Sporting Digest: Tennis

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Pete Sampras, the world No 1, leads ing the top 15 world-ranked players in the entry for the Paris Open from 2 to 10 November. Boris Becker, who has won the tournament three times, has been granted one of four wild cards.

WOMEN'S PRINCESS CUP (Tokyo) Singles, first round: M J Fernandez (US) bt L Raymond (US) 7-6 7-5; H Nagyova (Slovak) bt J Lee (Taiw) 7-5 6-1; O Barabanschikova (Bela) bt M Saeki (Japan) 3-6 6-3 6-3; J Halard-Decugis (Fr) bt K Po (US) 6-0 6-3; E Likhovtseva (Rus) bt J Husarova (Slovak) 6-3 6-4; A Frazier (US) bt M Lucic (Croa) 6-2 6-3; N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt A Smashnova (Isr) 6-1 6-2; T Tanasugarn (Thai) bt Y Yoshida (Japan) 6-4 6-3; Fang Li (Ch) bt Mi-ra Jeon (S Kor) 6-2 6-0.

WOMEN'S FUTURES EVENT (Sunderland) Singles, first round: E Dyrberg (Den) bt M Joubert (SA) 6-2 6-4; D Majkic (Swe) bt C Taylor (GB) 4-3 ret; Z Golopencza (Hun) bt M Massarella (GB) 6-2 6-0; C Smith (GB) bt F Barrett (GB) 6-1 6-0; M Buric (Ger) bt C Schuurmans (Bel) 6-3 6-3.

ATP TOUR Leading rankings: 1 P Sampras (US) 4,015pts; 2 P Rafter (Aus) 3,575; 3 M Rios (Chile) 3,467; 4 P Korda (Cz Rep) 2,908; 5 C Moya (Sp) 2,858; 6 K Kucera (Slovak) 2,732; 7 A Corretja (Sp) 2,629; 8 A Agassi (US) 2,545; 9 R Krajicek (Neth) 2,534; 10 Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 2,508; 11 T Henman (GB) 2,366; 12 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 2,203; 13 J Bjorkman (Swe) 2,115; 14 M Philippoussis (Aus) 2,110; 15 G Rusedski (GB) 2,091; 16 A Costa (Sp) 1,823; 17 A Berasategui (Sp) 1,814; 18 C Pioline (Fr) 1,766; 19 T Enqvist (Swe) 1,681; 20 J Siemerink (Neth) 1,652.

ATP TOUR Leading prize-money winners: 1 P Rafter (Aus) $2,085,807 (pounds 1,240,000); 2 M Rios (Chile) 1,681,071; 3 P Sampras (US) 1,541,537; 4 C Moya (Sp) 1,535,423; 5 A Corretja (Sp) 1,167,839; 6 P Korda (Cz Rep) 1,027,213; 7 Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 956,722; 8 A Costa (Sp) 941,326; 9 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 882,922; 10 M Philippoussis (Aus) 865,320; 11 K Kucera (Slovak) 857,277; 12 A Agassi (US) 840,018; 13 J Bjorkman (Swe) 822,344; 14 R Krajicek (Neth) 818,144; 15 T Henman (GB) 790,420; 16 P Haarhuis (Neth) 661,377; 17 C Pioline (Fr) 656,738; 18 G Kuerten (Bra) 646,904; 19 G Rusedski (GB) 631,237; 20 A Berasategui (Sp) 620,760.

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