Sport in Short: Tennis

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JIMMY CONNORS and Martina Navratilova will meet in a best-of-three sets 'battle of the sexes' match for a dollars 500,000 (pounds 263,000) winner-take-all prize at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas on 25 September.

LTA INTER-COUNTY WEEK Men: Group 1 (Eastbourne): Surrey 5 Bucks 4; Essex 8 Middlesex 1; Yorks 7 Kent 2. Group 2 (Southsea): Hants & IOW 8 Durham & Cleveland 1; Lancs 9 W of Scotland 0; Oxfordshire 5 Derbys 4. Group 3 (Hunstanton): S Wales 7 Gloucs 2; Devon 7 Berks 2; E of Scotland 5 Leics 4. Group 4 (Cromer): Somerset 5 Herts 4; Notts 7 Cheshire 2; Warwicks 5 Avon 4. Group 5 (Roehampton): Dorset 5 Hereford & Worcester 4; Sussex 5 Norfolk 4; Northants 5 N Wales 4. Group 6 (Felixstowe): Cambs 8 Shrops 1; N of Scotland 6 Staffs 3; Lincs 6 Beds 3; Staffs 6 Beds 3; Shrops 5 N of Scotland 4; Lincs 6 Cambs 3. Group 7A (Cambridge): Northumberland 9 Channel I 0; S of Scotland 5 Suffolk 4. Group 7B (Bristol): Cumbria 9 I of Man 0; Wilts 6 Cornwall 3. Women: Group 1 (Eastbourne): Leics 5 Cambs 4; Lancs 6 Norfolk 3; Surrey 7 Yorks 2. Group 2 (Oxford): Middlesex 5 Kent 4; Herts 7 Hants & IOW 2; Essex 5 Warwicks 4. Group 3 (Exmouth): Staffs 5 Devon 4; Notts 5 Beds 4; Sussex 5 Oxfordshire 4. Group 4 (Poole): Hereford & Worcester 7 Somerset 2; S Wales 6 Gloucs 3; Bucks 8 N of Scotland 1. Group 5 (Worthing): Derbys 5 Northumberland 4; Berks 5 Dorset 4; W of Scotland 5 Cheshire 4. Group 6 (Ilkley): N Wales 6 S of Scotland 3; Lincs 7 Avon 2; Shrops 7 Northants 2. Group 7A (Bude): E of Scotland 6 Cumbria 3; Channel I 5 Cornwall 4. Group 7B (Cheltenham): Durham & Cleveland 9 I of Man 0; Wilts 9 Suffolk 0.

US MEN'S PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Brookline, Mass; US unless stated): Singles: First round: D Hall bt P Svensson (Swe) 6-2 6-4; T Donovan bt M Woodforde (Aus) 7-5 6-4; R Reneberg bt M Stroyman 6-1 6-0; P Kilderry (Aus) bt J Kriek 6-4 4-6 6-2; J Arias bt L Jensen 6-7 6-3 6-4; D Bosse (SA) bt P Lundgren (Swe) 2-6 6-3 6-2; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt D Kass 4-6 6-2 7-5; G Rusedski (Can) bt G Leyendecker 7-6 7-5.

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