Sporting Digest: Tennis

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IVAN LENDL may replace the injured John McEnroe as Mary Joe Fernandez's partner in the United States' team for the Hopman Cup, starting in Perth on New Year's Eve.

VOLKSWAGEN have ended their sponsorship of the National Championships at Telford after three years.

THE Hurlingham Club in London will hold Britain's first ATP Seniors Tour event, from 15-18 June next year.

BWTA CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT (Queens Club, London): K Hand (Berks) bt L Teer (Sussex) 6-1 6-1; J Dawson (Sussex) bt A Joy (Avon) 6-0 6-2; J Bhaguandas (Middx) bt C Pryce (Som) 6-0 6-0; J Lessiter (Hants) bt J Le Pla (Middx) 7-5 6-1; L Wilding (Surrey) bt L Jones (Som) 6-3 6-2; S Nicholson (Surrey) bt N Adams (Surrey) 6-1 6-1; I Wyatt (Oxford) bt L Smith (Surrey) 6-0 6-0; J Boden (Surrey) bt F Barrett (Wilts) 6-2 6-4.

VAUXHALL INDOOR TROPHY Women's third round: Area 1B: Thongsbridge 1 Hallamshire Sheffield 2; Liverpool Indoor 3 Ilkley 0. Area 2: Boston 3 Lincoln Indoor 0; Long Road Cambridge 3 Edgbaston Priory 0; Watchorn Alfreton 1 Lakenham Norwich. Area 3: Batchwood St Albans 0 Puma Welwyn 3. Area 4: Clearview Brentwood 3 Maidstone 0. Area 5: Globe Hampstead 0 David Lloyd Finchley 3. Area 6: BBC 0 Queen's 3. Area 7: David Lloyd Eastbourne 1 Sutton Junior. Area 8: Match Point Southampton w/o Alverstoke Gosport.

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