Sport in Short: Tennis

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ANDRE AGASSI, the Wimbledon champion, has slipped two places in the latest ATP rankings following his defeat in the second round of the Washington tournament last week, an event he had won for the past two years. Agassi is now 11th on the list which is headed by his compatriot, Jim Courier.

DUTCH MEN'S OPEN (Hilversum): Singles first round: T Champion (Fr) bt J Kodes (Cz) 6-1 6-2; R Furlan (It) bt J Conde (Fr) 6-1 4-6 6-3; J Eltingh (Neth) bt C Limberger (Aus) 3-6 6-3 6-1; J Siemerink (Neth) bt T Benhabiles (Fr) 7-5 6-3; T Nijssen (Neth) bt P Arraya (Peru) 7-5 6-4; A Chesnokov (CIS) bt T Kempers (Neth) 3-6 6-3 7-6; G Perez- Roldan (Arg) bt F Fetterlein (Den) 6-0 6-3.

TORONTO PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL: Singles first round: W Masur (Aus) bt K Braasch (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-4; G Bloom (Isr) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-1 6-3; J Stark (US) bt B Shelton (US) 7-6 7-5; S Stolle (Aus) bt M Schapers (Neth) 7-5 6-4; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt M Damm (Cz) 7-6 6-3; R Weiss (US) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-0 6-2; C Pridham (Can) bt A Sznajder (Can) 6-1 7-6.

PHILIPS HEAD CUP (Kitzbuhel): Singles first round: C Saceanu (Ger) bt J Knowle (Aut) 6-4 5-7 7-6; R Azar (Arg) bt M Cierro (It) 6-3 6-4; M Filippini (Urug) bt X Daufresne (Bel) 6-3 6-4; L Mattar (Bra) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 7-5 6-7 6-4; R Fromberg (Aut) bt F Fontang (Fr) 6-0 6-4; C Miniussi (Arg) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-3 6-4; T Buchmayer (Aut) bt J Altur (Sp) 6-3 6-4; P Baur (Ger) bt F Davin (Arg) 7-6 6-3; G Lopez (Sp) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-7 6-3 6-2; M Naewie (Ger) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 3-6 6-1 6-3.

SAN MARINO WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles first round: L Bacheva (Bul) bt N Dahlman (Fin) 6-2 6-3; J Kruger (SA) bt E Zardo (Swit) 6-3 6-3.

DAVIS CUP Euro/African Zone relegation play-off: (Accra) Ghana bt Togo 3-1.

ATP RANKINGS: 1 J Courier (US); 2 S Edberg (Swe); 3 P Sampras (US); 4 G Ivanisevic (Croa); 5 P Korda (Cz); 6 B Becker (Ger); 7 M Chang (US); 8 G Forget (Fr); 9 M Stich (Ger); 10 C Costa (Sp); 11 A Agassi (US); 12 I Lendl (US); 13 W Ferreira (SA); 14 A Krickstein (US); 15 R Krajicek (Neth).

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