On this day 4 June 1994 (Exactly 26 years ago today) 4-time major singles champion, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain beat Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4 for her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd French singles crown. Recounting the post-fight events, the hard-hitting Quartey told the Graphic Sports that he told himself upon entering the ring that he needed to return to Bukom in Accra with the WBA belt. Location: Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France. user = "newswires"; Ike Quartey is still a world title contender at 37, and just last weekend lost on a 12-round decision to the hard-hitting American, Winky Wright. It is the only “double bagel” Grand Slam final of the Open Era.

"What a great fight it was, too," grins Eastwood. Larry O'Connell, Britain's No.1 referee, had Quartey in front by a point at the finish, but a storming last round tipped the scales in Oscar's favour. She is Spain’s first female champion at Roland Garros since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1998. He does a lot of things wrong.... and has invited alienation from fans rather than adulation.". Crisanto Espana’s camp suspected me of doping - Ike Quartey. Justine Henin kept her cool and capped her comeback, while a nervous Mary Pierce endured the worst drubbing in a French Open final since 1988. Sections. "He was only seven when he first knocked out an opponent.". At the time of the stoppage, one judge had Quartey ahead, one had him behind and a third judge had the fight even. Judge: Justo Vasquez Marcos 99-95 The referee stopped the action and administered a mandatory eight-count to Espana. Nelson, however, was all their daddies, and Quartey's biggest critic. Now 30, Cris would hang up his gloves after only one more fight, and return home to Angel Falls, sadly without the lovely Bangor girl he wed here, and a young family. // End -->

Nelson warned Quartey of the pitfalls. The Belfast Telegraph is a member of IPSO and subscribes to its Editors' Code of Practice Biography Quartey is a member of Accra’s Ga tribe. It’s our favourite tournament in Spain and I want to thank all my Spanish supporters. Some Notable Roland Garros Finals on this day. Tweet. Dominant on serve and consistently threatening from the baseline, Li overcame a late wobble to take away Schiavone’s title in one hour and 48 minutes. "I talk out of concern, not malice, and fear the new champion may have a self-destruct button. The Ghanaian had been shaken, not stirred, by an Espana uppercut in the seventh, but to this tough young warrior, a fist in the face was like a whiff of oxygen. document.write(user + '@' + site + ''); It was Evert’s 15th major title, having won the French Open five times, the U.S. Open six times, Wimbledon three times, and the Australian Open once Describing Espana’s fight as the toughest in his illustrious career, Bazooka disclosed further that he had to go through hell to beat the Venezuelan with a strategic game plan. “I’m so, so excited – to play in a Grand Slam against one of the best players, it’s the perfect final,” Muguruza said. Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.