Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MONTE CARLO OPEN Semi-finals: C Pioline (Fr) bt S Edberg (Swe) 6-4 6-4; S Bruguera (Sp) bt T Muster (Aut) 6-4 1-6 7-6. Final: Postponed until today. Doubles final: Edberg and P Korda (Cz Rep) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) and M Koevermans (Neth) 3-6 6-2 7-6.

KAL CUP (Seoul) Semi-finals: T Woodbridge (Aus) bt M Zocke (Ger) 6-7 6-2 6-2; C Adams (US) bt C Van Rensberg (SA) 6-4 6-3. Final: Adams bt Woodbridge 6-4 6-4.

ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO beat her doubles partner, Conchita Martinez, to win the Barcelona Women's Open in Madrid yesterday. The 21-year-old Spaniard, ranked No 3 in the world, won 6-1, 6-4 in 71 minutes to collect her third title of the season.

BARCELONA WOMEN'S OPEN Singles, semi-finals: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt A Coetzer (SA) 7-6 6-0; C Martinez (Sp) bt S Hack (Ger) 7-5 6-4. Final: Sanchez Vicario bt Martinez 6-1 6-4. Doubles Semi-finals: M Maleeva (Bul) and M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt P Tarabini (Arg) and C Viz (Neth) 1-6 7-6 6-4; Martinez and Sanchez Vicario bt M Paz (Arg) and M Pierce (Fr) 6-2 6-0.

MALAYSIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Kuala Lumpur) Singles, semi-finals: N Provis (Aus) bt P Fendick (US) 6-2 6-0; A Grossman (US) bt S Rottier (Neth) 3-6 7-6 6-2.

DAVIS CUP Asia/Oceania: Bahrain bt Qatar 3-0; Lebanon bt Bangladesh 2-1; Saudi Arabia bt Syria 2-1; Singapore bt the United Arab Emirates 2-1.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE (Nottingham): Men's singles, semi-finals: P Kilderry (Aus) bt T Henman (Oxford) 6-4 6-3; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt W Arthurs (Aus) 6-1 6-3. Final: Kilderry bt Tebbutt 6-3 6-4. Women's singles, semi-finals: L Richterova (Cz Rep) bt J Salmon (Sussex) 6-3 2-6 6-4; N Egorova (Rus) bt L Bois (Fr) 7-5 6-4. Final: Richterova bt Egorova 6-2 7-5.

MONICA SELES, the world No 1, returns to the women's circuit after a nine-week break at the Hamburg tournament which starts today. Seles has had a viral infection.

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