Sport in Short: Tennis

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MATS WILANDER of Sweden, the winner of seven Grand Slam titles, is unlikely to make a comeback after a year away from the men's circuit.

AN association to promote the interests of women players is being set up by Elvira Vazquez, the manager of Spain's Conchita Martinez. The European Players' Association will assist members with careers counselling and further education.

FEDERATION CUP (Frankfurt, clay) Quarter-finals: Germany bt Poland 3-0 (A Huber bt M Mroz 6-0 6-3; S Graf bt K Nowak 6-0 6-0; Graf and Huber bt Mroz and K Teodorowicz 6-4 7-5). United States bt France 2-1 (G Fernandez bt M Pierce 6-1 6-4; L McNeil lost to N Tauziat 4-6 5-7; P Shriver and Fernandez bt Tauziat and I Demongeot 6-4 6-2).

Qualifying play-offs: South Africa bt Belgium 2-1 (E Reinach bt D Monami 6-3 6-1; A Coetzer lost to S Appelmans 3-6 3-6; Reinach and M De Swardt bt Appelmans and S Wasserman 6-0 6-4). Bulgaria bt Romania 2-1 (M Maleeva bt R Dragomir 6-O 6-1; K Maleeva bt I Spirlea 6-1 6-O; Maleeva and E Pampoulova lost to Spirlea and Dragomir 6-7 2-6); Switzerland bt Israel 3-0 (C Fauche bt Y Segal 6-1

6-0; M Maleeva-Fragniere bt A Smashnova 6-1 6-0; Fauche and E Zardo bt Smashnova and L Zaltz 6-3 6-1). Hungary bt Italy 3-0 (A-M Foldenyi bt R Reggi-Concato 6-3 4-6 6-4; A Temesvari bt S Cecchini 6-1

1-0 rtd; Temesvari and V Csurgo bt L Garrone and L Ferrando 6-3 6-0.

NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN GRASS-COURT TOURNAMENT (Newcastle upon Tyne): Men's singles, quarter-finals: J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt P Nyborg (Swe) 6-2 4-6 6-3; J Frana (Arg) bt B Joelson (US) 6-2 6-4.

STUTTGART OPEN MEN'S CLAY-COURT TOURNAMENT Third round: S Edberg (Swe) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 2-6 7-6 6-2; K Novacek (Cz) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 4-6 6-3 6-4; A Medvedev (CIS) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 7-6 6-2; B Karbacher (Ger) bt F Clavet (Sp) 6-7 6-4 6-4; T Muster (Aut) bt M Stich (Ger) 7-6 6-4; W Ferreira (SA) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 7-5 6-3; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt A Cherkassov (CIS) 6-3 7-6; C Costa (Sp) bt A Mancini (Arg) 6-3 6-4.

MEN'S HARD-COURT TOURNAMENT (Washington DC) Second round: P Korda (Cz) bt J Brown (US) 4-6 6-2 6-3; K Curren (US) bt A Agassi (US) 7-5 6-4; I Lendl (US) bt J Palmer (US) 6-4 6-1; G Raoux (Fr) bt A Krickstein (US) 7-5 2-6 6-3; J Bates (GB) bt J McEnroe (US) 6-2 1-6 6-4; M Washington (US) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 7-5 6-0; W Masur (Aus) bt D Randall (US) 6-2 7-5; R Koenig (SA) bt G Pozzi (It) 3-6 6-4 6-4; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt L Lavalle (Mex) 4-6 6-0 6-2; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt R Agenor (Hai) 6-2 6-0; H Holm (Swe) bt T Martin (US) 7-6 7-5; D Rostagno (US) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-3 6-7 6-3; J Grabb (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-3 6-2; J Arias (US) bt M Damm (Cz) 7-6 6-3; M Ondruska (SA) bt P Lundgren (Swe) 3-6 7-6 6-1; G Muller (SA) bt J Stoltenberg (Aus) 6-1 7-6. Third round: Holm bt Bates 7-5 3-0 ret; Rostagno bt Koenig 7-6 6-4; Mansdorf bt Masur 6-3 6-4; Korda bt Antonitsch 6-3 6-4.

PATHMARK CLASSIC WOMEN'S EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT (Mahwah, New Jersey) Singles, second round: A Keller (US) bt P O'Reilly (US) 7-6 6-7 6-2; T Whitlinger (US) bt J Emmons (US) 6-1 3-6 6-2; C Kuhlman (US) bt B Bowes (US) 7-6 6-3; J Capriati (US) bt C Benjamin (US) 6-3 6-3.

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