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Graf ices wrist and rumors

Top-seeded Steffi Graf ended any lingering doubts about her fitness for Wimbledon by taking part in full practice sessions Saturday.

Five-time titlist Graf, who faces Martina Hingis of Switzerland Tuesday in the first round, flew home to Germany during the week for treatment on an injured right wrist.

Back in London, she played in three one-hour practice sessions although she is still receiving ice-pack treatment as a precaution.

"I hurt it hitting a serve and I went back to Germany for treatment," Graf said. "Obviously it's much better, since I played a full practice today, and now I'm just icing it."

Eastbourne: Nathalie Tauziat ended Chanda Rubin's shutout streak by battling back for a 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 victory to win the grass-court title in England.

Rubin, 19, of Lafayette, La., went into the final having won her previous three sets 6-0. Despite winning the first set, she said she was bothered by an abdominal injury that she hopes will be better by Wimbledon.

Nottingham Open: In England, Javier Frana defeated Todd Woodbridge in the final of the grass-court tournament 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

In doubles, American brothers Luke and Murphy Jensen won their first title since the 1993 French Open, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 over Patrick Galbraith and Danie Visser.

Austria Clay: French Open champion Thomas Muster earned his 39th straight clay-court victory, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 over Stefano Pescosolido in the semifinal of the $375,000 tournament in St. Poelten.

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