Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN OPEN MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Rome) First round: S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 3-6 7-5 6-0; R Fromberg (Aus) bt F Roig (Sp) 6-4 7-6; R Furlan (It) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-0 6-3; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-4 3-6 7-5; P Cane (It) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-4 1-6 7-5; M Chang (US) bt P Rafter (Aus) 6-3 3-6 7-5; C Pioline (Fr) bt N Kulti (Swe) 6-4 6-3.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) First round: T Ignatieva (Bela) bt M Babel (Ger) 6-4 6-1; P Ritter (Aut) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 6-2 7-5; P Hy (Can) bt V Ruano-Pascual (Sp) 6-3 6-4; B Fulco-Villella (Arg) bt S Testud (Fr) 6-1 6-1; N Herreman (Fr) bt H Rusch (Ger) 3-6 6-1 7-6; E Makarova (Rus) bt C Vis (Neth) 7-5 6-3; L Garrone (It) bt C Hofmann (Ger) 6-2 6-0; S Meier (Ger) bt A Smashnova (Isr) 6-2 7-5; L Garrone (It) bt C Hofmann (Ger) 6-2 6-0 ; K Kschwendt (Ger) bt P Tarabini (Arg) 6-3 6-3; W Probst (Ger) bt S Jeanzeelan (Can) 6-1 6-1; E Wagner (Ger) bt R Zrubakova (Cz Rep) 1-6 6-3 6-3; L Garrone (It) bt C Hofmann (Ger) 6-2 6-0; G Helgeson (US) bt C Wood (GB) 6-4 6-2; A Galvadon (Mex) bt N Avila (Sp) 6-7 7-5 7-5; S Stafford (US) bt M Muric (Croa) 6-1 6-2.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Bracknell) Men's first round: C Wilkinson (GB) bt J Delgado (GB) 6-4 6-2; S Herdoiza (US) bt A Richardson (GB) 7-5 6-4; T Spinks (GB) bt J Davidson (GB) 6-2 6-1; L Manta (Swit) bt R Matheson (GB) 6-1 6-2; P Hand (GB) bt N Weal (GB) 6-0 6-4; G Caraz (Fr) bt P Langvardt (Den) 7-6 6-2; R Koenig (SA) bt S Noteboom (Neth) 6-3 3-6 6-3; C Beecher (GB) bt J Fox (GB) 3-6 6-3 6-3. Women's first round: N De Villiers (SA) bt G Magin (Sp) 3-6 6-4 6-3; S Fiddall (GB) bt A Tordoff (GB) 6-3 6-1; K Roubanova (GB) bt A Sciarpelletti (It) 6-4 3-6 6-2; K Nugent (Irl) bt M Beadman (Aus) 6-3 6-3; R Mawdsley (Aus) bt J Hodder (Aus) 4-6 7-5 6-2; L Austin (GB) bt M Hughes (GB) 6-1 6-2; J McMahon (GB) bt J Ward (GB) 6-2 6-3; I Kurta (US) bt T Morton-Rodgers (Aus) 6-2 6-4; A Kostecki (Den) bt F Lishman (GB) 6-3 6-2; N Egorova (Rus) bt M Lincoln (Fin) 6-1 7-5; M Saeki (Japan) bt M Mair (GB) 6-4 6-2; C Zachariadou (Gr) bt E Nortje (Nam) 6-2 6-2; K Van der Merwe (SA) bt F Hearn (GB) 6-4 6-1; C Taylor (GB) bt C Ampuero (Bol) 4-6 6-3 7-6; S Tse (GB) bt C Stassen (Neth) 6-4 6-4.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Coral Springs, Fla) First round: G Stafford (SA) bt M Filippini (Uru) 2-6 6-3 rtd; F Clavet (Sp) bt J Hlasek (Switz) 7-6 7-5; L Mattar (Bra) bt S Bryan (US) 6-3 6-2.

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