Sport in Short: Tennis

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QUEENSLAND OPEN (Brisbane) Singles, first round: L Wahlgren (Swe) bt T Martin (US) 4-6 6-3 6-3; P Baur (Ger) bt A Kratzmann (Aus) 3-6 6-3 7-6; C Pridham (Can) bt C Van Rensburg (SA) 4-6 6-2 6-3; B Shelton (US) bt N Kroon (Swe) 7-6 6-4; G Pozzi (It) bt P McEnroe (US) 2-6 6-4 6-2.

PALERMO MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: P Cane (It) bt A Medvedev (Rus) 5-7 6-3 6-3; F Fontang (Fr) bt F Davin (Arg) 6-3 6-3; B Karbacher (Ger) bt M Cierro (It) 6-3 6-4; S Bruguera (Sp) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-2 2-6 6-2; C Costa (Sp) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 4-6 6-1 6-2; G Lopez (Sp) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-4 6-2; F Santoro (Fr) bt B Wuyts (Bel) 6-3 6-3; R Furlan (It) bt M Haewie (Ger) 6-4 6-4.

SWISS INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Basle) Singles, first round: B Gilbert (US) bt C Miniussi (Arg) 6-1 6-3; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 2-6 7-6 6-4; P Lundgren (Swe) bt H-J Davids (Neth) 6-7 6-3 6-3; S Pescosolido (It) bt J Tarango (US) 7-6 7-6; J Svensson (Swe) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 6-1 4-6 6-1; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt M Bahrami (Iran) 6-3 6-4; A Boetsch (Fr) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 6-2 6-1; T Enqvist (Swe) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-2 6-4.

STEFFI GRAF overwhelmed Petra Begerow to advance to the second round of the women's tournament in Leipzig yesterday. Graf, the No 2 ranked women in the world, needed only 39 minutes to beat her compatriot, the German junior champion, 6-1, 6-0.

LEIPZIG WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Qualifying round: J Santrock (US) bt S Gomer (GB) 7-5 6-3. First round: L Savchenko-Neiland (Lat) bt M Kochta (Ger) 6-3 7-6; S Graf (Ger) bt P Begerow (Ger) 6-1 6-0; J Wiesner (Aut) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-0 6-0; A Huber (Ger) bt B Rittner (Ger) 7-6 6-0; S Meier (Ger) bt P Thoren (Fin) 0-6 6-3 6-4; M Maleeva (Bul) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-0 6-4; J Novotna (Cz) bt A Strnadova (Cz) 6-2 6-4. Doubles, first round: J Novotna (Cz) and L Savchenko bt J Durie (GB) and Paz 6-3 6-3.

BAYONNE WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: P Paradis-Mangon (Fr) bt L Bacheva (Bul) 4-6 6-3 6-2; D Monami (Bel) bt M Zivec- Skulj (Ger) 6-3 6-2; F Labat (Arg) bt P Langrova (Arg) 2-6 6-4 6-3; N Dahlman (Fin) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-2 6-2; A Fusai (Fr) bt J Kruger (SA) 6-3 5-7 6-1; P Tarabini (Arg) bt C Dahlman (Swe) 0-6 6-2 6-4; S Sabas (Fr) bt J Halard (Fr) 6-3 6-2; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt V Ruano (Sp) 6-1 6-3; N Herreman (Fr) bt L Golarsa (It) 7-5 6-1; M Pierce (Fr) bt S Frankl (Ger) 6-3 6-3.

TAIPEI WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles, first round: S Stafford (US) bt M Javer (US)

7-6 6-2; A Grossman (US) bt Y Kamio (Japan) 6-1 6-0; M Endo (Japan) bt M Miyauchi (Japan) 6-1 6-1; M Werdel (US) bt H Nagano (Japan) 3-6 6-2 6-1; S McCarthy (US) bt T Takagi (Japan) 6-2 6-3; L Field (Aus) bt K Nagatsuko (Japan) 2-6 6-2 6-3; S Collins (US) bt K Yazawa (Japan) 6-2 6-2; E Rossides (US) bt K-A Guse (Aus) 6-2 6-2.

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