Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP WORLD TEAM CUP (Dusseldorf): Red Group: Spain bt Australia 2-1 (S Bruguera bt W Masur 6-3 7-6, C Costa bt M Woodforde 6-4 6-2, Bruguera and T Carbonell lost to Masur and Woodforde 7-5 3-6 3-6). Blue Group: Germany bt France 2-1 (B Karbacher bt A Boetsch 2-6 6-4 6-2, M Stich bt C Pioline 6-4

2-6 6-2, P Kuehnen and B Karbacher lost to A Boetsch and O Delaitre 4-6 2-6); United States bt Russia 3-0 (M Chang bt A Volkov 6-4 7-5, P Sampras bt Y Kafelnikov 6-3 6-3, P McEnroe and R Reneberg bt Volkov and A Olhovskiy 6-7

6-4 6-4).

BOLOGNA OPEN First round: F Meligeni (Bra) bt R Fromberg (Aut) 3-6 6-4 6-3; M Goellner (Ger) bt F Clavet (Sp) 2-6 6-3 6-4; A Gaudenzi (It) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 6-1 2-6 6-4; S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt F Davin (Arg) 4-6 6-2 6-2; J Burillo (Sp) bt K Alami (Mor) 6-4 6-3; J Sanchez (Sp) bt H Dreekmann (Ger) 6-3 3-6 7-6; S Pescosolido (It) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-0 3-6 6-2; J Tarango (US) bt M Meneschincheri (It) 6-4 6-0.

EUROCARD WOMEN'S OPEN (Lucerne, Swit) Singles, first round: M McGrath (US) bt L Golarsa (It) 6-1 1-6 6-3; L Harvey-Wild (US) bt M Werdel (US) 7-5 6-2; N Feber (Bel) bt S Cacic (US) 6-2 6-1; B Reinstadler (Aut) bt K Ptaszek (Den) 6-7 6-0 6-1; E Martincova (Cz Rep) bt J Byrne (Aus) 3-6 6-3 6-0.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Strasbourg) First round: I Demongeot (Fr) bt A Keller (US) 7-5 6- 1; I Majoli (Croa) bt D Monami (Bel) 3-6 6-2

6-2; A Dechaume (Fr) bt A Castera (Fr) 6-4

6-0; L McNeil (US) bt M Strandlund (Swe)

6-2 7-6; S Stafford (US) bt S Rottier (Bel) 4-6 6- 4 6-2; S Testud (Fr) bt M Oremans (Fr) 6-1 6-2; B Schett (Aut) bt K Kroupova (Cz Rep) 4-6 6-3 6-3; A Carlsson (Swe) bt A Viera (Bra) 7-5 6-2.

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