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PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN OPEN (Montreal) Men's singles, third round: M Pernfors (Swe) bt J Courier (US) 6-3 6-2; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt H Holm (Swe) 6-3 6- 2; B Steven (NZ) bt P Sampras (US) 7-6 6-3; T Martin (US) bt B Becker (Ger) 7-5 7-6; I Lendl (US) bt A Krickstein (US) 6-7 6-1 6-2; A Volkov (Rus) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 6-1 6-4; R Reneberg (US) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-3 6-2; A Agassi (US) bt M Chang (US) 7-6 6-3.

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; C Martinez (Sp) bt J Ingram 6-1 6-1; B Reinstadler (Aut) bt M Paz (Arg) 5-7 6-2 6-1; Z Garrison Jackson (US) bt B Bowes (US) 6-2 6-1.

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. . Second round: R de los Rios (Par) bt Stubbs 0-6 7-6 6-4; Golarsa bt L Allen (US) 6-1 ret; D Graham (US) bt C Newman (US) 6-1 6-1; A Keller (US) bt N Herreman (Fr) 6-1 6-4.

ATP CHALLENGER (Winnetka, Illinois) Second round: S Pescosolido (It) bt M Petchey (GB) 6-4 6-2.

INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN: Group Two (Cromer): Buckinghamshire 6 Middlesex 3; Devon 6 Leicestershire 2. Promoted: Buckinghamshire and Devon. Relegated: Middlesex. Group Four (Bude): Herts 6 Northants 3; S Wales 6 Dorset 3; Warwicks 8 Glos 1. Group Seven A (Bristol): Suffolk 5 North of Scotland 3 (unfinished); South of Scotland 7 Channel Islands 2; North of Scotland 7 Channel Isles 2; Suffolk 7 South of Scotland 2. Promoted: Suffolk. Seven B (Felixstowe): Cornwall 5 Shropshire 1; Cumbria 9 Isle of Man 0. Promoted: Cornwall.

WOMEN: Group Four (Ilkley): Oxfordshire 7 Bedfordshire 2; North of Scotland 5 Hereford and Worcestershire 4; Berkshire 6 Dorset 3. Promoted: Oxfordshire & North of Scotland. Relegated: Hereford and Worcestershire and Dorset. Group Seven B (Roehampton): Wiltshire 8 South of Scotland 1; Suffolk 7 Isle of Man 2. Promoted: Wiltshire. Group Seven A (Exmouth): Avon 9 Channel Isles 0; Cumbria 7 Cornwall 2. Promoted: Avon.

INDIA will play their Davis Cup semi-final against Australia on grass courts at Chandigarh from 24 to 26 September. The other semi-final between Sweden and Germany will be played on clay in the northern Swedish city of Borlange.

MARY PIERCE, who dropped her father as her coach a week ago, said yesterday that she is now working with Gabriela Sabatini's former coach, Angel Gimenez. Pierce, the world No 14, also said she has filed a restraining order against her father who was banned in May from the women's tour for two years because of disruptive behavior.

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