Sporting Digest: Tennis

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THREE British players have been awarded wild cards for Monday's Manchester Open at West Didsbury. Mark Petchey, Chris Bailey and Tim Henman will join the British No 1, Jeremy Bates, in the main draw for the ATP World Series event.

STELLA ARTOIS MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Queen's Club, London) Quarter-finals: J Apell (Swe) bt J Bates (GB) 6-3 7-5; C Van Rensburg (SA) bt J Morgan (Aus) 4-6 6-2 6-4; T Martin (US) bt S Edberg (Swe) 6-3 6-4; P Sampras (US) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-1 6-4.

DFS WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham) Third round: Z Garrison-Jackson (US) bt E Reinach (SA) 6-3 6-3; L Golarsa (It) bt P Fendick (US) 6-4 6-2; I Majoli (Croat) bt K Radford (Aus) 7-6 2-6 6-4. Quarter-finals: Garrison-Jackson bt Golarsa 6-4 6-2; N Tauziat (Fr) bt P Shriver (US) 6-1 6-3; B Schultz (Neth) bt Majoli 6-4 5-7 6-0; L McNeil (US) bt J Kruger (SA) 6-3 6-4.

MEN'S CLAY COURT TOURNAMENT (Florence) Second round: M Goellner (Ger) bt A Costa (Sp) 6-4 6-4; P Cane (It) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-3 ret; F Clavet (Sp) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-3 3-6 6-4; R Fromberg (Aut) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 7-6 6-4. Quarter-finals: M Filippini (Urug) bt H De la Pena (Arg) 6-2 6-2; B Karbacher (Ger) bt G Markus (Arg) 7-6 7-6.

MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Rosmalen, Neth): Second round: H Leconte (Fr) bt D Nargiso (It) 6-2 6-7 6-4; S Youl (Aus) bt J Stark (US) 7-5 7-6. Quarter-finals: R Krajicek (Neth) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-4 6-2; D A (Aus) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 7-6 6-3.

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