Sport in Short: Tennis

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BRITAIN'S premier women's tournament outside Wimbledon, the Eastbourne championships, is searching for a new sponsor after the withdrawal of Pilkington Glass. Another pre-Wimbledon women's event, at Edgbaston, has also lost its backer, Dow Chemicals.

US OPEN (Flushing Meadow, Sunday's late results): Men's singles final: S Edberg (Swe) bt P Sampras (US) 3-6 6-4 7-6 6-2. Men's invitational doubles final: P McNamee (Aus) and T Smid (Cz) bt R Lutz (US) and I Nastase (Rom) 6-2 6-3. Boys' singles final: B Dunn bt N Behr (Isr) 7-5 6-2. Girls' singles final: L Davenport (US) bt L Schaerer (Para) 6-3 6-3; J Steven (US) bt N Hummel (US) 6-4 6-4. Final: L Davenport (US) bt J Steven (US) 6-2 6-2.

PASSING SHOT MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Bordeaux): First Round: A Corretta (Sp) bt T Fontang (Fr) ance 6-4 6-1; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt L Prades (Fr) 6-2 7-6; F Roig (Sp) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-7 6-1 6-0; C Pistolesi (It) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 7-5 6-7 6-3; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt J Garat (Arg) 6-3 6-7 6-3; G Lopez (Sp) bt G Vilas (Arg) 6-4 3-6 6-0; C Costa (Sp) bt T Guardiola (Fr) 7-5 6-3.

ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Cologne): First round: J Sanchez (Sp) bt G Bloom (Isr) 4-6 6-2 6-2; D Perez (Urug) bt J-F Altur (Sp) 6-7 6-1 6-4; J Gunnarsson (Swe) bt M Bahrami (Iran) 5-7 7-5 6-1; L Jonsson (Swe) bt J Schors (Ger) 7-6 6-2.

PARIS WOMEN'S OPEN First Round: J Halard (Fr) bt B Fulco-Villella (Arg) 6-0 6-2; E Zardo (Swit) bt S Testud (Fr) 6-3 6-2; P Tarabini (Arg) bt S Sabas (Fr)

6-2 6-1; J Kruger (SA) bt P Langrova (Cz) 6-3 2-6 7-6; A Fusai (Fr) bt N Jagerman (Neth) 6-4 6-2.

GRAND SLAM CUP (Munich, 8 to 13 December): Qualifiers: 1 J Courier (US) 1,540 pts; 2 S Edberg (Swe) 1,240; 3 A Agassi (US) 1,050; 4 P Sampras (US) 900; 5 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 660; 6 W Ferreira (SA) 565; 7 J McEnroe (US) 527; 8 P Korda (Cz) 474; 9 R Krajicek (Neth) 455; 10 I Lendl (US) 395; 11 M Chang (US) and H Leconte (Fr) 382; 13 M Stich (Ger) 360; 14 A Volkov (Rus) 270; 15 G Forget (Fr) and B Becker (Ger) 265. (Points awarded for performances at the four Grand Slam events).

ATP Leading money winners: 1 J Courier (US) dollars 1,550,045; 2 S Edberg (Swe) dollars 1,367,029; 3 P Sampras (US) dollars 1,131,372; 4 A Agassi (US) dollars 1,000,484; 5 P Korda (Cz) dollars 793,823.

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