Sporting Digest: Tennis

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GREAT BRITAIN'S women scored a surprise 2-0 victory over the sixth seeds, Russia, to win their Federation Cup regional qualifying group in Bad Waltersdorf, Austria, yesterday. Jo Durie beat Elena Makarova 4-6, 7-5, 7- 5; Clare Wood then saved three match points to beat Eugenia Maniokova 2- 6, 6-3, 9-7.

CHRIS WILKINSON, the British No 3 who has been out injured for three months, made a successful comeback by defeating Paul Hand, of Berkshire, 6-2, 6-3 in the LTA spring satellite at Nottingham yesterday.

WAYNE FERREIRA, of South Africa, and Karel Novacek, of the Czech Republic, have confirmed entries for the Manchester Open, on 13-18 June.

MONTE CARLO OPEN: M Stich (Ger) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-3 6-3; S Bruguera (Sp) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-1 6-3; H Skoff (Aut) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-1; J Yzaga (Peru) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-3 4-6 6-3; G Ivanisevic (Croat) bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-2; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt G Schaller (Aut) 6-3 6-3; A Berasategui (Sp) bt C Costa (Sp) 7-6 6-4; S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-2 6-0; J Courier (US) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-0 6-4; D Rikl (Cz Rep) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 7-6 6-4; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-2 4-6 7-5; A Gaudenzi (It) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 6-7 7-6 6-3.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Barcelona) First round: A Sanchez (Sp) bt K Oeljeklaus (Ger) 6-2 6-1; M Paz (Arg) bt S Frankl (Ger) 6-3 6-3; J Halard (Fr) bt M Grossi (It) 6-1 6-3; A Grossman (US) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 6-3 7-5; M Palaversick (Croat) bt H Kelesi (Can) 6-3 6-4; N Van Lottum (Fr) bt M Jose Gaidano (Arg) 6-4 1-6 6-3; M Maleeva (Bul) bt L Ferrando (It) 7-5 7-6.

KOREAN OPEN (Seoul) Men's singles second round: M Zoecke (Ger) bt P Rafter (Aus) 7-6 6-1; J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt K Carlsen (Den) 6-3 6-4; B Steven (NZ) bt P Kilderry (Aus) 7-6 4-6 6-2; J Tarango (US) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-3

6-3; J Siemerink (Neth) bt M Petchey (Ger) 7-6 6-1; J Morgan (Aus) bt A Mronz (Ger) 2-6 7-5 6-3; J Bates (GB) bt M Ruah (Ven) 6-1 6-2; C Adams (US) bt Shin Han-Cheol (S Kor) 6-4 6-2.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Nottingham) Men's singles first round: N Bruno (It) bt G Carraz (Fr) 6-3 6-3; N Gould (GB) bt L Milligan (GB) 6-3 6-2; J Fox (GB) bt P Wright (GB) 6-0 6-1; A Richardson (GB) bt N Weal (GB) 7-5 6-3; T Larkham (Aus) bt P Mohr (Swit) 7-5 7-6; C Wilkinson (GB) bt P Hand (GB) 6-2 6-3; S Herdoiza (US) bt J Debeer (SA) 7-5 7-5; D Sapsford (GB) bt T Spinks (GB) 6-1 6-3; M Maclagan (GB) bt N Baglin (GB) 6-4 6-2; G Vanderveeren (Bel) bt R Matheson (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-3; R Koenig (SA) bt S Noteboom (Neth) 6-2 6-1; P Langvardt (Den) bt J Hunter 7-5 6-3; S Manai (Swit) bt L Manta (Swit) 7-5 6-2; J Delgado bt J Davidson 6-0 6-3; C Beecher bt T Poelzl (Ger) 6-2 6-3; B Cowan bt L Sabin 6-0 7-5.

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