Sporting Digest: Tennis

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JIMMY CONNORS beat Johan Kriek 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the 35-and-over Champions Tour in Las Vegas on Sunday. John Lloyd and Jose-Luis Clerc won the doubles against Tom Gullikson and Vijay Amritraj 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.

LORI McNEIL, of the US, will defend her DFS Classic women's title at Edgbaston Priory next month.

FRENCH OPEN SEEDINGS Men: 1 P Sampras (US); 2 M Stich (Ger); 3 S Edberg (Swe); 4 A Medvedev (Ukr); 5 G Ivanisevic (Croa); 6 S Bruguera (Sp); 7 J Courier (US); 8 M Chang (US); 9 T Martin (US); 10 B Becker (Ger); 11 T Muster (Aut); 12 P Korda (Cz Rep); 13 M Gustafsson (Swe); 14 C Pioline (Fr); 15 C Costa (Sp); 16 R Krajicek (Neth). Women: 1 S Graf (Ger); 2 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 3 C Martinez (Sp); 4 M Navratilova (US); 5 J Novotna (Cz Rep); 6 K Date (Japan); 7 N Zvereva (Bela); 8 G Sabatini (Arg); 9 L Davenport (US); 10 M J Fernandez (US); 11 A Huber (Ger); 12 M Pierce (Fr); 13 M Maleeva (Bul); 14 Z Garrison Jackson (US); 15 H Sukova (Cz Rep); 16 S Hack (Ger).

ATP TOURNAMENT (Bologna) First round: A Berasategui (Sp) bt C Adams (US) 6-2 6-0; F Mordegan (It) bt M Petchey (GB) 6-2 6-2; J Arrese (It) bt G Rusedski (US) 7-5 7-6; P Rafter (Aus) bt G Schaller (Aut) 7-6 6-4.

WORLD TEAM CUP (Dusseldorf): Red group: Sweden bt Czech Republic 2-1 (S Edberg lost to P Korda 6-1 6-4, M Gustafsson bt K Novacek 6-2 7-5, J Apell and J Bjorkman bt Korda and M Damm 6-4 6-2); Spain lead Australia 1-0 (S Bruguera bt W Masur 6-3 7-6). Blue group: United States lead Russia 1-0 (M Chang bt A Volkov 6-4 7-5); Germany lead France 1-0 (B Karbacher bt A Boetsch 2-6 6-4 6-2).

EUROCARD WOMEN'S OPEN (Lucerne, Swit) Singles, first round: A Smashnova (Isr) bt E Zardo (Swit) 7-5 6-4; T Austin (US) bt G Dondit (Swit) 6-4 6-0; C Rubin (US) bt K Po (US) 6-2 6-4; L Ferrando (It) bt M Endo (Japan) 6-2 6-4; N Louarsabischwili (Geor) bt N Medwedewa (Ukr) 7-5 7-6; L Raymond (US) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-2 6-4; S Pitkowski (Fr) bt C Kuhlmann (US) 6-4 6-3.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Strasbourg) First round: K Nagatsuka (Japan) bt S Plischke (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-1; N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt K Studenikova (Slovak) 6-1 7-6; B Schett (Aut) bt K Kroupova (Cz Rep) 4-6 6-3 6-3; J Wiesner (Aut) bt A Gavaldon (Mex) 6-3 6-1.

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