Sampras defeats Courier in the Champions Cup opener

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Former world no.1 and 14 time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras won the HSBC Tennis Cup, the first event of the 2011 Champions Series.

He defeated fellow American Jim Courier 8-6 in th finals after beating Michael Chang in the semifinals with a score line 6-4.

Courier overcame Jimmy Connors in the semis, eliminating him 7-5. For Connors, this was the first competitive match in 11 years.


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