Sporting Digest: Tennis

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CANADIAN OPEN (Toronto): First round: O Delaitre (Fr) bt P Rafter (Aus) 5-7 6-3 6-3; J Bates (GB) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 6-3 3-6 6-1; C Adamas (US) bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 3-6 6-2 6-3.

DUTCH OPEN (Hilversum) First round: M Rios (Chile) bt H-J Davids (Neth) 6-2 6-3; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt T Nijssen (Neth) 3-6 7-6 6-2; R Fromberg (Aus) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 7-5 7-5; M Filippini (Urug) bt C Costa (Sp) 7-6 3-1 ret; S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-2 6-3; J Winnink (Neth) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-4 6-4.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Maria Lankowitz, Aut) First round: P Ritter (Aut) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-2 6-3; N van Lottum (Fr) bt K Studenikova (Slovak) 2-6 6-3 7-5; S Farina (It) bt M Grossi (It) 6-7 6-2 6-4.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Stratton, Ver) First round: J Watanabe (US) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 6-1 6-3; I Majoli (Croat) bt P Fendick (US) 6-1 1-6 6-4; G Helgeson (US) bt M Kochta (Ger) 6-2 6-0; M Werdel (US) bt E Likhovtseva (Kazak) 6-1 6-2.

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