Quist dies at 78, was 3-time champ at Australian Open


Adrian Quist, three-time Australian Open singles tennis champion, died in Sydney, Australia, at age 78 after a long fight with cancer.

Quist won the Australian doubles title eight times with John Bromwich and twice with Don Turnbull.

He won the Wimbledon men's doubles title twice and the French Open and U.S. Open doubles titles once each.

* Several militant anti-apartheid groups said they would demonstrate this week against the first major tennis tournament in South Africa in four years.

The Standard Bank ATP Tour World Doubles Finals, which will begin tomorrow in Johannesburg, features the eight top-ranked doubles teams, led by Australia's John Fitzgerald and Sweden's Anders Jarryd.

South Africa was awarded the $1 million event after its three racially divided tennis groups reached tentative agreement this year on a unified governing body called Tennis South Africa.

However, the most militant of the three, the Tennis Association of South Africa, said unity talks were not complete and they would demonstrate outside Standard Bank Arena.

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