Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN OPEN (Montreal) Men's singles Quarter-finals: P Korda (Cz Rep) bt I Lendl (US) 7-6 6-1; M Pernfors (Swe) bt A Volkov (Rus) 6-2 6-1; R Reneberg (US) bt B Steven (NZ) 3-6 6-3 6-2; T Martin (US) bt A Agassi (US) 7-5 6-3. Semi-finals: Pernfors bt Korda 7-6 7-5; Martin bt Reneberg 6-3 6-4. Final: Perfors bt Martin 2-6 6-2 7-5.

DUTCH OPEN (Hilversum) Men's singles, quarter-finals: C Costa (Sp) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 6-4 7-5; J Sanchez (Sp) bt T Muster (Aut) 6-4 5-7 6-3; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt F Clavet (Sp) 3-6 6-1 7-5; R Fromberg (Aus) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 7-6 6-3. Semi-finals: Costa bt Sanchez 7-6 6-1; Gustafsson bt Fromberg 6-2 3-6 6-4. Final: Costa bt Gustafsson 6-1 6-2 6-3.

US HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Stratton Mt, Vt) Women's singles, quarter-finals: M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt T Whitlinger (US) 5-7 6-4 6-1; B Reinstadler (Aut) bt H Sukova (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-3; C Martinez (Sp) bt J Watanabe (US) 6-4 6- 1; Z Garrison Jackson (US) bt C Porwik (Ger) 6-3 7- 6. Semi-finals: Martinez bt Maleeva-Fragniere 6- 1 6-2; Garrison Jackson bt Reinstadler 2-6 7-5 6-4. Final: Martinez bt Garrison Jackson 6-3 6-2.

SAN MARINO TOURNAMENT Women's singles, quarter-finals: M Grossi (It) bt S Cecchini (It) 6-2 6-4; J Kruger (SA) bt S Wasserman (Bel) 6-2 6-2. Semi-finals: Rittner bt Kruger 6-2 1-6 7-6; Grossi bt M Babel (Ger) 6-1 6-1. Final: Grossi bt Rittner 3- 6 7-5 6-1.

PUERTO RICO OPEN TOURNAMENT (San Juan) Women's singles, quarter-finals: L Harvey Wild (US) bt R de los Rios (Par) 6-4 6-2; D Graham (US) bt A Keller (US) 7-6 6-2; A Grossman (US) bt C Cristea (Rom) 6-2 6-4; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt L Golarsa (It) 6-4 6-3. Semi-finals: Grossman bt Graham 6-4 7-5; Harvey Wild bt Gavaldon 6-3 6-3.

LTA INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Men Group One (Eastbourne): Lancashire 7 Kent 2; Surrey 7 Hants and IOW 2; Essex 5 Yorkshire 4. Winners: Surrey. Runners-up: Yorks. Relegated: Kent, Hants and IOW. Women Group One (Eastbourne): Surrey 6 Middlesex 3; Essex 7 Yorks 2; Leics 7 Lancs 2. Winners: Essex. Runners-up: Middlesex. Relegated: Yorks, Lancs.

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