Sport in Short: Tennis

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GERMANY, the CIS, India and Spain all won places in the elite World Group for next year's Davis Cup competition by winning decisive doubles matches yesterday. Next year Russia, rather than the CIS, will take part as the ex-Soviet sports establishment is formally broken up.

DAVIS CUP WORLD GROUP SEMI-FINAL (Geneva): Switzerland lead Brazil 3-0 and have reached final. Doubles (Swit first): J Hlasek and M Rosset (Swit) bt C Motta and F Roese (Bra) 6-3 6-4 6-3. (Minneapolis): United States leads Sweden 2-0. Singles (US first): J Courier bt N Kulti 4-6 7-6 6-3 7-5; A Agassi bt S Edberg 5-7 6-3 7-6 6-3.

WORLD GROUP Relegation play-off (Essen): Germany lead Belgium 3-0. Doubles (Ger first): Becker and Stich bt E Masso and F Dewulf 7-6 6-2 7-5. (Aarhus): Denmark lead Argentina 2-1. (Moscow): CIS lead South Korea 3-0. Doubles (CIS first): A Cherkasov and A Osolsky bt Kim Jaz-Sik and Kim Chi-Wan 6-2 6-4 7-5.

WORLD GROUP Qualifying round (New Delhi): India lead Britain 3-0. Singles (Ind first): R Krishnan bt M Petchey 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-1. Doubles: R Krishnan and L Paes bt M Petchey and N Broad 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-1. (The Hague): The Netherlands lead Uruguay 2-1. Doubles (Neth first): P Haarhuis and M Koevermans bt D Perez and M Filippini 7-5 6-2 6-4. (Aviles): Spain lead Israel 3-0. Doubles (Sp first): E Sanchez Vicario and S Casal bt G Bloom and S Perciss 4-6 6-2 7-6 3-6 6-2. (Vancouver): Canada level with Austria 1-1.

EUROPEAN/AFRICAN Zone Group Two (Luxembourg): Luxembourg lead Greece 3-0. (Harare): Zimbabwe lead Morocco 2-1.

NICHIREI WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Japan): Singles semi-finals: G Sabatini (Arg) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 6-3 6-3; M Seles (Yug) bt M J Fernandez (US) 6-0 3-6 6-4.

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