Articles by Steve Wilstein

Safin Talks His Way to Victory

  • 30 May 05
  • The Associated Press
Cap backward, his dialogue with himself rarely pausing, Marat Safin negotiated around danger once more in his zigzag path through the French Open for a shot at a second straight Grand Slam title.

Skating Scandal Returns to Haunt ISU

  • 05 August 02
  • The Associated Press
From the start of the Olympic figure skating scandal, the International Skating Union has steered clear of allegations of a conspiracy involving Russians.

Losing Face With the Mob?

  • 05 August 02
  • The Associated Press
This was the kind of dizzy scheme that could get a wise guy kicked out of the Russian mafia. Or laughed out. Smuggling, da. Extortion, da. Murder, da. Fixing figure skating, nyet.

Venus, Safin Come of Age on Courts

  • 23 December 00
  • The Associated Press
In a two-week show of talent and patience at the 2000 U.S. Open, Marat Safin came of age, beating Pete Sampras in the final and becoming the first Russian to win the event.

Agassi Captures 5th Grand Slam, Serena First

Courier's Back After Moya Upset

Kafelnikov Survives 1st Round

Russian Teen Star Seethes at Age Rule

Rafter Claims U.S. Open for Australia

Hingis Cruises By Williams In Final

Seles Conquers Pierce In Return to Old Form

Sampras Sweeps Past Muster Into Final

Painful Past Stalks Seles, Mars Win

Seles Stays Undefeated Down Under

Agassi Survives First Round, Stumble

Agassi Survives First Round, Stumble

Courier Next for Charging Sampras

Painful Past Stalks Seles, Mars Win

Williams: Triumph In Defeat

Reneberg Ousts Becker in U.S. Open

Seles to File Negligence Suit

Capriati 'on Heroin' At Bust, Lawyer Says