Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP World Group Quarter-finals (Rotterdam): United States lead Netherlands 2-0 (J Courier bt R Krajicek 6-4 6-3 6-3; P Sampras bt J Eltingh 6-2 6-2 6-0). (Halle): Germany and Spain level at 1-1 (M Goellner lost to S Bruguera 6-7 3-6 2-6; M Stich bt J Burillo 4-6 6-3

7-6 6-2). (St Petersburg): Russia and Czech Republic level 1-1 (Y Kafelnikov bt S Dosedel 6-2 6-3 6-4; A Olhovskiy lost to P Korda 3-6 2-6 2-6). (Cannes): France and Sweden level at 1-1 (A Boetsch lost to S Edberg 3-6 2-6 6-7; C Pioline bt H Holm 6-4 6-3 7-5).

Euro/Africa Zone Group One Relegation play-off (Manchester): Romania leads Great Britain 2-0 (R Sabau bt J Bates 0-6 3-6 7-6 6-2 6-2; M Petchey lost to A Pavel 6-3 3-6 4-6 2-6). Group Two Second round: (Jurmala, Lat): Latvia and Ukraine level at 1-1. (Ljubljana): Finland lead Slovenia 1-0. (Cairo): Egypt and Bulgaria level at 1-1. Relegation play-off: (Athens): Greece and Estonia level at 1-1. America Zone: (Montevideo, Urug): Argentina and Uruguay level at 1-1.

MEN'S NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN (Newcastle) Singles Quarter-finals: R Agenor (Hai) bt G Henderson (GB) 6-4 7-5; B Larkham (Aus) bt T Baur (Ger) 6-4 6-1; S Youl (Aus) bt N Marques (Por) 7-6 6-1; B Black (Zim) bt B Galik (Slovak) 6-4 6-2.

WOMEN'S OPEN CLAY-COURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Prague) Semi-finals: C Martinez (Sp) bt L Davenport (US) 6-2 6-0; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt H Sukova (Cz Rep) 6-4 3-6 6-3.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE (Frinton-on-Sea) Semi-finals: S-A Siddall (GB) bt L Varmouzova (San Marino) 6-2 7-5; V Webb (Can) bt A Mauresmo (Fr) 6-4 6-2.

REEBOK TOUR (Frinton-on-Sea) Men's semi- finals: G Steenkamp bt D Sweeney 6-3 7-6; L Matthews bt N Fulwood 6-3 6-4. Women's semi-finals: N Dechey bt L Pleming 6-4 7-5; T Morton-Rogers bt M Lamarre 6-2 7-5.

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