Sport in Short: Tennis

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ANDRE AGASSI, the new Wimbledon men's singles champion, and the runner- up Goran Ivanisevic have both signed to compete in the dollars 1m ( pounds 533,333) Australian indoor championship in Sydney from 5-11 October.

IVAN LENDL, the 32-year-old former world No 1, became a US citizen yesterday at a private ceremony in Hartford, Connecticut. Lendl moved to America from his native Czechoslovakia in 1984.

HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT (Newport, Rhode Island) First round: B Shelton (US) bt J Bates (GB) 4-6 7-6 6-4; D Wheaton (US) bt J Pugh (US) 6-4 6-1; G Bloom (Isr) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 7-6 6-3; C van Rensburg (SA) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 6-1

4-6 6-3; S Youl (Aus) bt D Witt (US) 7-5 7-5; B MacPhie (US) bt P Lundgren (Swe) 7-6 6-4; N Borwick (Aus) bt D Rikl (Cz) 7-6 6-4; J Stark (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-3 6-4; S Stolle (Aus) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-2 4-6 6-3

LTA BRISTOL CHALLENGER TROPHY (Bristol Rackets and Health Club): Men's singles, first round: M Petchey (GB) bt M Merz (El Sal) 4-6 6-3

7-6; L Paes (Ind) bt K Ullyett (SA) 6-1 7-6; B Joelson (US) bt M Nastase (Rom) 6-1 6-2; P Rafter (Aus) bt F Wibier (Neth) 6-3 6-0; A Foster (GB) bt B Cowan (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt A Castle (GB) 6-4 6-2; D Vacek (Cz) bt N Gould (GB) 6-4 6-7 7-5; C Wilkinson (GB) bt C Marsh (SA) 6-1 6-1; P Nyborg (Swe) bt S Groen (Neth) 3-6 6-4 7-5.

SWEDISH OPEN (Bastad): Men's singles, first round: J Gunnarsson (Swe) bt J Svensson (Swe) 6-1 7-5; J Oncins (Bra) bt G Lopez (Sp) 6-7 7-6 6-4; M Jaite (Arg) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 6-2 6-2; T Carbonell (Sp) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-4 3-6 7-5; L Jonsson (Swe) bt A Volkov (CIS) 6-4 7-6; J Arrese (Sp) bt M Nawie (Ger) 7-5 5-7 6-2; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt C Miniussi (Arg) 6-4 6-4; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt L Koslowski (Ger) 6-2 6-0; A Boetsch (Fr) bt M Filippini (Urug) 6-2 3-6 6-2; C Pistolesi (It) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-1 6-3.

NEWPORT ATP TOURNAMENT (Rhode Island): Men's singles, first round: R Weiss (US) bt F Montana (US) 6-1 6-2; T Martin (US) bt B Black (Zim) 6-1 6-4; A Thoms (Ger) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-4 7-6; G Pozzi (It) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-7 6-3 6-2; L Herrera (Mex) bt C Saceanu (Ger) 6-4 6-4; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt M Schapers (Neth) 6-2 7-6; J Frana (Arg) bt G Muller (SA) 7-6 6-2.

SWISS OPEN (Gstaad): Men's singles, first round: K Novacek (Cz) bt H Skoff (Aut) 6-3 6-4; M Chang (US) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-4 6-1; F Santoro (Fr) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-4 4-6 7-5. C Pioline (Fr) bt F Fontang (Fr) 6-4 6-0; O Camporese (It) bt S Pescosolido (It) 7-5 6-4.

AUSTRIAN WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Kitzbuhel): First round: A Coetzer (SA) bt B Fulco-Villela (Arg) 6-2 6-3; J Wiesner (Aut) bt V Martinek (Ger) 6-4 6-3; B Paulus (Aut) bt B Schett (Aut) 6-3 6-4; E Sviglerova (Cz) bt N Dahlman (Fin) 4-6 6-4 6-3; W Probst (Ger) bt T Morton (Aus) 6-2 6-0; R Zrubakova (Cz) bt N van Lottum (Fr) 7-5 4-6 6-3; S Meier (Ger) bt M Strandlund (Swe) 4-6 6-3 6-4; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt S Dopfer (Aut) 6-2 6-2; A Dechaume (Fr) bt D Faber (US) 6-0 6-2.

MIDLAND BANK SCHOOLS SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Queenswood, Herts): Boys: Group A: Repton bt Hymers College 6-0; Repton bt Manchester GS 6-0; Bedford Modern bt Manchester GS 4-2; Bedford Modern bt Hymers 5-1. Group B: Sevenoaks bt Durham Johnston 6-0; Sevenoaks bt Desborough 6-0; Bromsgrove bt Desborough 3-3 (28-27); Bromsgrove bt Durham Johnston. Group C: Millfield bt Bassaleg 6-0; Millfield bt Wellington 6-0; KCS Wimbledon bt Wellington 6-0; KCS Wimbledon bt Bassaleg 6-0. Group D: St George's, Weybridge bt Southend 6-0; St George's, Weybridge bt Pensby 5-1; Nottingham HS bt Pensby 5-1; Nottingham HS bt Southend 6-0. Girls: Group A: Millfield bt Whitby 3-3 (27- 21); Millfield bt Wycombe Abbey 6-0; Edgbaston bt Wycombe Abbey 5-1; Edgbaston bt Whitby 4-2. Group B: Queenswood bt Maynard 6-0; Queenswood bt Baston 6-0; Baston bt Nottingham HS 4-2; Maynard drew with Nottingham HS 3-3 (26-26). Group C: Repton bt Varndean 5-1; Withington bt Repton 3-3 (32-30); Withington bt Sutton HS 6-0; Sutton HS bt Varndean 4-2. Group D: Towers bt Chosen Hill 4-2; Towers bt Central Newcastle 4-2; Bedford HS bt Central Newcastle 4-2; Bedford HS bt Chosen Hill 4-2.

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