Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melbourne): Men's singles, second round: M Washington (US) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-4 2-6 6-2 3-6 6-2. Third round: J COURIER (US) bt N Kulti (Swe) 6-3 6-3 7-6; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt B Larkham (Aus) 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-6 6-2; W FERREIRA (SA) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 4-6 6-2 7-6 6-4; G IVANISEVIC (Croa) bt A Krickstein (US) 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-4; P SAMPRAS (US) bt S Simian (Fr) 7-5 6-1 1-6 6-4; I LENDL (US) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-4; M GUSTAFSSON (Swe) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-2 6-2 6-2; G Stafford (SA) bt M ROSSET (Swit) 3-6 6-2 6-2 6-1. Women's singles, second round: M MALEEVA (Bul) bt N Sawamatsu (Japan) 6-2 6-4. Third round: S GRAF (Ger) bt B Rittner (Ger) 6-2 6-4; K DATE (Japan) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-3 7-5; G Helgeson (US) bt A HUBER (Ger) 3-6 7-6 6-4; M J FERNANDEZ (US) bt C Kuhlman (US) 6-4 6-1; C MARTINEZ (Sp) bt A Frazier (US) 6-3 6-0; S Testud (Fr) bt H SUKOVA (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3; L DAVENPORT (US) bt E Makarova (Rus) 6-1 6-2; C Rubin (US) bt K Radford (Aus) 6-3 7-6. Seeds in capitals.

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