Sport in Short: Tennis

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MEN'S AUSTRALIAN HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Adelaide): First round: M Nawie (Ger) bt S Baldas (SA) 6-4 6-1; J Stark (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-2 6-2; T Martin (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-3 6-7 6-4; D Rostagno (US) bt M Larsson (Swe) 6-3 6-4; J Morgan (Aus) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-4 6-2; N Kulti (Swe) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-4 7-6; C Pioline (Fr) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-3 6-2.

WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Brisbane): First round: K Po (US) bt K Godridge (Aus) 6-4 6-3; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt N Miyagi (Japan) 6-4 6-0; Li Fang (Ch) bt J Kruger (SA) 7-5 1-6 6-2; S Rottier (Neth) bt F Perfetti (It)

7-5 6-3; M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) bt J Byrne (Aus) 6-4

7-5; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt B Bowes (US) 6-2 6-1; N Pratt (Aus) bt D Graham (US) 6-4 6-4; G Pizzichini (It) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-1 6-2; S Testud (Fr) bt A Dechaume (Fr) 6-4 6-4; C Rubin (US) bt T Price (SA) 6-2 6-4; N Baudone (It) bt K Habsudova (Cz) 3-6 6-2 6-3; M Drake (Can) bt A Temesvari-Trunkos (Hung) 5-7 7-5 6-3; L Golarsa (It) bt M Grossi (It) 6-7 6-2 6-2; N Muns-Jagerman (Neth) bt C Porwik (Ger) 6-1 7-5; M Oremans (Neth) bt D Monami (Bel) 6-1 6-1; E De Lone (US) bt A-M Foldenyi (Hung) 6-4 4-6 6-3; F Labat (Arg) bt K Nowak (Pol) 6-2 6-3; J Limmer (Aus) bt R Fairbank-Nideffer (US) 7-6 1-6 6-4; N van Lottum (Fr) bt R Hiraki (Japan) 6-4 7-6; C Wood (GB) bt R Simpson-Alter (Can) 6-3 7-6.

BP CHALLENGER MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Wellington, NZ): First round: B Steven (NZ) bt L Paes (Ind) 6-2 6-4; K Thorne (US) bt L Bale (SA) 7-5 6-2; C Garner (US) bt D Dier (Ger) 6-4 6-1; B Black (Zim) bt S Bryan (US) 6-1 7-6; J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt K Kinnear (US) 6-3 6-2; C Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt C Bailey (Eng) 6-1 6-7 6-3; J Arias (US) bt P Annacone (US) 6-1 6-4; R Weiss (US) bt T Zdrazila (Cz Rep) 6-0 7-5.

HOPMAN CUP MIXED TEAMS TOURNAMENT (Perth, WA): Quarter-finals: Spain bt Switzerland 3-0 (A Sanchez Vicario bt M Maleeva-Fragniere 1-6 6-0 6-3; E Sanchez bt C Mezzadri 4-6 6-3 7-6; Sanchez and Sanchez Vicario bt Mezzadri and Maleeva- Fragniere 8-6 (pro set). France bt United States 2-1 (N Tauzait lost to M-J Fernandez 1-6 7-6 4-6; G Forget bt M Washington 6-3 6-4; Forget and Tauziat bt Washington and Fernandez 6-3 6-2).

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