Sporting Digest: Tennis

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CLARE WOOD, the British No 1, has been awarded a wild card for the Brighton International Championships which start on 18 October.

SEIKO SUPER TOURNAMENT (Tokyo) First round results: D Poliakov (Ukr) bt T Chaen (Japan) 6-1 6-3; N Kulti (Swe) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 6-4; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt T Nydahl (Swe) 6-4 3-6 6-3; J Tarango (US) bt M Ruah (Ven) 3-6 6-3 7-6; B Steven (NZ) bt J Grabb (US) 6-3 7-5; P Kilderry (Aus) bt S Bryan (US) 1- 6 7-6 6-3; A Jarryd (Swe) bt M Petchey (GB) 6-3 6-2. Kim Bong-soo (S Kor) bt N Pereira (Ven) 7- 6 4-6 6-3; G Rusedski (Can) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 7-6 4-6 7-6; J Eagle (Aus) bt T Mori (Japan) 6-2 7-5; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 7-6 3-6 6-3; A Mronz (Ger) bt S Davis (US) 6-4 6-4.

TEL AVIV ATP TOURNAMENT First round (Israel unless stated): V Spadea (US) bt O Sela 6-3 7-5; J Bjorkman (Swe) bt E Ran 7-6 7-6; J Erlich bt Eyal Erlich 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; C Saceanu (Ger) bt J Apell (Swe) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

FILDERSTADT AFP TOURNAMENT First round: J Halard (Fr) bt F Labat (Arg) 6-4 1-6 6- 0; C Martinez (Sp) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 7-5 6-2.

ATP TOUR RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US) 4,884pts; 2 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 3,125; 3 M Stich (Ger) 3,092; 4 S Bruguera (Sp) 2,727; 5 S Edberg (Swe) 2,642; 6 B Becker (Ger) 2,577; 7 T Martin (US) 2,477; 8 A Berasategui (Sp) 2,361; 9 M Chang (US) 2,277; 10 A Agassi (US) 2,132; 11 A Medvedev (Ukr) 2,041; 12 Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 1,992; 13 W Ferreira (SA) 1,976; 14 J Courier (US) 1,760; 15 T Muster (Aut) 1,611.

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