Sporting Digest: Tennis

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The Independent Online
Britain's top woman player Sam Smith and the No 4, Julie Pullin, both won their first-round matches in the French Open qualifying competition in Paris yesterday. In the men's competition the British players Chris Wilkinson, Mark Petchey and Danny Sapsford lost in the first round.

Serena Williams will compete in the Direct Line Insurance Grass Court Championships at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne from 16-20 June. The 16- year-old will join her older sister Venus in a 28-player main draw. Steffi Graf, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Jana Novotna and Anna Kournikova are also among the entries.

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