Sport in Short: Tennis


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Andre Agassi said yesterday that he would defend the men's singles title at Wimbledon even if he is still suffering from the tendinitis in his right wrist that forced him out of the French Open which starts tomorrow. But John McEnroe, Agassi's fellow American, has confirmed that he will not play at Wimbledon, which starts on 21 June.

WORLD TEAM CUP (Dusseldorf): Blue group: US bt Spain 2-1 (P Sampras lost to S Bruguera 3-6 1-6; M Chang bt C Costa 6-7 6-4 6-1; P McEnroe and R Reneberg bt Bruguera and T Carbonell 6-3 6-1). Switzerland bt Russia 2-1 (J Hlasek bt A Volkov 6-4 3-6 6-3; C Mezzadri lost to A Chesnokov 3-6 6-3 4-6; Hlasek and Mezzadri bt Volkov and A Olhovskiy 6-3 6-3.

STRASBOURG WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Fr) Semi-finals: N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt S Testud (Fr) 6-4 6-0; J Wiesner (Aut) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-4.

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Lucerne, Swit) Semi-finals: L Davenport (US) bt S Hack (Ger) 6-2 6-7 6-1; N Provis (Aus) bt L Ferrando (It) 6-3 6-2.

MURATTI TIME ATP TOURNAMENT (Bologna) Semi-final: J Burrillo (Sp) bt C Pistolesi (It) 6-1 7-5.

EVEREST NATIONAL CLUB LEAGUE Premier Division: Men A: Shipley Hall 0 Banbury West End 6; Ilkley 2 David Lloyd Bushey 4; Holcombe Brook 1 Castle Farm 5. Men B: Winchester 3 Clearview 3 (Winchester won 7-6 on sets); Millfield 2 David Lloyd Heston 4; Royal Berkshire 5 David Lloyd Raynes Park 1. Women A: Holcombe Brook 3 Banbury West End 3 (Holcombe Brook won 8-7 on sets); Gosling 5 Dunfermline 1; Edgbaston Priory 6 Bramhall Park 0. Women B: Kings 3 Caversham 3 (Kings won 8-6 sets); Winchester 6 Globe 0; Surrey 0 Clearview 6.