Sporting Highlights for 1995

Here are the sporting highlights of the world of sport in 1995. Steffi Graf won three of the four tennis grand slam tournaments. Basketballer Michael Jordan was the Top Earner for 1995. Major events for this year include the Rugby World Cup, won by South Africa.

Miguel Indurain of Spain won the 82nd Tour de France, which was his fifth straight tour win. Thought three others have won the tour five times, he is the only person to win the event five times in consecutive years. The event witnessed an unfortunate accident in the 15th stage descent which resulted in the death of Fabio Casartelli. The 16th stage of the tour was raced non-competitively as a mark of respect.

Annika Sorenstam is as renowned a name in golf as Tiger Woods is and is regarded as the best women golfer of all-time. It all started with her first major win at U.S. Women's Open in 1995. She went on to win the event two more time for a total of 10 majors in her career.

Andre Agassi won the Australian Open defeating Pete Sampras for his second grand slam title. Steffi Graf, to whom Agassi would eventually get married to, won three grand slams that year, which had pretty much become a routine for her by then. Monica Seles made her comeback two years after the ugly stabbing incident and enjoyed decent success that year which was followed by the Australian Open win the following year.

George Foreman, who came back from retirement and became the oldest fighter, at 45, to ever to win the World Heavyweight Championship, lost both his WBA and IBF titles refusing to fight Tony Tucker and re-fight Axel Schulz.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1995.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Andre Agassi and Mary Pierce
Feb Super Bowl held in Miami won by San Francisco
April Golf Masters won by Ben Crenshaw (his 2nd win)
May 25 - June 24 Rugby World Cup won by South Africa
May Tennis French Open won by Thomas Muster and Steffi Graf.
June Golf US Open won by Corey Pavin
July the Cycling Tour de France was won by Miguel IndurĂ¡in
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
July Golf British Open won by John Daly
July The women's world cup, held in Sweden, was won by Norway over Germany.
Aug Golf US PGA won by Steve Elkington
Sep Tennis US Open won by Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Atlanta Braves

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

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