Sporting Digest: Tennis

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FRENCH OPEN (Paris) Men's singles semi- finals: S BRUGUERA (Sp) bt J COURIER (US) 6-3 5-7 6-3 6-3; A Berasategui (Sp) bt M Larsson (Swe) 6-3 6-4 6-1. Men's doubles semi-final: J Apell and J Bjorkman (Swe) bt G CONNELL (Can) and P GALBRAITH (US) 6-7 6-3 7-5. Women's doubles semi-finals: L DAVENPORT and L RAYMOND (US) bt A COETZER (SA) and I GORROCHATEGUI (Arg) 7-6 6-7 6-4; G FERNANDEZ (US) and N ZVEREVA (Bela) bt J HALARD and N TAUZIAT (Fr) 4-6 6-2 6-4. (Seeded players in capitals).

MONIQUE JAVER, the British No 2, lost 6-1, 6-3 to Australia's Kerry-Ann Guse in the semi-finals of the women's singles at the Direct Line Insurance tournament in Beckenham yesterday. Andrew Richardson, the British No 14, ranked No 522 in the world, was beaten 6-3, 6-2 by Australia's Jason Stoltenberg, No 40 in the world, in the last eight of the men's event.

DIRECT LINE INSURANCE TOURNAMENT (Beckenham) Men's singles quarter finals: G Forget (Fr) bt W McGuire (US) 7-5 6-3; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt A Richardson (GB) 6-3

6-2. Women's singles semi-finals: K Guse (Aus) bt M Javer (GB) 6-1 6-3; D Van Rensburg (SA) bt S McCarthy (US) 7-6 6-4. Men's doubles semi-finals: B Pearce (US) and L Warder (Aus) bt A Kratzman and M Kratzman (Aus) 6-3 6-4; M Ondruska (SA) and B Talbot (US) bt N Borwick and J Stoltenberg (Aus) 4-6 6-4 6-3. Women's doubles, final: C Barclay and K Guse (Aus) bt K Radford (Aus) and J Richardson (NZ) 6-3 6-4.

EURO WIRRAL INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Ashton Park, West Kirby) Men's singles first round: K Carlsen (Den) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 4-6 6-4 6-4.

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