Sport in Short: Tennis

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The Independent Online
ERIKA de LONE, of the United States, advanced to her first Women's Tennis Association final with a 7-5, 6-3 semi-final win yesterday over Tina Krizan, of Slovenia, in the Colonial Mutual Classic in Melbourne. She will face Liz Smylie, of Australia, who beat her fellow Australian Joanne Limmer 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.

In the final of the eight-man round- robin event, being held in conjunction with the women's tournament, the Australian Neil Borwick will meet compatriot Richard Fromberg. Borwick was undefeated in his group, while Fromberg had a walkover to the final when Pat Cash was unable to play yesterday because of a flare-up of tendinitis in his knee.

COLONIAL MUTUAL CLASSIC (Kooyong, Melbourne): Men's round-robin: A Volkov (Rus) bt J Fitzgerald (Aus) 6-4 2-6 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt P Cash (Aus) w/o. Women's singles, Semi-finals: E Smylie (Aus) bt J Limmer (Aus) 6-4 6-7 6-1; E de Lone (US) bt T Krizan (Slov) 7-5 6-3.

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