Sport in Short: Tennis

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TRACY AUSTIN, the US Open champion in 1979 and 1981, had her first win in nine years when she beat Rennae Stubbs, of Australia, 7-5, 6-4, in the first round of the Evert Cup at Indian Wells, California. The 30-year-old former world No 1 lost two matches in a 1989 comeback. Britain's Clare Wood beat Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer, of South Africa in three sets.

EVERT CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Indian Wells, California) First round: D Van Rensburg (SA) bt C McGregor (US) 6-2 6-3; R Simpson-Alter (US) bt N London (US) 7-6 6-4; C Wood (GB) bt R Fairbank-Niddefer (SA) 4-6 6-2 6-1; N Provis (Aus) bt J Watanabe (US) 7-5 6-1; M Werdel (US) bt T Whitlinger (US) 6-4 6-1; T Austin (US) bt R Stubbs (Aus) 7-5 6-4; A Mall (US) bt K Adams (US) 6-3 5-7 6-4. Second round: A Coetzer (SA) bt R Hiraki (Japan) 6-0 6-1; H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt C Kuhlman (US) 6-1 6-3; B Rittner (Ger) bt J Kruger (SA) 6-1 6-3; P Hy (Can) bt E Reinach (SA) 2-6 7-5 6-2; M J Fernandez (US) level with R Jensen (US) 6-2 6-7 (rain).

PUREX CUP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Scottsdale, Arizona): First round: A Agassi (US) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-0 6-0; D Wheaton (US) bt J Connors (US) 6-3 6-3; T Enqvist (Swe) bt J L Rascon (Sp) 7-5 6-3; M Filippini (Urug) bt R Reneberg (US) 6-3 3-2 ret; D Rostagno (US) bt S Pescosolido (It) 5-7 6-2 6-2; M Ondruska (SA) bt F Clavet (Sp) 6-3 6-4; M Woodforde (Aus) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 3-6 6-4 6-1; E Sanchez (Sp) bt B MacPhie (US) 6-2 6-3.

LTA MEN'S INDOOR SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Telford): First round: M Maclagan (GB) bt L Barthez (Fr) 2-6 6-3 6-4; H Priller (Aut) bt P Bouteyre (Fr) 6-4 6-3; W Arthurs (Aus) bt A Richardson (GB) 7-6 4-6 6-3; M Petchey (GB) bt J Pino (Cuba) 4-6 6-3 6-4; F Silverberg (Bra) bt T Kempers (Neth) 7-5 6-1; M Barnard (SA) bt T Henman (GB) 7-6 6-3; D Sapsford (GB) bt T Grin (Swit) 6-2 1-0 ret; A Foster (GB) bt R Kraus (Ger) 6-4 4-6 7-5; F Cousin (Fr) bt R Eriksson (Swe) 6-3 6-3; C Wilkinson (GB) bt J Delgado (GB) 6-4 6-1; P Pambianco (It) bt J Simbozel (Fr) 6-4 6-4; T Spinks (GB) bt T Breuninger (Ger) 6-3 6-4; R Matheson (GB) bt B Madsen (Hai) 7-6 7-6; S Hette (Fr) bt R Wawra (Aut) 6-4 6-4; A Kitinov (Macedonia) bt C Geyer (Ger) 6-4 6-7 7-6; P Hand (GB) bt T Weindorfer (Aut) 4-6 7-5 7-5.

ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Mexico City): First round: H de la Pena (Arg) bt A Gomez (Ecu) 6-4 6-77-6; A Corretja (Sp) bt J Cuhna da Silva (Port) 2-6 6-3 6-3; J Tarango (US) bt M Strelba (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-2; L Lavalle (Mex) bt J Oncins (Bra) 3-6 6-4 6-2; A Berasategui (Sp) bt J Arrese (Sp) 2-6 6-1 6-0.

MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Rotterdam) First round: R Kok (Neth) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-4 6-4; G Prpic (Croa) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 6-4 6-4; J Siemerink (Neth) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-7 6-1; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt F Roig (Sp) 6-4 7-5. Second round: A Volkov (Rus) bt F Wibier (Neth) 6-3 6-4; D Nargiso (It) bt H Holm (Swe) 3-6 6-3 6-3.

WOMEN'S OPEN (Linz, Aut) First round: S Sabas (Fr) bt M Kochta (Ger) 6-4 7-6; N Baudone (It) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 7-5 2-6 7-5; J Durie (GB) bt H Sprung (Aut) 7-5 6-3; J Wiesner (Aut) bt P Thoren (Fin) 1-6 6-2 6-4. Second round: C Martinez (Sp) bt K Studenikova (Slovak) 4-6 6-3 6-1.

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