Sporting Digest: Tennis

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NICE OPEN (clay) First round: S Edberg (Swe) bt T Nijssen (Neth) 4-6 6-2 6-0; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 6-4 6-4; M Ondruska (SA) bt T Guardiola (Fr) 6-3 1-6 7-6; A Boetsch (Fr) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 1-6 7-6 6-1; F Davin (Arg) bt B Becker (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-1; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt D Dier (Ger) 6-3 6-7 6-1; I Lendl (US) bt G Markus (Arg) 6-2 6-2; F Santoro (Fr) bt R Furlan (It) 6-3 6-4.

HONG KONG OPEN Second round: J Courier (US) bt J Bates (GB) 6-1 6-4; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-3 6-1; P McEnroe (US) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-4 6-4; B Steven (NZ) bt T Ho (US) 5-7 6-2 6-2.

US MEN'S CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Charlotte, NC) First round: D Witt (US) bt M Washington (US) 2-6 6-3 6-3; J Frana (Arg) bt L Nemecek (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3.

THAI WOMEN'S OPEN (Pattaya) Second round: Y Basuki (Indon) bt M Javer (GB) 7-6 6-0; N Arendt (US) bt M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) 2-6 6-3 6-4.

MIDLAND BANK JUNIOR COUNTY CUP: Boys: Group One (Bournemouth): Hertfordshire 7 Kent 2; Middlesex 8 Lincolnshire 1. Champions: Middlesex. Relegated: Kent, Lincolnshire. Group Two (Hatfield): Buckinghamshire 6 Hampshire & IoW 3; Essex 6 Lancashire 3; Surrey 9 Dorset 0; Cheshire 5 Yorkshire 4. Promoted: Essex, Surrey. Relegated: Hampshire and IoW, Dorset. Group Three (Nottingham): Warwickshire 5 Nottinghamshire 4; South Wales 6 West of Scotland 3; Avon 6 Somerset 3; Sussex 5 Leicestershire 4. Promoted: Warwickshire, Leicestershire. Relegated: West of Scotland, Somerset. Group Four (Stourbridge): Durham and Cleveland 8 Norfolk 1; Derbyshire 8 Northamptonshire 1; Cambridgeshire 6 Staffordshire 3; N of Scotland 5 Hereford and Worcester 4. Promoted: Durham & Cleveland, N of Scotland. Relegated: Norfolk, Staffordshire. Group Five (Boston): Devon 5 Berkshire 4; Cornwall 6 Northumberland 3; Wiltshire 7 Bedfordshire 2; Oxfordshire 7 Gloucestershire 2. Promoted: Berkshire, Oxfordshire. Relegated: Northumberland, Gloucestershire. Group Six (Glasgow): North Wales 9 E of Scotland 0; Channel Islands 6 Isle of Man 3; Suffolk 7 Cumbria 2; Shropshire 8 S of Scotland 1. Promoted: North Wales, Suffolk. Girls: Group One (Bournemouth): Surrey 7 Hertfordshire 2; Sussex 6 Cheshire 2. Champions: Sussex. Relegated: Cheshire, Hertfordshire. Group Three (Cardiff): Hampshire and IoW 7 Oxfordshire 2; Kent 6 Gloucestershire 3; N Wales 7 S Wales 2; Derbyshire 7 Cambridgeshire 2. Promoted: Hampshire and IoW, N Wales. Relegated: Gloucestershire, Cambridgeshire. Group Four (Solihull): Durham & Cleveland 6 Norfolk 3; Warwickshire 7 Wiltshire 2; Devon 5 N of Scotland 4; Northamptonshire 5 W of Scotland 4. Promoted: Warwickshire, Devon. Relegated: Norfolk, W of Scotland. Group Five (Bristol): Somerset 7 Lincolnshire 2; Beds 9 Cumbria 0; Berkshire 5 Hereford and Worcester 4; Avon 7 Northumberland 2. Promoted: Somerset, Berkshire. Relegated: Cumbria, Northumberland. Group Six (Sheffield): Cornwall 6 E of Scotland 2; Staffordshire 8 S of Scotland 1; Shropshire 8 Suffolk 1; Channel Is 9 IoM 0. Promoted: Cornwall, Shropshire.

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