Sampras ousted in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Marat; Safin overwhelmed Pete Sampras with his crunching backhand and attacking returns today and advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Safin broke Sampras' serve in the opening game and dominated the first two sets, then withstood a comeback attempt to win 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8).

Results, Page 2D, story, Page 8D

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