Sport in Short: Tennis

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STEFAN EDBERG has had a recurrence of the back trouble that affected him at the Australian Open and is likely to withdraw from next week's dollars 2.25m ( pounds 1.6m) Eurocard Open in Stuttgart, the richest tournament on the ATP Tour, excluding the end-of- season championship in Frankfurt.

LTA MEN'S INDOOR SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Eastbourne): Singles, first round: Second round: T Kempers (Neth) bt P Bouteyre (Fr) 6-3 6-3; S Hette (Fr) bt H Priller (Aut) 6-3 6-3; F Cousin (Fr) bt M Barnard (SA) 6-2 7-6; M Petchey (GB) bt A Foster (GB) 6-3 6-0; C Wilkinson (GB) bt D Sapsford (GB) 6-1 6-3; M Maclagan (GB) bt R Wawra (Aus) 6-3 7-6; P Pambianco (It) bt W Arthurs (Aus) 7-6 6-7 6-2; C Geyer (Ger) bt R Eriksson (Swe) 6-3 4-6 6-2.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Sunderland): Quarter-finals: S Parhomenko (Rus) bt L Ahl (GB) 6-3 6-4; A Sidot (Fr) bt H Vildonva (Cz Rep) 1-6 7-5 6-1; V Humphreys-Davies (GB) bt T Obziler (Isr) 6-3 6-1; G Coorengel (Neth) bt L Zaltz 6-0 6-0.

IVAN LENDL is expected to drop out of the world's top 10 for only the second time since 1980 after losing to Wally Masur in the Milan men's indoor tournament.

MILAN MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT Second round: A Boetsch (Fr) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 3-6 6-3 6-3; S Bruguera (Sp) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 6-4 7-6; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-1 6-4; W Masur (Aus) by I Lendl (US) 7-6 4-6 6-4; B Becker (Ger) bt W Ferreira (SA) 7-5 6-3.

VIRGINIA SLIMS TOURNAMENT (Chicago) First round: E Reinach (SA) bt K Adams (US) 6-7 6-3 6-2. Second round: I Majoli (Croa) bt T Whitlinger (US) 7-6 7-5; B Schultz (Neth) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-1 6-2; K Maleeva (Bul) bt M Werdel (US) 6-0 6-1; M Navratilova (US) bt R Fairbank-Nideffer (SA) 6-4 6-4; M J Fernandez (US) bt A Grossman (US) 6-4 6-2; Z Garrison (US) bt E Reinach (SA) 6-0 6-1.

ST JUDE MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Memphis) Second round: J Courier (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-3 6-4; M Chang (US) bt N Borwick (Aus) 6-4 7-5; D Randall (US) bt M Washington (US) 7-6 6-4; J Eltingh (Neth) bt F Clavet (Sp) 4-6 6-3 6-4; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-3 6-0; B Gilbert (US) bt L Herrera (Mex) 6-4 7-6; J Stark (US) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-4 6-4; K Braasch (Ger) bt L Mattar (Bra) 4-6 6-3 6-3; C Adams (US) bt J Grabb (US) 6-4 7-6 ; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-3 6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt B Gilbert (US) 6-2 4-6 6-2.

ASIAN CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Amagasaki, Japan) Singles, second round: Wang Shi-Ting (Tai) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 6-2 6-4; P Paradis- Mangon (Fr) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-3 7-5; J Novotna (Cz) bt J Sutedja (Indon) 6-0 6-0; K Date (Japan) bt K Radford (Aus) 6-0 6-0; M Miyauchi (Japan) bt N Sawamatsu (Japan) 1-6 6-4 6-3; L Gildemeister (Peru) bt K Rinaldi (US) 5-7 6-3 6-2; E Smylie (Aus) bt N Miyagi (Japan) 6-7 6-1 6-0; M Maleeva (Bul) bt M Yanagi (Japan) 6-3 6-1.

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