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Sampras' ambition remains intact

Updated: January 11, 2001, 9:49 PM ET

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Pete Sampras, winner of the most men's singles Grand Slam titles in tennis history, said on Tuesday that his desire for success still burns brightly.

The American surpassed Roy Emerson's record of major honors when he secured his 13th career grand slam crown with his seventh victory at Wimbledon last year.

Sampras, 29, is preparing for the Australian Open after competing in just one tournament -- the Masters Cup in December -- since losing the final of ...

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