Capriati Defeats Zvereva in First Round Play
Oct. 08, 1996
FILDERSTADT, Germany (AP) _ Jennifer Capriati, continuing her comeback from drug problems, beat a tiring Natasha Zvereva 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 Tuesday in the first round of the $450,000 Porsche Grand Prix tournament.
In other matches, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina was upset by Asa Carlsson of Sweden 7-5, 6-4, despite leading 5-2 during the first set.
Judith Weisner of Austria defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat 7-5, 7-5, and Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic beat Samantha Smith of England 6-1, 6-2.