Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PETE SAMPRAS, the new Wimbledon champion, will play John McEnroe on 18 July in a special benefit exhibition preceding the Pathmark Tennis Classic in New Jersey. McEnroe, three-times Wimbledon champion, will donate his purse for Arthur Ashe's Safe Passage Foundation.

GUNZE WORLD INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Tokyo) Round robin: Men: A Volkov (Rus) bt J Tarango (US) 7-6 6-2; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt C Adams (US) 4-6 7-6 6-3. Women: L Raymond (US) bt M Endo (Japan) 6-1 6-4.

HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS (Newport, Rhode Island) Men's singles, first round: L Herrera (Mex) bt M Hadad (Col) 3-6 7-5 6-3; J Frana (Arg) bt R Schmidt (US) 6-3 6-4; A Thoms (Ger) bt S Groen (Neth) 6-4 6-3; L Tieleman (It) w/o R Matuszewski (US) (ret); S Matsuoka (Japan) bt B Shelton (US) 6-4 3-6 7-6; M Ruah (Ven) bt C Garner (US) 7-6 6-1; G Stafford (SA) bt G Bloom (Isr) 6-3 4-6 6-3; P Rafter (Aus) bt L Gloria (US) 6-4 6-2; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt N Borwick (Aus) 6-7 6-3 7-6; B MacPhie (US) bt G Doyle (Aus) 4-6 7-5 6-4.

SWISS OPEN (Gstaad) Men's singles, second round: G Solves (Fr) bt W Masur (Aus)

3-6 6-3 7-6; A Corretja (Sp) bt M Ondruska (SA) 6-4 6-3; S Bruguera (Sp) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 6-4 7-6; M Gollner (Ger) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 7-6 6-4.

SWEDISH OPEN (Stockholm) Men's singles, first round: L Jonsson (Swe) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-3 6-2; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt M Pernfors (Swe) 6-3 7-6; H Skoff (Aut) bt B Wuyts (Bel) 7-6 3-6 6-4; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt C Ruud (Nor) 6-3 1-6 6-4; M Gorriz (Sp) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 7-5 6-3; N Kulti (Swe) bt J Gunnarsson (Swe) 7-6 6-1.

BRISTOL CHALLENGER TROPHY Men's singles, first round: A Foster (GB) bt M Maclagan (GB) 7-6 6-4; N Bruno (It) bt F Messori (It) 7-6 3-6 6-2; M Knowles (Bah) bt B Larkham (Aus) 5-7 7-6 7-5; M Ardinghy (It) bt F Michelotti (It) 7-5 7-5; J Bates (GB) bt A Radulescu (Rom) 5-7 6-4 7-5; J Ignacio Carrasco (Sp) bt P Campana (Bra) 7-6 7-5; M Petchey (GB) bt A Hombrecher (Ger) 7-5 6-4; C Bailey (GB) bt S Sansoni (Fr) 6-4 6-1.

CELLNET EAST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS (Felixstowe) Men's singles, first round: (GB unless stated): M Wyeth bt P French 6-3 6-2; J Baily bt M Gurr (Zim) 7-6 6-2; M Schofield bt A Colvin 6-3 6-1; C Sarmiento (Bol) bt M Wallhead 7-6 6-4; P C Robinson bt G Saffery 3-6 6-1 7-5; N Adams bt A Burgoyne 7-6 6-4; C Beecher bt N Baglin 3-6 6-3 6-4.

PALERMO WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: D Monami (Bel) bt H Cioffi (US) 6-2 6-0; N Baudone (It) bt M Mroz (Pol) 6-1 6-2; M Grossi (It) bt K Piccolini (It) 6-4 6-2; F Benteviglio (It) bt P Langrova (Cz) 6-3 3-6 6-2; E Zardo (It) bt R Pascual (Sp) 6-2 7-6; Li Fang (Ch) bt M J Gaedano (Arg) 4-6 7-6 6-4; R Bobkova (Cz Rep) bt S Wasserman (Bel) 6-3 6-1.

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