's doubles title.
    FULL STORY


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    Men's 'final' lives up to hype
    Norman showing plenty of heart
    Capriati no longer tennis' troubled teen

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    El Aynaoui finding success in Australia
    Dokic's father scuffles with camerman
    Agassi, Sampras aiming for greater heights
    Australian Open honors Rod Laver

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