Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MARTINA NAVRATILOVA will include a defence of the pre-Wimbledon Volkswagen Cup at Eastbourne (13- 18 June) in her itinerary for her last year on the women's tour. Jana Novotna, the Wimbledon runner-up, is also in the field.

BORIS BECKER'S successful defence of his Milan indoor singles title yesterday was his first tournament win in a year in only his second Tour event since returning to the circuit after the birth of his first child.

MILAN MEN'S TOURNAMENT: Semi-finals: P Korda (Cz Rep) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 4-6 6-1 6-4; B Becker (Ger) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 7-6 6-1. Final: Becker bt Korda 6-2 3-6 6-3.

ST JUDE INTERNATIONAL MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Memphis): Quarter-finals: P McEnroe (US) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 6-3 7-6; T Martin (US) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-1 6-7 7-6; B Gilbert bt J Courier 6-4 6-4; A O'Brien (US) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-3 6-3. Semi-finals: Martin b O'Brien 6-3 4-6 7-5; Gilbert bt McEnroe 7-6 6-1. Final: Martin bt Gilbert 6-4 7-5.

LTA MEN'S INDOOR SATELLITE CIRCUIT (Coventry): Singles, semi-finals: M Barnard (SA) bt F Cousin (Bel) 6-1 6-1; E Ferreira (SA) bt A Vysand (Est) 2-6 6-4 6-4. Final: Barnard bt Ferreira 7-5 6-3.

VIRGINIA SLIMS WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Chicago): Singles, quarter-finals: M Maleeva (Bul) bt M Navratilova (US) 6-4 6-3; N Zvereva (Bela) bt Z Garrison Jackson (US) 6-3 6-2; C Rubin (US) bt S Cacic (US) 6-4 6-0. Semi-finals: Zvereva bt L McNeill (US) 6-3 7-6; Rubin (US) bt Maleeva 7-6 2-0 ret. Final: Zvereva bt Rubin 6-3 7-5.

ASIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Amagasaki, Japan): Singles, semi-finals: M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt M Endo (Japan) 6-0 6-3; I Majoli (Croa) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 7-5 7-5. Final: Maleeva-Fragniere bt Majoli 6-1 4-6 7-5.

LINZ WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Aut): Singles, semi-finals: S Appelmans (Bel) bt B Schett (Aut) 7-5 6-4; M Babel (Ger) bt J Maniokova (Rus) 6-3 6-4. Final: Appelmans bt Babel 6-1 4-6 7-6.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Sunderland): Singles, final: G Coorengel (Neth) bt M Maruska (Aut) 6-2 7-5. Doubles, final: Coorengel and A Smith (Staffs) bt C Stassen and N Tijssen (Neth) 3-6 6-1 6-2.

ROVER JUNIOR 14 AND UNDER INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Basingstoke): Boys' semi- finals: S Dickson (Cheshire) bt A Mule (Herts) 6-4 6-3; D Belcher (Cheshire) bt S Rhodes (Surrey) 6-2 0-6 7-6. Final: Dickson bt Belcher 6-4 6-2. Girls' semi-finals: S Lydon (Somerset) bt C Aldridge (Hants) 6-1 6-3; J Cunliffe (Cleveland) bt L Davison (Cleveland) 3-6 6-2 6-1. Final: Lydon bt Cunliffe 3-6 7-5 6-3.

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