Sport in Short: Tennis

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STEFFI GRAF, the Wimbledon champion, heads the line-up for the Midland Bank Women's Championships at the Brighton Centre from 18 to 25 October. The world No 2 is bidding for her sixth title in seven years. Jo Durie is the only British player to receive direct entry.

AUSTRALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sydney) First round: J Grabb (US) bt J Fitzgerald (Aus) 6-4 6-4; B Steven (NZ) bt J Stark (US) 6-7 6-3 6-2; P Baur (Ger) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-3 3-6 7-6; J Morgan (Aus) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-4 3-6 7-6; G Doyle (Aus) bt G Muller (SA) 7-5 6-2; C Van Rensburg (SA) bt K Carlsen (Den) 7-6 6-4; N Borwick (Aus) bt J Bates (GB) 6-1 6-4. Second round: W Ferreira (SA) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-3 6-3; R Krajicek (Neth) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-1 6-1; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-2 6-4; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 7-6 6-4; H Holm (Swe) bt D Pate (US) 6-3 6-2; R Reneberg (US) bt L Bale (SA) 6-0 6-3; J McEnroe (US) bt A Olhovskiy (CIS) 1-6 6-2 6-0; M Woodforde (Aus) bt T Martin (US) 6-7 7-5 6-3.

TOULOUSE OPEN First round: A Medvedev (Rus) bt T Gollwitzer (Ger) 6-2 6-7 6-4; J Siemerink (Neth) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 7-6 6-7 7-6; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 7-6 6-2.

SAAB INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Athens) First round: S Bruguera (Sp) bt T Bavelas (Gr) 6-2 6-1; H de la Pena (Arg) bt P Pescariu (Rom) 6-2 6-3; J Sanchez (Sp) bt T Buchmayer (Ger) 6-4 7-5; F Fontang (Fr) bt J Burillo (Sp) 7-5 6-3; M Velev (Bul) bt G Perez-Roldan (Arg) 6-4 6-3; H Skoff (Aut) bt M Koevermans (Neth) 7-5 6-3; R Furlan (It) bt L Koslowski (Ger) 6-2 6-1; T Carbonell (Sp) bt F Roig (Sp) 6-4 7-5; F Clavet (Sp) bt G Corrales (Sp) 6-1 6-2.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Zurich) First round: M Maleeva (Bul) bt B Schultz (Neth)

6-3 6-3; A Temesvari (Hung) bt C Kohde-Kilsch (Ger) 4-6 7-5 7-6; P Fendick (US) bt K Kroupova (Cz) 6-0 6-3; S Graf (Ger) bt K Habsudova (Cz) 7-5 6-1; P Shriver (US) bt L Golarsa (It) 6-3 6-1; A Strnadova (Cz) bt L Allen (US) 4-6 6-3 6-4.

CELLNET SINGLES CHALLENGE South-east regional men's finals: Open: M Wyeth (Royal Berks) bt G Saffery (Royal Berks) 6-2 6-4; Over-35: M Edwards (Iver) bt J Popkin (Kingsley) 4-6 6-4 6-2; Under-18: M George (Harpenden) bt D Webley (Gerrards Cross) 1-6 7-6 7-6; U-14: A Harbott (Totteridge) bt I Bates (Manydown Basingstoke) 6-0 4-6 6-3.

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