Sport in Short: Tennis

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JIM COURIER won the St Jude men's tournament in Memphis, requiring seven match points before beating the giant- killer, fellow American Todd Martin 5-7 7-6 7-6 in the final.

STUTTGART MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: C Pioline (Fr) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 6-4 5-7 6-3; M Larsson (Swe) bt C Costa (Sp) 7-6 3-6

7-6; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-2 6-2; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 6-4 7-5; A Volkov (Rus) bt H Holm (Swe) 6-3 5-7 6-2; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt T Muster (Aut) 6-2 6-4.

PHILADELPHIA MEN'S TOURNAMENT: R Furlan (It) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-2 6-2; J Tarango (US) bt J Oncins (Bra) 6-2 2-6 7-5; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-2 6-4.

PARIS WOMEN'S OPEN First round: N Muns- Jagerman (Neth) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-2 6-0; D Monami (Bel) bt E Zardo (Swit) 6-4 6-4; Mary Pierce (Fr) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 3-6 6-1 6-3; N Tauziat (Fr) bt K Habsudova (Slovak) 6-1 5-7 6-4; J Halard (Fr) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 6-3 6-1.

ATP MEN'S SINGLES RANKINGS: 1 J Courier (US) 3,615 pts; 2 P Sampras (US) 3,399; 3 S Edberg (Swe) 3,182; 4 B Becker (Ger) 2,728; 5 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 2,595; 6 P Korda (Cz Rep) 2,325; 7 M Chang (US) 2,300; 8 A Agassi (US) 2,035; 9 I Lendl (US) 1,832; 10 S Bruguera (Sp) 1,603; 11 M Stich (Ger) 1,583; 12 C Costa (Sp) 1,559; 13 R Krajicek (Neth) 1,535; 14 G Forget (Fr) 1,528; 15 T Muster (Aut) 1,391; 16 A Volkov (Rus) 1,334; 17 M Washington (US) 1,320; 18 H Holm (Swe) 1,279; 19 K Novacek (Cz Rep) 1,274; 20 W Ferreira (SA) 1,250.

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