Sport in Short: Tennis

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WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Palermo, It): Final: M Pierce (Fr) bt B Schulz (Neth) 6-1 6-7 6-1.

GUNZE TOURNAMENT (Tokyo): Men's semi-finals: R Krajicek (Neth) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-2

6-4. S Matsuoka (Jap) bt J Tarango (US) 7-6 6-3. Final: Krajicek bt Matsuoka 6-3 6-3. Women's semi-finals: H Sukova (Cz) bt L Meskhi (Geo) 6-1 4-6 6-3. G Fernandez (US) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 5-7 7-6 7-6. Final: H Sukova (Cz) bt G Fernandez (US) 3-6 6-3 6-2.

SWEDISH MEN'S OPEN (Bastad): Quarter-finals: M Gustafsson (Swe) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 2-6 6-3 6-3; J Arrese (Sp) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-2 7-5. Semi-finals: T Carbonell (Sp) bt G Perez-Roldan (Arg) 7-6 3-6 6-3; Gustafsson bt Arrese 7-5 6-3.

HALL OF FAME MEN'S GRASSCOURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Newport, Rhode Island): Semi-finals: B Shelton (US) bt J Frana (Arg) 6-1 6-4; Antonitsch bt Borwick 6-4 7-6. Final: Shelton bt Antonitsch 6-4 6-4.

VIRGINIA SLIMS HALL OF FAME WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL (Newport, Rhode Island): Final: M-J Fernandez (US) bt Zina Garrison (US) 6-4 6-4.

SWISS MEN'S OPEN (Gstaad): Semi-finals: S Bruguera (Sp) bt G Markus (Arg) 4-6 7-5 7-6; F Clavet (Sp) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-3 6-2. Final: Postponed to today because of rain.

AUSTRIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Kitzbuhel) Semi- finals: C Martinez (Sp) bt A Coetzer (SA) 6-1 6-3; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt F Labat (Arg) 4-6 6-0 6-3. Final: Martinez bt Maleeva-Fragniere 6-0 3-6 6-2.

LTA CHALLENGER TROPHY (Bristol) Men's singles semi-finals: P Baur (Ger) bt D Vacek (Cz) 7-6 6-4; J Morgan (Aus) bt S Sansoni (Fr) 6-7 6-3 6-3. Final: Baur bt Morgan 4-6 7-6 6-1.

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