PETE SAMPRAS, the only American left in the tournament, overcame Petr Korda, of Czechoslovakia, in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open. Sampras, ranked No 2 in the world and seeded third in the tournament, won the first quarter-final 7-6, 5-7, 6-3. 'Hopefully, I will make my first Stockholm final,' Sampras said. Earlier, the top-seeded Australian pair of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde beat another Australian, John Fitzgerald and Sweden's Anders Jarryd 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the doubles semi-final.
STOCKHOLM OPEN Men's singles, quarter- finals: P Sampras (US) bt P Korda (Cz) 7-6 5-7 6-3; G Forget (Fr) bt H Holm (Swe) 7-5 6-7 7-6; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt B Becker (Ger) 7-5 6-4; S Edberg (Swe) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 7-5 7-6. Doubles, semi-finals: T Woodbridge and M Woodforde (Aus) bt A Jarryd (Swe) and J Fitzgerald (Aus) 6-7 6-2 6-4.
WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (San Juan, PR) Singles, second round: D Graham (US) bt M Babel (Ger) 6-0 6-3; N Arendt (US) bt M Werdel (US) 6-3 6-7 7-5.