Sport in Short: Tennis

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JIM COURIER, the world No 1 playing his first ATP tournament for a month, recovered from 5-2 down in the second set to beat his fellow American, Derrick Rostagno, 6-1, 7-6 in their second round match in the Stockholm Open yesterday.

STOCKHOLM OPEN Men's singles, second round: P Sampras (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-2 7-6; A Boetsch (Fr) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-1 6-3; M Stich (Ger) bt J Tarango (US) 6-3 7-6; P Korda (Cz) bt W Masur (Aus) 6-3 6- 1; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt D Wheaton (US) 6-4 6-4; J Courier (US) bt D Rostagno (US) 6-1 7- 6; T Enqvist (Swe) bt M Washington (US) 6-2 6-1; H Holm (Swe) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 6-2 1-0 ret; G Forget (Fr) bt M Larsson (Swe) 7-6 6-4; K Novacek (Cz) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 6-1 3-6 6-4.

ALMANARA CUP TOURNAMENT (Guaruja, Bra) Second round: J Arrese (Sp) bt C Motta (Bra) 4-6 6-3 6-4; C Arriens (Ger) bt J Oncins (Bra) 6-3 6-4; F Roese (Bra) bt D Perez (Urug) 6-2 7-5; A Mancisidor (Sp) bt M Goellner (Ger) 2-6 7-5 6-3; J Frana (Arg) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-2 6-2; L Koslowski (Ger) bt R Jabali (Bra) 7-6 6-4; A Corretja (Sp) bt M Filippini (Urug) 6-3 6-1; M Jaite (Arg) bt J Cunha Silva (Port) 7-5 4-6 7-6.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (San Juan, PR) First round: M Pierce (Fr) bt C Fauche (Swit) 6-1 4-6 6-0; G Fernandez (US) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-2 3-6 6-1; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt C Cunningham (US) 7-5 4-6 7-6; M Werdel (US) bt I Majoli (Croa) 6-3 6-4; N Arendt (US) bt P Thoren (Fin) 7-5 6-3; H Cioffi (US) bt H Kelesi (Can) 6-4 6-7 6-3; E Reinach (SA) bt S McCarthy (US) 6-4 6-2; M Babel (Ger) bt Shi Tang Wang (Ch) 7-6 1-6 6-3; D Graham (US) bt E Delone (US) 6-0 6-1. Second round: G Helgeson (US) bt J Halard (Fr) 6-4 6-0; L Allen (US) bt C Rubin (US) 6-3 7-5; A Coetzer (SA) bt H Cioffi (US) 6-3 3-6 6-3.

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