Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP World Group Quarter-finals (Rotterdam): United States and Netherlands level at 2-2 (J Courier bt R Krajicek 6-4 6-3 6-3; P Sampras bt J Eltingh 6-2 6-2 6-0; J Palmer and R Reneberg lost to P Haarhuis and Eltingh 6-2 6-7 3-6 7-6 2-6; Sampras lost to Krajicek 6-2 5-7 6-7 5-7). (Halle): Germany lead Spain 3-1 (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; Stich and K Braasch bt Bruguera and T Carbonell 6-3 7-6 6-2; Stich bt Bruguera 7-6 5-7 7-5 6-2). (St Petersburg): Russia bt Czech Republic 3-2 (Y Kafelnikov bt S Dosedel 6-2 6-3 6-4; A Olhovskiy lost to P Korda 3-6 2-6 2-6; Kafelnikov and Olhovskiy lost to Korda and C Suk 3-6 6-4 4-6; Kafelnikov bt Korda 6-4 6-1 2-6 6-4; Olkhovskiy bt Dosedel 6-2 2-6 7-6 6-3). (Cannes): Sweden bt France 3-2 (S Edberg bt A Boetsch 6-3 6-2 7-6; H Holm lost to C Pioline 4-6 3-6 5-7; J Apell and J Bjorkman bt O Delaitre and J-P Fleurian 6-1 6-4 6-4; S Edberg bt C Pioline 4-6 3-6 1-6; Holm lost to Delaitre 4-6 3-6).

Euro/Africa Zone Group One Relegation play-off (Manchester): Romania bt Great Britain 3-2 (R Sabau bt J Bates 0-6 3-6 7-6 6-2 6-2; A Pavel bt M Petchey 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-2; D Pescariu and G Cosac lost to J Bates and T Henman 6-2 6-7 6-2 6-1; Pavel lost to Bates 3-6 6-7 2-6). Group Two Second round: (Warsaw) Morocco lead Poland 3-0. (Jurmala, Lat): Latvia bt Ukraine 3-2. (Ljubljana): Finland lead Slovenia 2-1. (Accra): Nigeria lead Ghana 2-1. Relegation play-offs: (Dublin): Ireland lead Kenyal 2-1 (P Wright lost to P Wekesa 7-6 5-7 3- 6 4-6; E Collins bt A Cooper 6-0 6-0 6-1; Collins and M Farren bt E Polo and Wekesa 7-6 6-3 6- 3). (Cairo): Bulgaria lead Egypt 2-1. (Athens): Estonia lead Greece 2-1. (Monte Carlo): Monaco bt Senegal 4-1. America Zone Group One: (Montevideo): Argentina and Uruguay level at 1-1. Group Two: (Montreal): Canada lead Venezuela 1-0.

US PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS (Brookline, Mass) Singles quarter-finals: M Washington (US) bt G Bezecny (US) 6-0 6-2; W Masur (Aus) bt D Nainkin (SA) 7-5 7-6; P McEnroe (US) leads J Arias (US) 6-3 4-3 (rain).

MEN'S NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN (Newcastle) Singles semi-finals: S Youl (Aus) bt B Black (Zim) 6-7 6-2 6-4; B Larkham (Aus) bt R Agenor (Hai) 5-7 6-2 2-0 ret. Final: Youl bt Larkham 6-1 7-6. Doubles semi-finals: J Eagle (Aus) and T Kempers (Hol) bt T Nelson (US) and D Norman (Bel) 7-6 6-3; N Broad (GB) and S Youl (Aus) bt R Agenor (Hai) and B Black (Zim) 6-1 7-6.

WOMEN'S OPEN CLAY-COURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Prague) Final: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt C Martinez (Sp) 6-2 6-7 6-3.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE (Frinton-on-Sea) Singles final: S-A Siddall (GB) bt V Webb (Can) 6-4 7-6. Doubles final: H Crook and V Davies (GB) bt N Egorova and S Parhomenko (Rus) 6-3 6-2.

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