Sporting Digest: Tennis

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OTB INTERNATIONAL OPEN (Schenectady, New York): Men: First round: J Bjorkman (Swe) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-3 6-3; C Costa (Sp) bt G Grant (US) 6-3 6-3; J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 6-1 6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt J Arias (US) 6-4 7-6; J Apell (Swe) bt N Kulti (Swe) 5-7 6-2 6-3. Women: First round: E Reinach (SA) bt L Ferrando (It) 6-1 6-2; Shi-Ting Wang (Tai) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-1 2-6 6-2; E Makarova (Bul) bt G Helgeson (US) 6-0 6-4; S Stafford (US) bt L Meskhi (Geor) 6-4 6-4; N Tauziat (Fr) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-1 6-4; B Rittner (Ger) bt S Hack (Ger) 6-4 7-5; S Rottier (Bel) bt K Boogert (Neth) 4-6 6-4 6-2.

ATP MEN'S RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US); 2 G Ivanisevic (Croa); 3 S Bruguera (Sp); 4 M Stich (Ger); 5 S Edberg (Swe); 6 M Chang (US); 7 B Becker (Ger); 8 A Medvedev (Ukr); 9 T Martin (US); 10 A Berasategui (Sp); 11 J Courier (US); 12 W Ferreira (SA); 13 T Muster (Aut); 14 Y Kafelnikov (Rus); 15 M Rosset (Swit); 16 P Korda (Cz Rep); 17 M Gustafsson (Swe); 18 C Pioline (Fr); 19 C Costa (Sp); 20 A Agassi (US). GB: 72 J Bates; 81 M Petchey; 152 T Henman; 242 C Wilkinson; 264 R Matheson; 268 C Bailey; 289 N Gould; 294 D Sapsford; 302 M Maclagan; 331 B Cowan.

CANADIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Montreal) Final: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt S Graf (Ger) 7-5 1-6 7-6.

WTA WOMEN'S RANKINGS: 1 S Graf (Ger); 2 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 3 C Martinez (Sp); 4 M Navratilova (US); 5 M Pierce (Fr); 6 K Date (Japan); 7 L Davenport (US); 8 J Novotna (Cz Rep); 9 N Zvereva (Bela); 10 G Sabatini (Arg); 11 M J Fernandez (US); 12 Z Garrison Jackson (US); 13 A Coetzer (SA); 14 S Hack (Ger); 15 L McNeil (US); 16 A Huber (Ger); 17 M Maleeva (Bul); 18 H Sukova (Cz Rep); 19 A Frazier (US); 20 J Halard (Fr).

CROATIAN OPEN (Umag) First round: A Berasategui (Sp) bt H Wiltschnig (Aut) 6-2 7-5; F Roig (Sp) bt F Dewulf (Bel) 6-1 6-2; G Markus (Arg) bt P Vizner (Cz Rep) 6-1 6-4; H Gumy (Arg) bt D Orsanic (Arg) 6-4 6-2; J Arrese (Sp) bt G Solves (Fr) 3-6 7-6, 6-1; P Cane (It) bt O Camporese (It) 2-6 6-3 6-2; E Alvarez (Sp) bt E Rasberger (Croa) 6-1 6-2.

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