Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MARTINA NAVRATILOVA is to make a farewell appearance in the First Pacific Bank Challenge exhibition tournament in Hong Kong from 5 to 7 January.

AUSTRALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sydney) First round: R Krajicek (Neth) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 7-6 6-3; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-3 7-5; J Stark (US) bt M Petchey (GB) 6-4 6-3; B Steven (NZ) bt G Rusedski (Can) 6-7 6-4 7-5; S Bryan (US) bt M Philippoussis (Aus) 6-3 6-3.

TOULOUSE INDOOR MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: J Hlasek (Swit) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 4-6 7-5 6-1; H Dreekmann (Ger) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 6-4 7-6; L Mattar (Bra) bt C Adams (US) 7-6 6-2; M Rosset (Swit) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-4 6-4; O Delaitre (Fr) bt L Bartez (Fr) 6-2 6-1; F Santoro (Fr) bt J-P Fleurian (Fr) 6-4 6-2.

ATHENS ATP TOURNAMENT First round: M Rios (Chile) bt P Moschoutis (Gre) 7-6 6-2; G Schaller (Aut) bt G Solves (Fr) 6-4 6-4; K Kucera (Slovak) bt P Cane (It) 5-7 6-4 6-2; J Sanchez (Sp) bt F Roig (Sp) 7-6 6-4; J Burillo (Sp) bt M Sinner (Ger) 6-4 7-6; F Clavet (Sp) bt R Furlan (It) 6-2 6-7 6-2; M Ondruska (SA) bt G Kalovenis (Gre) 6-2 6-0.

VIDAL SASSOON IRISH OPEN (Dublin) First round: C Wilkinson (GB) bt T Gollwitzer (Ger) 6-4 7-5; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt G McGill (Irl) 6-2 6-3; D Sapford (GB) bt J Novak (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-0; R Vasek (Cz Rep) bt S Barron (Irl) 6-3 3-6 6-3; D Prinosil (Ger) bt K Goossens (Bel) 7-6 6-4; M Barnard (SA) bt C Van Garsse (Bel) 2-6 6-3 6-3.

EUROPEAN INDOOR WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Zurich) First round: M Werdel (US) bt S Cacic (US) 6-3 6-4; E Makarova (Rus) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 7-5 6-1; H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt F Labat (Arg) 6-4 6-3; M Maleeva (Bul) bt P Shriver (US) 7-5 7-6; M Werdel (US) bt S Cacic (US) 6-3 6-4; L McNeil (US) bt K Adams (US) 2-6 6-3 7-5; S Stafford (US) bt A Smashnova (Isr) 6-0 6-1; N Tauziat (Fr) bt S Rottier (Neth) 7-6 6-4.

LTA AUTUMN SATELLITE (Nottingham) Women's first round: T Karsten (Ger) bt A Kostecki (Den) 7-6 2-6 6-4; M Lamarre (Fr) bt Z Mellis (GB) 7-6 7-6; C Herbert (GB) bt M Hughes (GB) 6-2 6-1; E Bond (GB) bt J McMahon (GB) 6-1 6-0; K Hand (GB) bt N Dechy (Fr) 6-7 6-3 6-4; G De Natale (It) bt L Woodroffe (GB) 7-6 6-2; O Barabanschikova (Bela) bt L Alami (Mor) 6-1 6-2; A Sidot (Ger) bt J Osman (GB) 6-1 6-1.

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