Sporting Digest: Tennis

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TRACEY AUSTIN is to play in the Volkswagen Cup in Eastbourne, from 11-18 June.

ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome) First round: J Courier (US) bt L Nemecek (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-4 6-2; J Eltingh (Neth) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-4 6-3; D Vacek (Cz Rep) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-2 6-3; K Alami (Mor) bt O Camporese (It) 7-6 6-2; A Gaudenzi (It) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-2 6-3; J Siemerink (Neth) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-4 7-6; A Costa (Sp) bt G Schaller (Aut) 7-5 7-6; A Volkov (Rus) bt J Svensson (Swe) 6-7 6-2 6-0; P Sampras (US) bt A Krickstein (US) 6-1 7-6; M Stich (Ger) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-4; A Berasategui (Sp) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6-2 6-2; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 7-5 6-0; A Corretja (Sp) bt F Fontang (Fr) 7-6 5-7 7-5; D Nargiso (It) bt A Beust (Fr) 5-7 7-5 6-2; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 6-4 7-6; B Becker (Ger) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-1 1-6 6-1; J Sanchez (Sp) bt T El Sawy (Eg) 7-5 0-6 6-4; W Ferreira (SA) bt G Rusedski (Can) 3-6 7-6 6-2; R Krajicek (Neth) bt M Goellner (Ger) 6-4 6-2; H Leconte (Fr) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-3 6-7 7-6; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-3 7-6; A Agassi (US) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 4-6 6-1 7-5; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt O Martinez (Sp) 3-6 6-4 7-6; S Pescosolido (It) bt R Reneberg (US) 6-3 6-4.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) First round: B Rittner (Ger) bt L Neiland (Lat) 6-4 6-3; S Hack (Ger) bt N Muns-Jagerman (Neth) 6-4 6-1; B Schultz (Neth) bt S Cecchini (It) 6-4 6-3; S Farina (It) bt L Batschewa (Bul) 6-1 6-4; N Tauziat (Fr) bt A Vieira (Bra) 6-1 7-5; J Halard (Fr) bt E Likhotseva (Kazakhstan) 3-6 7-5 6-4; K Maleeva (Bul) bt G Fernandez (US) 6-4 4-6 6-3; K Po (US) bt J Byrne (Aus) 6-2 6-2. Second round: S Graf (Ger) bt K Kschwendt (Ger) 7-6 6-2; S Meier (Ger) bt K Date (Japan) 4-6 6-4 6-2; E Makarowa (Russia) bt A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) 6-4 5-7 7-6; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt S Stafford (US) 6-3 6-1; G Helgeson (US) bt N Herreman (Fr) 6-1 6-1; M Pierce (Fr) bt B Fulco-Villela (Arg) 6-2 6-1.

AMERICA'S RED CLAY MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Coral Springs, Fla) First round: S Simian (Fr) bt W Masur (Aus) 7-6 7-6; M Wilander (Swe) bt B Steven (NZ) 6-3 6-4; J Arias (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 3-6 6-4 6-1; M Ingaramo (Arg) bt D Flach (US) 6-7 6-2 6-3; J Garat (Arg) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 7-5 7-6; F Meligini (Bra) bt I Baron (US) 6-4 6-4; F Davin (Arg) bt T Ho (US) 6-3 6-3; B Shelton (US) bt C Garner (US) 6-2 4-6 7-6; M Washington (US) bt C Adams (US) 6-2 6-3; M Wilander (Swe) bt B Steven (NZ) 6-3 6-4; M Woodforde (Aus) bt J Grabb (US) 6-2 6-3.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Prague) First round: A Coetzer (SA) bt E Martincova (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-3; A Carlsson (Swe) bt L Harwey- Wild (US) 6-4 6-0; S Frankl (Ger) bt S Pitkowski (Fr) 6-3 7-6; R Dragomir (Rom) bt E Zardo (Swit) 6-2 6-4; L Richterova (Cz Rep) bt R Bobkova (Cz Rep) 7-5 7-6; J Husarova (Slovak) bt L Cenkova (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-4; P Begerow (Ger) bt M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) 6-3 6-4; M Grossi (It) bt M Maruska (Aus) 6-3 7-6.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Bracknell) Men's singles, second round: P Hand (Berks) bt M MacLagan (Sco) 6-4 6-3; G Carraz (Fr) bt T Larkham (Aus) 6-4 6-4; N Gould (GB) bt R Koenig (SA) 6-4 6-1; C Beecher (GB) bt N Bruno (It) 6-3 7-5; G Van Der Veeren (Bel) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 6-0 3-6 6-1; D Sapsford (GB) bt S Herdoiza (US) 6-4 2-6 7-6; B Cowan (GB) bt T Spinks (GB) 4-6 6-1 6-2; L Manta (Swit) bt S Manai (Swit) 4-1 ret.

Women's singles second round: I Kurta (US) bt A Kostecki (Den) 6-3 6-4; M Saeki (Japan) bt S Siddall (GB) 4-6 6-0 6-4; K Nugent (Irl) bt E Roubanova (GB) 7-5 6-0; R Maudsley (Aus) bt C Zachariadou (Gre) 6-2 6-1; J Ward (GB) bt L Austin (GB) 6-3 7-5; N De Villiers (SA) bt N Egorova (Rus) 2-6 7-6 2-6; C Taylor (GB) bt K Van Der Merwe (SA) 7-6 6-2; J Bhaguandas (GB) bt S Tse (GB) 6-4 0-6 6-4.

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