Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP World Group semi-finals (Hamburg): Germany v Russia: Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 7-6 6-1 2-6 6-4; A Volkov (Rus) bt M Stich (Ger) 7-5 1-6 7-6 6-4. (Gothenburg): Sweden v United States: T Martin (US) bt S Edberg (Swe) 6-2 2-6 6-4 6-3; M Larsson (Swe) lost to P Sampras (US) 7-6 4-6 2-6 6-7.

DAVIS CUP World group qualifying round (Porto): Portugal v Croatia: I Saric (Croa) bt N Marques (Por) 6-3 6-3 3-6 3-6 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt E Couto (Por) 6-2 5-7 6-5 ret. (Montevideo): Uruguay v Austria: T Muster (Aut) bt D Perez (Urug) 6-3 6-2 6-3; G Schaller (Aut) bt M Filippini (Uru) 4-6 5-7 6-0 6-0 6-3. (Budapest): Hungary v Italy: A Gaudenzi (It) bt J Krocsko (Hung) 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-3; R Furlan (It) bt S Noszaly (Hung) 7-6 6-2 6-7 6-1. (Tel Aviv): Israel v Belgium: G Bloom (Isr) lost to F Dewulf (Bel) 4-6 3-6 3-6; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt C van Garsse (Bel) 7-5 6-3 7-6. (Jaipur): India v South Africa: L Paes (Ind) bt G Stafford (SA)6-4 6-3 5-2 (ret); A Ismail (Ind) lost to W Ferreira (SA) 4-6 2-6 2-6. (Jakarta): Indonesia v Switzerland: J Hlasek (Swit) bt B Wijaya (Indon) 7-6 6-2 6-0; M Rosset (Swit) bt Suwandi (Indon) 6-4 6-3 6-1. (Wellington): New Zealand v Australia: B Steven (NZ) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 7-5 6-7 6-3 7-5; J Greenhalgh (NZ) lost to P Rafter (Aus) 5-7 2-6 3-6; (Copenhagen) Denmark v Peru: J Yzaga (Peru) bt F Fetterlein (Den) 7-5 4-6 7-6 3-6 11-9.

DAVIS CUP Euro / Africa zone group two third round (Jurmala): Latvia v Morocco: H Arazi (Mor) bt A Strombahs (Lat) 6-1 6-1

7-6; Y El-Aynaoui (Mor) bt G Dzelde (Lat) 7-5 6-7 7-5 6-2. (Accra): Ghana v Slovenia: I Donkor (Gha) lost to U Bozic (Sloven) 4-6 4-6 1-6; F Ofori (Gha) bt B Trupej (Sloven) 0-6 6-4 6-2 7-5.

NICHIREI WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Tokyo) Quarter-finals: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt M Werdel (US) 6-4 6-0; A Frazier (US) bt M Endo (Japan) 6-2 7-5; N Miyagi (Japan) beat S Hack (Ger) 7-6 7-5; G Sabatini (Arg) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 6-3 6-7 7-5.

WTA WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Moscow) Semi-finals: M Maleeva (Bul) bt E Makarova (Rus) 3-6 6-1 6-4; S Cecchini (It) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 7-5 6-3.

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