Sporting Digest: Tennis

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The Independent Online
THE court in Oporto for Britain's Davis Cup tie against Portugal which starts tomorrow has been declared unsafe by the French referee Didier Simmonet, who ruled that the back court at one end was too close to a castle wall.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Houston) First round: M Babel (Ger) bt Z Garrison-Jackson (US) 6-2 6-4; A Montolio (Sp) bt K Po (US) 6-0 6-1. Second round: A Montolio (Sp) bt L Davenport (US) 6-3 6-4; S Hack (Ger) bt S Cecchini (It) 6-1 6-0; V Martinek (Ger) bt M Maleeva (Bul) 4-6 7-6 7-6.

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