Sport in Short: Tennis

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US OPEN (New York) Men's singles, first round: D Wheaton (US) bt A Sznajder (Can) 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-4; S Stolle (Aus) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 7-6 6-0 6-4; S Davis (US) bt F Rivera (Chile) 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-4; F Roig (Sp) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-2; L Lavalle (Mex) bt A Mancini (It) 6-4 7-6 6-3; A Chesnokov (CIS) bt P Albano (Arg) 6-4 6-3 6-3; J COURIER (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 4-6 6-1 6-3 7-6; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt C Caratti (It) 6-4 6-7 6-2 3-6 7-5; B Gilbert (US) bt S Bryan (US) 6-3 6-1 6-4; C-U Steeb (Ger) bt C Ruud (Nor) 6-2 7-6 6-3; B BECKER (Ger) bt K Curren (US) 6-2 5-7 6-3 6-4; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt S Matsuoka (Jap) 7-5 6-2 6-4; F Santoro (Fr) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-4 6-4 7-6; J Siemerink (Neth) bt L Herrera (Mex) 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt H Skoff (Aut) 6-3 6-3 6- 0; P SAMPRAS (US) bt D DiLucia (US) 6-3 7-5 6-2; C COSTA (Sp) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 6-4 5-7 6-3 6-2; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-2 6-2 6-2; J Svensson (Swe) bt N Kulti (Swe) 2-6 7-5 6-1 3-6 7-5; J Stark (US) bt G Muller (SA) 7-5 6-1 6-2; A AGASSI (US) bt M Pernfors (Swe) 6-2 6-4 6-1; B Dunn (US) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 6-4 6-2 6-3; S Pescosolido (It) bt G Lopez (Sp) 6-1 6-4 5-7 6-7 6-3; W Masur (Aus) bt C Dosedel (Cz) 7-6 6-2 6-4; M Woodforde (Aus) bt T Nelson (US) 7-6 6-4 7-6; T Martin (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-7 6-2 6-4 6-2.

Women's singles first round: S Meier (Ger) bt F Perfetti (It) 4-6 6-0 6-3; R Simpson-Alter (Can) bt S Cecchini (It) 6-4 6-3; R McQuillan (Aus) bt C Mothes (Fr) 6-2 6-0; N Baudone (It) bt B Reinstadler (Aut) 6-4 4-6 7-5; C Porwik (Ger) bt C Benjamin (US) 6-3 6-4; I Majoli (Croa) bt M de Swardt (SA) 6-4 6-4; L Davenport (US) bt Y Basuki (Indon) 6-4 6-4; S GRAF (Ger) bt H Cioffi (US) 6-0 6-2; C Rubin (US) bt J Emmons (US) 6-1 7-5; N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt A Frazier (US) 6-4 6-1; H SUKOVA (Cz) bt C Lindqvist (Swe) 6-0 6-4; R White (US) bt S Frankl (Ger) 6-0 6-3; S Appelmans (Bel) bt A HUBER (Ger) 6-3 6-4; S Hack (Ger) bt S McCarthy (US) 6-4 6-3; B Schultz (Neth) bt M Werdel (US) 6-3 4-6 6-4; J Halard (Fr) bt F Bonsignori (It) 6-1 6-3; M PIERCE (Fr) bt M Vento (Ven) 6-2 6-2; Fang Li (Ch) bt K Habsudova (Cz) 7-5 6-0; G SABATINI (Arg) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-1 6-2; G Helgeson (US) bt R Zrubakova (Cz) 7-5 7-6; A Strnadova (Cz) bt B Rittner (Ger) 6-2 6-1; N TAUZIAT (Fr) bt N Ercegovic (Croa) 6-3 6-2; K MALEEVA (Bul) bt J Byrne (Aus) 7-5 6-2; N Sawamatsu (Jap) bt P Fendick (US) 6-1 6-3; F Labat (Arg) bt L Golarsa (It) 6-4 6-2; P Paradis-Mangon (Fr) bt K Nowak (Pol) 6-1 7-5; J CAPRIATI (US) bt N Muns-Jagerman (Neth) 7-6 6-2; A Grossman (US) bt C MARTINEZ (Sp) 6-3 2-6 6-4; R Fairbank-Nideffer (SA) bt J NOVOTNA (Cz) 6-3 7-6; J Wiesner (Aut) bt A Temesvari-Trunkos (Hun) 6-3 7-6; N Dahlman (Fin) bt B Fulco-Villella (Arg) 6-3 6-4; N Provis (Aus) bt K Nagatsuka (Jap) 6-4 6-2; N Zvereva (Belarus) bt D Graham (US) 6-3 6-2; A Coetzer (SA) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-2 4-6 6-4; A SANCHEZ VICARIO (Sp) bt L Savchenko-Neiland (Lat) 5-7 6-2 6-2; L Meskhi (CIS) bt A Dechaume (Fr) 4-6

6-0 7-6; P Shriver (US) bt N Perez (Sp) 6-2 6-4.

* Seeds in capitals

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