Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MATS WILANDER, the former world No 1, playing in his first ATP Tour event since 1991, beat Luis Herrera, of Mexico, 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the dlrs AT & T Challenge in Atlanta. However, in the second round, Wilander was beaten by Australia's Richard Fromberg 6-3, 6-1.

AT & T CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT (Atlanta, Georgia) Men's singles, first round: P Sampras (US) bt V Spadea (US) 6-3 6-4; M Washington (US) bt J Connors (US) 7-6 6-2; B Gilbert (US) bt W Ferreira (SA) 4-6 6-2 7-6; J Palmer (US) bt R Reneberg (US) 7-6 7-6; M Wilander (Swe) bt L Herrera (Mex) 6-2 6-3; C Mezzadri (Swit) bt A Sznajder (Can) 6-3 6-2; B Shelton (US) bt L Lavalle (Mex) 6-2 6-4; J Eltingh (Neth) bt J Morgan (Aus) 7-5 7-6. Second round: J Palmer (US) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 7-6 6-2; A Berasategui (Sp) bt B Gilbert (US) 6-4 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt Wilander 6-3 6-1.

MUNICH OPEN Men's singles, first round: C Pioline (Fr) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-7 7-6 6-4. Second round: G Solves (Fr) bt M Gollner (Ger) 7-6

3-6 6-4; J F Altur (Sp) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 5-7 6-3 6-3.

MADRID OPEN Men's singles, first round: S Bruguera (Sp) bt A Mancisidor (Sp) 6-4 6-2. Second round: F Davin (Arg) bt A Chesnokov (Rus)

6-4 6-4; T Carbonell (Sp) bt J Oncins (Bra) 6-3 6-1; E Sanchez (Sp) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-3 1-6 6-1; C Costa (Sp) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 6-4 6-4.

HAMBURG WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles, first round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt B Reinstadler (Aut) 7-6 6-3. Second round: M Maleeva- Fragniere (Swit) bt K Kschwendt (Ger) 1-6 6-3 6-4; S Graf (Ger) bt L Meskhi (Geor) 6-1 6-2 K Maleeva (Bul) bt K Kroupova (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3; N Baudone (It) bt N Medvedev (Ukr) 6-1 3-6 7-5; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt H Rusch (Ger) 6-3 6-3.

WOMEN'S TARENTE TOURNAMENT (Rome) Singles, first round: A Olivier (Fr) bt J Halard (Fr) 6-4 7-5; R Zrubakova (Cz Rep) bt F Perfetti (It) 6-2 7-5; S Farina (It) bt S Dopfer (Aut) 6-4 2-6 7-6; D Graham (US) bt P Langrova (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-2; C Habsudova (Cz Rep) bt E Zardo (Swit) 6-3 6-2; B Schulz (Neth) bt L Garrone (It) 6-4 6-4; K Hardlikova (Cz Rep) bt N Dahlman (Fin) 7-5 6-3; S Cecchini (It) bt M Grossi (It) 4-6 6-2 6-4.

INDONESIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Jakarta) Singles, first round: M Yanagi (Japan) bt E Sviglerova (Cz Rep) 2-6 6-4 6-4; S Wasserman (Neth) bt M Kiene (Neth) 6-1 6-3; M Jaggard Lai (Aus) bt A Kerek (Rom) 6-2 6-0; R Tejakusuma (Indon) bt E de Lone (US) 7-6 6-3; K Studenikova (Cz Rep) bt J Richardson (US) 6-3 w/o; N Arent (US) bt T Morton (Aus) 4-6 6-3 6-1; R Dragomir (Rom) bt K Radford (Aus) 6-2 6-2; M Javier (US) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 6-4 6-2; Y Basuki (Indon) bt Park Sung Hee (S Kor) 6-0 6-2; A Grossman (US) bt N Miyagi (Japan) 7-6 6-3.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE Lee-on-Solent): Men's singles, first round: M Zimmerman (US) bt A Richardson (GB) 6-4 6-1; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt Y Lefeuvre (Can) 6-3 6-0; P Kilderry (Aus) bt R Matheson (GB) 7-6 7-5; P Hand (GB) bt J Baily (GB) 3-6 6-4 7-6; D Sapsford (GB) bt J Hunter (GB) 6-0 6-0; T Kempers (Neth) bt B Larkham (Aus) 6-3 6-1; P Languardt (Den) bt J Delgado (GB) 6-1 6-4; N Gould (GB) bt A Meuws (Fr) 6-3 2-6 6-4; C Ferreira (SA) bt J Simbozel (Fr) 6-4 7-6; S Scaiola (It) bt L Matthews (GB) 6-4 6-4; P Cooper (GB) bt P Fowler (GB) 7-6 7-6; M Roberts (US) bt S Hette (Fr) 2-6 6-4 6-0; M Calvelli (It) bt T Henman (GB) 6-2 5-7 6-2; C Beecher (GB) bt P Pala (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-4; W Arthurs (Aus) bt B Maillet (Fr) 6-2 6-1. Women's singles, first round: C Hall (GB) bt L Fletcher (GB) 6-1 6-1; V Batut (Fr) bt C Goy (Lux) 6-1 1-0 ret; E Krejcova (Cz Rep) bt A Zhidkova (Aut) 6-3 6-1; C Hunt (GB) bt C Taylor (GB) 4-6 6-0 6-1; N Egorova (Rus) bt S Boulding (GB) 6-3 6-3; M Seibold (Ger) bt M Mair (GB) 4-6 6-4 7-6; C Billingham (GB) bt L Needham (GB) 6-2 6-1; V Lake (GB) bt M Garcia (Sp) 6-2 6-0; A Castera (Fr) bt K Warne-Holland (GB) 6-1 6-3; L Hal (GB) bt S Tse (GB) 6-4 6-1; J Humphreys (SA) bt K Nugent (Irl) 7-6 6-4; L Richterova (Cz) bt M Hughes (Wal) 6-4 6-1.

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