BRITISH WTA CHRISTMAS SINGLES (Queen's Club, London) First round: A Cooper (Suffolk) bt C Grier (Surrey) 7-5 6-7 6-4; A Blow (Leic) bt C Gunn (Hants) 7-5 6-2. Second round: H Lawson (Bucks) bt J Keene (Warks) 6-4 6-1; N Woodhouse (Norfolk) bt L Collinson (Oxon) 6-3 6-2; D Hock (Lancs) bt C Carter (Notts) 7-6 7-6; C Coombs (Kent) bt D Bell (Surrey) 6-2 6-3; J Osman (Sussex) bt L Naqushbandi (Essex) 6-7 7-5 6-2; S Gregg (Yorks) bt C Malyon (Kent) 6-7 6-4 6-3; J White (Northants) bt A Cooper (Suffolk) 7-5 7-5; A Keothavong (Middx) bt A Blow (Leic) 7-5 6-2. Third round: K Warne-Holland (Dorset) bt Lawson 6-3 6-1; Woodhouse bt L Herbert (Herts) 6-1 6-4; H Collin (Surrey) bt Hock 6-2 6-1; C Taylor (Oxon) bt Coombs 6-3 7-5; Osman bt L Perkins (Durham) 6-1 6-1; H Crook (Essex) bt Gregg 6-2 6-2; White bt J Dawson (Sussex) 6-3 6-4; L Jelfs (Oxon) bt Keothavong 6-2 6-2.
Roger Federer, the Swiss teenager, became the world junior champion in Florida on Sunday night when he won the junior men's singles final. He beat Argentina's Guillermo Coria 7-5 6-3. The junior women's singles was won in three sets by the Russian Elena Dementieva.