Sport in Short: Tennis

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PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN OPEN (Montreal) Men's singles, third round: P Sampras (US) bt K Carlsen (Den) 6-1 6-4; I Lendl (US) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-2 6-2; M Chang (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-2 6-3; A Agassi (US) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-1 6-4; A Krickstein (US) bt G Rusedski (Can) 4-6 6-3 7-5; M Pernfors (Swe) bt J Courier (US) 6-3 6-2; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt H Holm (Swe) 6-3 6-2

DUTCH OPEN (Hilversum) Men's singles, second round: P Haarhuis (Neth) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 7-6 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt M Gollner (Ger) 6-7 6-3 7-6; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 6-2 4-6 6-2; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-1 7-6; F Clavet (Sp) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-4 6-3; C Costa (Sp) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-2 6-4.

US WOMEN'S HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Stratton Mountain, Vermont) (US unless stated): Third round: J Watanabe (US) bt S Lohrmann (Ger) 6-1 6-3; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt A Henricksson (US) 6-3 2-6 6-0; T Whitlinger (US) bt C Kuhlman (US) 6-3 6-2; H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt K Rinaldi (US) 3-6 7-6 6-1; C Porwik (Ger) bt A Stephenson (US) 6-3 6-4.

SAN MARINO TOURNAMENT Women's singles, second round: F Bentivoglio (It) bt N Van Lottum (Fr) 6-4 7-5; F Labat (Arg) bt A Vieira (Bra) 6-2 6-1; B Rittner (Ger) bt P Thoren (Fin) 6-0 6-4; J Kruger (SA) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 3-6 6-4 6-4.

PUERTO RICO OPEN (San Juan) Women's singles, first round: L Golarsa (It) bt E Likhovtseva (Kaz) 6-4 6-2; R Stubbs (Aus) bt L Schaerer (Par) 6-2 6-1.

INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN: Group One (Eastbourne): Yorkshire 6 Hants IOW 3. Group Three (Cambridge): Oxfordshire 5 Somerset 4. Group Six (Southsea): Staffordshire 6 Wiltshire 3; Northumberland 5 North Wales 4; Bedfordshire 5 Norfolk 4. Group 7b (Felixstowe): Shropshire 9 IOM 0; Cornwall 8 Cumbria 1.

WOMEN: Group One (Eastbourne): Middlesex 8 Yorkshire 1; Surrey 8 Lancashire 1; Essex 6 Leicestershire 3. Group Two (Poole): Hertfordshire 7 Devon 2; Staffordshire 6 Cambridgeshire 3; Warwickshire 8 Norfolk 1. Group Three (Worthing): South Wales 7 Nottinghamshire 2; Kent 7 Buckinghamshire 2; Hants IOW 6 Sussex 3. Group Four (Ilkley): North of Scotland 5 Berkshire 4; Bedfordshire 6 Dorset 3; Oxfordshire 6 Hertfordshire and Worcestershire 3. Group Five (Cheltenham): Cheshire 7 Shropshire 2; Lincolnshire 5 Gloucestershire 4; Derbyshire 6 Somerset 3. Group Six (Oxford): Durham and Cleveland 9 North Wales 0; West of Scotland 7 East of Scotland 2; Northumberland 5 Northants 4. Group Seven (Exmouth) Avon 9 Cumbria 0; Channel Islands 5 Cornwall 4; (Roehampton) South of Scotland 6 IOM 3; Wiltshire 5 Suffolk 4.

EUROPEAN BOYS' 16-AND-UNDER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Izmir, Turk) Semi-final: Great Britain beat Sweden 2-0 (M Lee bt F Jonsson 6-2 4-6 6-3; J Delgado bt N Timfjord 3-6 7-5 6-4) (Finals to be held in Le Touquet, France, from 1 to 3 August).

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