Sport in Short: Tennis

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PETE SAMPRAS, the top seed and world No 2 from the United States, has withdrawn from the Pure Cup men's tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a stress fracture of the right ankle and could be sidelined for up to two months.

PURE CUP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Scottsdale, Arizona): First round: M Washington (US) bt D Flach (US) 6-4 7-6; A O'Brien (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 7-6 1-0 ret; B Gilbert (US) bt R Furlan (It) 6-3 7-6; L Mattar (Bra) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-3 7-5; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt D Pate (US) 6-3 3-6 6-4; K Evans (US) bt A Mancini (Arg) 6-3 5-7 6-4; J Yzaga (Peru) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 1-6 6-2 7-5; G Markus (Arg) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 7-5 6-7 6-3.

EVERY player in the singles and doubles at this week's men's indoor tournament in Rotterdam will be drug-tested.

MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Rotterdam) First round: K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-0 6-4; A Volkov (Rus) bt M Schapers (Neth) 6-2 6-4; O Camporese (It) bt J Bates (GB) 6-2 6-0; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt B Steven (NZ) 6-0 2-6 6-2;T Nijssen (Neth) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-3 4-6 6-2; K Carlsen (Den) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-4 7-5; A Jarryd (Swe) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-2 6-4; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt K Kucera (Slovak) 5-7 6-4 6-2.

EVERT CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Indian Wells, California): First round: K Rinaldi (US) bt T Price (SA) 7-5 4-6 6-4; G Helgeson (US) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-3 6-1; C Cunningham (US) bt J Hetherington (Can) 6-2 6-1; S Rottier (Neth) bt L Ferrando (It) 6-4 1-6 6-1; J Steven (US) bt J Byrne (Aus) 6-3 3-6 6-2; E Reinach (SA) bt C Papadaki (Gr) 6-4 6-1; D Graham (US) bt L Field (Aus) 6-0 6-1; K Po (US) bt R White (US) 6-3 6-1; L Davenport (US) bt A Gavaldon (US) 5-7 7-6 6-2; R McQuillan (Aus) bt M Zivec-Skulj (Ger) 1-6 6-3 6-2; A Grossman (US) bt M Javer (GB) 7-6 6-3; R Hiraki (Japan) bt J Santrock (US) 6-2 6-1; J Kruger (SA) bt N Miyagi (Japan) 4-6 6-4 6-4; R Jensen (US) bt G Pizzichini (It) 7-5 7-6; C Kuhlman (US) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-2 7-5; A Temesvari (Hung) bt M L Daniels (US) 6-7 7-5 6-3.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Linz, Austria) First round: C Singer (Ger) bt S Dopfer (Aut) 5-7 7-5 7-6; S Meier (Ger) bt C Mothes (Fr) 6-1 7-6; M Maleeva- Fragniere (Swit) bt N Van Lottum (Fr) 6-0 6-3; K Boogert (Neth) bt N Bykova-Jegorova (Rus) 7-5 6-3.

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