Sport in Short: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN MEN'S HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Adelaide) Second round: J Fitzgerald (Aus) bt J Stoltenberg (Aus) 6-3 6-4; J Stark (US) bt J Burillo (Sp) 7-6 6-2; A O'Brien (US) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 6-4 6-4; R Fromberg (Aus) bt D Pate (US) 7-6 7-6.

QATAR OPEN (Doha) Quarter-finals: S Edberg (Swe) bt Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 6-3 6-4; G Pozzi (It) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 7-5 5-7 7-5; B Becker (Ger) bt S Simian (Fr) 7-6 6-2; J Sanchez (Sp) bt A Merenov (Rus) 4-6 7-5 6-0.

MALAYSIAN OPEN (Kuala Lumpur) Singles second round: R Agenor (Haiti) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 6-2 1-6 7-6; R Reneberg (US) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-4 6-1; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt R Bergh (Swe) 7-5 2-6 7-5. Doubles quarter-finals: A Malik (Malay) and R Benson (US) bt R Bathman and R Bergh (Swe) 4-6 6-4 7-6; J Eltingh and P Haarhuis (Neth) bt L Lavalle (Mex) and van Rensburg 6-1 6-3; T Kempers M Oosting (Neth) bt B Pearce (US) and B Talbot (SA) 7-6 6-7 6-4.

MICHAEL STICH served 31 aces yesterday to beat Guy Forget, of France, 6-2,

6-7, 7-6, and earn the No 1 seeds, Germany, a place against Spain in the final of the Hopman Cup mixed teams tournament in Perth, Australia.

HOPMAN CUP MIXED TEAM TOURNAMENT (Perth) Semi-final: Germany bt France 2-1 (Ger names first): S Graf bt N Tauziat 6-3

6-4; M Stich bt G Forget 6-2 6-7 7-6. Mixed doubles: Forget and Tauziat bt Stich and Graf 2-4 ret.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Brisbane) Second round: M Jaggard- Lai (Aus) bt N Baudone (It) 6-3 7-6; Wang Shi-ting (Taiwan) bt J Halard (Fr) 6-4 6-1; N van Lottum (Fr) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 4-6 6-2 7-5; R McQuillan (Aus) bt N Pratt (Aus) 6-4 6-3; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt S Rottier (Neth) 6-1 4-6 6-1. Third round: M Maleeva (Bul) bt L Davenport (US) 6-3 6-2.

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