Sunday, May 4, 2003

Venus advances



The Enquirer and wire reports

J&S CUP: Top-seeded Venus Williams beat unseeded Denisa Chladkova 6-3, 7-6 (5) to advance to the final at Warsaw, Poland. She will play second-seeded Amelie Mauresmo, who upset No. 4 Jelena Dokic 7-5, 6-2.

VALENCIA OPEN: French Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero advanced to the final by defeating Flavio Saretta 7-6 (3), 6-2. Ferrero, who's 16-1 on clay this season, will play Christophe Rochus for the title today. He beat Fernando Vicente 6-3, 6-2.

CROATIAN BOL LADIES: Vera Zvonareva, 18, and Conchita Martinez Granados will compete for their first career title today.

BMW OPEN: Jarkko Nieminen reached his fourth career final when Yevgeny Kafelnikov withdrew because of a neck injury in Munich. The Russian was trailing 6-4, 1-0 when he dropped out.




FLYING PIG MARATHON
Locals win Flying Pig
Complete results

REDS SUNDAY GAME
Giants 6, Reds 1
Reds Box, Runs

REDS SATURDAY GAME
Giants 9, Reds 6
Reds notebook: Riedling prepared to start
Harnisch putting in his innings
First win of season gives Graves shot of confidence
Aussie takes American game for a kick and a jog
Reds chatter
Reds Q&A

MORE BASEBALL
Fay: MLB power rankings
NL: Pujols, Cards hot
AL: Pedro twirls five-hitter
Notes from Saturday's games
Louisville 4, Buffalo 1
Cy Young vs. Cy Old
Mix up makes Choi the NL rookie of month
Ex-Astro Lugo says he didn't strike wife

KENTUCKY DERBY
Funny Cide up in Derby
Jockey Santos realizes dream with a gelding
Frankel accepts defeat in stride
A win for owners, and their home state
In a N.Y. minute - or two
No fade at finish for humbled Patton

BENGALS
Bengals begin to take shape
Newest receiver should fit right in
Bengals Q&A
Kitna comes out with early praise for Warrick

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Price fired as Alabama football coach
Tide president made the right call
Alabama players upset by coach's firing

PREP SPORTS
Daugherty: O.J. Mayo
Prep Insider
Prep results, schedule

BASKETBALL
Cronin's goal is to outfox ex-employers UC, U of L for recruits
Pictures worth 1,000 words for Missouri English major
Court: newspaper may be entitled to Knight records
Duncan to repeat as MVP

AUTO RACING
Ky. Speedway still hoping for Cup race
Driver Nadeau critical but improving

HOCKEY
Giguere pulled in loss to Stars
Clones lose finale

GOLF
Verplank maintains 3-shot lead

TENNIS
Venus advances

BOXING
De La Hoya stops Campas

SUNDAY SPORTS SPOTLITE
Ignorance is bliss for Thomas More
Some college coaches can't be trusted
'I made some very, very poor decisions'
Division II Lewis beats BYU for NCAA title
Top Of The Second power rankings

PLAN YOUR DAY
This weekend's sports on TV, radio