Sport in Short: Tennis

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A RECORD dollars 8,556,600 ( pounds 4.5m) in prize money is being offered at the 1992 US Open, an increase of 18 per cent on last year. The men's and women's singles champions in the tournament from 31 August to 13 September will earn half a million dollars each and the doubles winners will share dollars 184,000. Total prize money has increased by more than dollars 2m in two years and nearly doubled since 1988.

FEDERATION CUP (Frankfurt, clay): First round: Spain bt Belgium 2-1 (C Martinez bt D Monami 6-1 6-4; A Sanchez Vicario bt S Appelmans 6-1 6-2; Sanchez Vicario and N Perez lost to Monami and S Wasserman 7-5 6-4). Australia bt Bulgaria 2-1 (R McQuillan lost to M Maleeva 6-7 2-6; N Provis bt K Maleeva 3-6 6-4 6-0; Provis and R Stubbs bt K and M Maleeva 6-2 6-1). Austria bt Romania 2-1 (P Ritter lost to R Dragomir 4-6 1- 6; J Wiesner bt I Spirlea 6-0 6-3; Ritter and Wiesner bt Dragomir and Spirlea 7-5 6-3). France bt China 2-1 (M Pierce bt Chen Li 6-2 6-2; N Tauziat lost to Li Fang 1-6 7-6 3-6; Tauziat and I Demongeot bt Li Fang and Tang Min 6-3 7-6). Czechoslovakia bt Hungary 3-0 (R Zrubakova bt A-M Foldenyi 5-7 6-2 6-1; J Novotna bt A Temesvari 6-2 6-1; Novotna and A Strnadova bt Temesvari and V Csurgo 1-6 7-5 7-5). Sweden bt Switzerland 2-1 (C Dahlman bt E Zardo 6-2 6-3; C Lindqvist lost to M Maleeva-Fragniere 6-0 6-2; M Lindstrom and M Strandlund bt Maleeva-Fragniere and M Strebel 4-6 7-5 6-4). CIS bt Finland 2-1 (E Makarova bt N Dahlman 7-6 6-4; E Manyukova lost to P Thoren 7-5 4-6 5-7; Makarova and Manyukova bt Dahlman and Thoren 7-5 4-6 7-5). Argentina bt Mexico 3-0 (F Labat bt L Novelo 6-2 6-1; M Paz bt A Gavaldon 6-3 5-7 6-2; Paz and P Tarabini bt Novelo and Gavaldon 4-6 6-4 6-1). Canada bt South Africa 2-1 (R Simpson-Alter bt M de Swardt 2-6 6-2 6-2; P Hy bt A Coetzer 2-6 6-2 6-2; J Hetherington and H Kelesi lost to E Reinach and De Swardt 4-6 3-6). South Korea bt Italy 2-1 (Kim Il Soon bt L Ferrando 4-6 6-3 6-4; Park Sung Hee lost to A M Cecchini 6-4 6-0; Lee Jong Myung and Kim Il Soon bt Cecchini and Ferando 2-6 7-6 6-3.

STUTTGART OPEN CLAY-COURT TOURNAMENT First round: S Pescosolido (It) bt M Gustafsson (Swe) 7-5 7-5; C Miniusi (Arg) bt G Perez-Roldan (Arg) 6-3 4-6 6-3; C Bergstroem (Swe) bt G Markus (Arg) 4-6 6-3 6-4; C Dosedel (Cz) bt J Arrese (Sp) 0-6 7-5 7-5; A Olschovski (CIS) bt H Leconte (Fr) 7-6 7-6; B Karbacher (Ger) bt F Roig (Sp) 6-2 6-4. Second round: O Delaitre (Fr) bt B Becker (Ger) 6-3 6-4; A Medvedev (CIS) bt A Volkov (CIS) 6-4 6-2; A Cherkasov (CIS) bt R Furlan (It) 7-6 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt M Larsson (Swe) 6-4 6-4; E Sanchez (Sp) bt F Davin (Arg) 6-2 6-4; K Novacek (Cz) bt A Berasategui (Arg) 6-7 7-6 6-2.

MEN'S HARDCOURT TOURNAMENT (Washington DC) First round: L Lavalle (Mex) bt S Youl (Aus) 6-4 7-6; W Masur (Aus) bt A Tomas (Ger) 4- 6 6-2 6-2; M Damm (Cz) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 4-6 6-2 6-1; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt R Weiss (US) 6-4 6-7 6- 4; K Curren (US) bt A Mronz (Ger) 6-7 7-6 6-4; A O'Brian (US) bt C Adams (US) 4-6 7-6 7-6; R Agenor (Haiti) bt K Braasch (Ger) 2-6 6-4 6-1; J Grabb (US) bt B MacPhie (US) 6-4 3-6 6-3; J Palmer (US) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-2 6-4; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt S Bryan (US) 6-1 6-3; J Arias (US) bt C Pridham (Can) 6-4 3-6 6-1; G Muller (SA) bt G Connell (Can) 6-3 6-7 7-6; T Martin (US) bt T Witsken (US) 6-3 6-1; D Randall (US) bt B Garnett (US) 6-4 6-7 6-2; G Pozzi (It) bt D Rikl (Cz) 6-2 6-1; J Bates (GB) bt F Montana (US) 7-6 6-3; J Brown (US) bt M Laurendeau (Can) 6-4 4-6 6-4; G Raoux (Fr) bt J Stark (US) 6-4 6-2.

WOMEN'S HARDCOURT TOURNAMENT (Mahwah, New Jersey) First round : P L Harper (US) bt C Papadaki (Gr) 6-4 6-0; C Benjamin (US) bt P Casale-Telford (US) 6-1 6-2; K Phebus (US) bt L Glitz (US) 6-4 6-3; C O'Reilly (US) bt P Nelson (US) 6-0 7-6; C Kuhlman (US) bt A Bleszynski (US) 6-2 6-0; P O'Reilly (US) bt E Burgin (US) 6-1 6-0.

NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN GRASS-COURT TOURNAMENT (Newcastle-upon-Tyne): Men's singles first round: K Kinnear (US) bt P Rafter (Aus) 7-6 4-6 6-4; G Rusedski (Can) bt K Ullyett (SA) 6-2 6-3; S Simian (Fr) bt C Beecher (GB) 5-7 7-6 6-1; P Nyborg (Swe) bt M Kratzmann (Aus) 6-4 1-6 7-6; A Richardson (GB) bt C Marsh (SA) 6-2 6-2; D Vacek (Cz) bt S Groen (Neth) 4-6 6-4 7-6; C Wilkinson (GB) bt P Bouteyre (Fr) 6-4 6-4; F Wibier (Neth) bt M Merz (El Sal) 6-3 3-6 6-3; J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt N Utgren (Swe) 4-6 7-6 6-4; C Saceanu (Ger) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-7 6-3 6-4; B Joelson (US) bt A Foster (GB) 6-3 4-6 6-4; S Sansoni (Fr) bt M Petchey (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-4; J Frana (Arg) bt A Castle (GB) 3-6 6-2 6-3; P Baur (Ger) bt M Ardinghi (It) 4-6 6-4 6-1; L Paes (Ind) bt R Rasheed (Aus) 6-3 7-6; C Bailey (GB) level with C Van Rensburg (SA) 6-3 3-6 unfinished.

WOMEN'S LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Frinton): First round: C Billingham (GB) bt J McMahon (GB) 6-2 6-1; K Hand (GB) bt J Sinkins (GB) 5-7 6-4 7-5; C Alfred (GB) bt G Vasela (Cz) 7-5 6-0; K Cross (GB) bt N Rasolomalala (Madag) 6-2 6-1; B Griffiths (GB) bt M Hughes (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-4; M Metcalfe (GB) bt E Dullens (Neth) 6-2 6-0; H Crook (GB) bt Z Mellis (GB) 7-6 6-2; G Biggs (Aus) bt S Boulding (GB) 6-2 6-4; A Smith (GB) bt E Nortje (SA) 7-6 4-6 6-1; T Cook (Aus) bt F Hearn (GB) 6-4 6-2; V Davies (GB) bt S Verhaar (Neth) 6-4 7-5; J Pullin (GB) bt F Stoner (GB) 6-3 6-7 6-4; S Tse (GB) bt C Spencer (GB) 6-1 6-1; T Wainsright (GB) bt H Hogh (Ger) 2-6 6-1 6-3; S Tokiwa (Jap) bt D Thomas (Aus) 6-4 7-6; R Mawdsley (Aus) bt H Matthews (GB) 6-1 7-6.

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