Sporting digest: Tennis

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NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Newcastle) Singles first round: E Winogradsky (Fr) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 6-4 2-6 6-3; M Stadling (Swe) bt W Arthurs (Aus) 7-6 6-0; S Noszaly (Hung) bt C Marsh (SA) 3-6 7-6 6-0; S Youl (Aus) bt M Tobon (Col) 6-3 6-1; N Marques (Por) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 6-3 6-2; V Santopadre (It) bt N Gould (GB) 6-4 6-3; T Nelson (US) bt S Huet (Fr) 6-3 1-6 6-2; M Maclagan (GB) bt B Devening (US) 7-6 7-6; A Mronz (Ger) bt P Campana (Ecu) 7-6 6-4 6-3.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Frinton-on-Sea) First round: L Ahl (GB) bt M Wittke (Ger) 6-1 6-0; Y Yoshida (Japan) bt A Briegel (Ger) 7-6 3-6 6-0; M Pawlik (Ger) bt T Crosson (GB) 6-0 6-2; H Mochizuki (Japan) bt A Marik (Aus) 6-4

6-3; K Cross (GB) bt E Roubanova (Rus) 6-1 6-3; J Pullin (GB) bt M Hughes (GB) 6-3 6-3; Y Klompenhouwer (Neth) bt J Ward (GB) 6-4 7-5; L McShea (Aus) bt S Boulding (GB) 6-1 6-1; C Barclay (Aus) bt C Billingham (GB) 6-4 6-2; S Parhomenko (Rus) bt C Taylor (GB) 2-6 6-2 6-4; L Woodroffe (GB) bt Z Mellis (GB) 7-6 6-1; A van Buuren (Neth) bt L Bois (Fr) 6-2 6-4; R Mawdsley (Aus) bt S Tse (GB) 6-1 6-1; J Dickinson (Aus) bt C Hunt (GB) 6-4 6-2; M Avotins (Aus) bt E Nortje (Nam) 6-0 6-2.

PRAGUE WOMEN'S OPEN First round: I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt A Havrlikova (Cz Rep) 6-0 6-0; H Kelesi (Can) bt P Langrova (Cz Rep) 6-2 4-6 6-4; S Frankl (Ger) bt L Krejcova (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-0; P Tarabini (Arg) bt H Cioffi (US) 6-3 6-2; N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt W Probst (Ger) 7-5 6-0; M Babel (Ger) bt P Thoren (Fin) 7-6 6-1; C Dahlman (Swe) bt F Perfeti (It) 6-3 6-2; K Habsudova (Slovak) bt E Pampoulova-Wagner (Bul) 7-5 6-3.

WTA LEADING WOMEN'S RANKINGS: 1 S Graf (Ger); 2 M Seles (Yug); 3 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 4 M Navratilova (US); 5 G Sabatini (Arg); 6 C Martinez (Sp); 7 M J Fernandez (US); 8 J Novotna (Cz Rep); 9 J Capriati (US); 10 A Huber (Ger).

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