Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome) Singles, semi- finals: B Becker (Ger) bt G Ivanisevic (Croa) 6-2 7-6; P Sampras (US) bt S Dosedel (US) 6-1 6-2. Final: Sampras bt Becker 6-1 6-2 6-2. Doubles, final: Y Kafelnikov (Rus) and D Rikl (Cz Rep) bt W Ferreira (SA) and J Sanchez (Sp) 6-1 7-5.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) Semi- finals: B Schultz (Neth) Schultz bt A Huber (Ger) 7-6 6-3; S Graf (Ger) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-3. Final: Graf bt Schultz 7-6 6-4.

AMERICA'S RED CLAY MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Coral Springs, Fla) Quarter-finals: F Meligeni (Bra) bt F Davin (Arg) 6-3 6-2; L Mattar (Bra) bt B Shelton (US) 6-4 6-4. Semi- finals: Mattar bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-4 6-4; J Morgan (Aus) bt Meligeni 6-3 5-7 7-6. Final: Mattar bt Morgan 6-4 3-6 6-3.

PRAGUE WOMEN'S OPEN Semi-finals: A Coetzer (SA) bt P Suarez (Arg) 7-5 6-2; A Carlsson (Swe) bt S Frankl (Ger) 6-2 6-1. Final: Coetzer bt Carlsson 6-1 7-6.

EVEREST NATIONAL CLUB LEAGUE Premier Division Men: Group A: Banbury West End 1 Castle Farm 5; Newlands 0 Holcombe Brook 6; David Lloyd Bushey 4 Edgbaston Priory 2; Holcombe Brook 2 David Lloyd Bushey 4; Castle Farm 6 Newlands 0; Egbaston Priory 2 Banbury West End 4.Group B: David Lloyd Heston 5 West Hants 1; Winchester 5 West Hants 1; Clearview 5 David Lloyd Heston 1. Women: Group A: Edgbaston Priory 3 Huddersfield 3 (Edgbaston Prior win 8-6 sets); Holcombe Brook 5 Gosling 1; Bramhall Park 3 Banbury West End 3 (Bramall win 9-7 sets); Banbury West End 1 Holcombe Brook 5; Huddersfield 1 Bramhall Park 5. Group B: Queens Club 4 Caversham 2; Clearview 4 Winchester 2; STCC 4 Globe 2; Globe 1 Queens Club 5; Winchester 5 STCC 1; Caversham 1 Clearview 5.

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