Sport in Short: Tennis

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JIMMY CONNORS was yesterday fined dollars 600 ( pounds 350) for hitting a ball into the crowd during his second-round defeat by Israel's Gilad Bloom in the Israel Classic. Connors had argued with the umpire over whether a ball had burst during a rally. The umpire conceded to Connors; Connors lost the replayed point and said afterwards: 'The umpire should be taken out and shot.'

SEIKO SUPER MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Tokyo): Third round: W Ferreira (SA) bt C Pridham (Can) 7-6 4-6 6-4; K Thorne (US) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 6- 3 7-6; Michael Chang (US) bt J Stark (US) 6-0 6-7 6-0; S Edberg (Swe) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-2 7-6; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt N Kroon (Swe) 6-4 6-2; H Holm (Swe) bt B Becker (Ger) 6-1 6-2; I Lendl (US) bt W Masur (Aus) 6-7 6-4 7-6; A Volkov (CIS) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 7-5 6-4.

WOMEN'S GRAND PRIX TOURNAMENT (Filderstadt, Ger): Third round: H Sukova (Cz) bt R Zrubakova (Cz) 6-4 6-4; A Huber (Ger) bt L Meskhi (Ukr) 4-6 4-0 retd; M Navratilova (US) bt V Martinek (Ger) 6-4 6-1; M-J Fernandez (US) bt N Zvereva (Belarus) 6-2 0-6 6-2.

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