Sport in short: Tennis

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MEN'S AUSTRALIAN HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Adelaide) Second round: C Pioline (Fr) bt T Martin (US) 6-4 6-1; A Volkov (Rus) bt M Naewie (Ger) 6-2 6-1; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt D Rostagno (US) 6-3 6-2; N Kulti (Swe) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 6-4.

WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Brisbane) Second round: L Davenport (US) bt C Wood (GB) 6-3 6-2; J Halard (Fr) bt M Drake (Can) 7-5 6-4; S Wang (Tai) bt E De Lone (US) 6-4 6-3; N Baudone (It) bt P Thoren (Fin) 6-3 6-4. Third round: F Labat (Arg) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 6-1 7-5; C Martinez (Sp) bt M Oremans (Neth) 6-3 3-6 6-3.

HOPMAN CUP MIXED TEAMS TOURNAMENT (Perth, WA) Quarter-final: Semi-final: Spain bt Cz Rep 2-1 (A Sanchez Vicario bt J Novotna 6-3 6-3; E Sanchez lost to P Korda 3-6 4-6; Sanchez and Sanchez Vicario bt Korda and Novotna 3-6 6-3 7-5).

BP CHALLENGER MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Wellington, NZ) First round: R Smith (Baham) bt A Hunt (NZ) 6-3 6-7 6-2. Second round: B Steven (NZ) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-0 7-5; K Thorne (US) bt C Garner (US) 6-1 6-4; B Black (Zim) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-3 7-6; P Moraing (Ger) bt C Dosedel (Cz Rep) 7-6 2-6 6-4.

QATAR OPEN MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Doha): Second round: A Cherkasov (Rus) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-3 5-7 6-4; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt M Schapers (Neth) 7-5 6-2; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-3 7-6; M Gorriz (Sp) bt B Wuyts (Bel) 6-0 6-2.

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