Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Mason, Ohio) Third round: D Wheaton (US) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 6-2 6-3; S Edberg (Swe) bt M Washington (US) 6-3 6-4; J Courier (US) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-3 6-4; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt B Becker (Ger) 7-6 6-4; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-0 6-1; A O'Brien (US) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 6-4 6-3. Quarter- finals: M Stich (Ger) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-2 6-4; M Chang (US) bt J Stoltenberg (Aus) 6-1 3-6 7-5.

ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (San Marino) Quarter-finals: O Gross (Ger) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-3 6-1; M Filippini (Urug) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 7-6 6-1; C Vangarsse (Bel) bt R Furlan (It) 6-4 6-4.

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, the defending champion who survived a third-set tie-break in the second round of the Virginia Slims of Los Angeles, was not as fortunate in the third round. The second-seeded Navratilova, who plans to retire from competitive singles after this year, was beaten by the 13th seed, Ann Grossman, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Manhattan Beach, Ca) Third round: C Martinez (Sp) bt E Likhovtseva (Kazak) 6-0 6-0; A Grossman (US) bt M Navratilova (US) 4-6 7-5 6-4; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt P Fendick (US) 6-3 6-3; 7-5 1-6 6-4; J Halard (Fr) bt A Gavaldon (Mex) 6-4 6-3; S Appelmans (Bel) bt S Testud (Fr) 5-7 6-1 7-5. Quarter-finals: J Halard (Fr) bt P Hy (Can) 3-6 6-2, 6-4.

MALAYSIAN SATELLITE CIRCUIT (Ipoh, selected) Singles, semi-finals: M Bhupathi (Ind) bt A Foster (GB) 7-6 6-1. Doubles, semi-final: D Tomashevich (Uzbek) and G Henderson (GB) bt Chen Chih Jung and Lien Yu Hui (Tai) 7-6 7-5.

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