Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PRIZE-MONEY at the United States Open, which begins on 30 August, will break the dollars 9m (pounds 6m) mark this year, an increase of almost dollars 500,000 on last year, the US Tennis Association announced yesterday.

DAVIS CUP Quarter-finals: (Frejus) India bt France 3-2 (A Boetsch and H Leconte bt R Krishnan and L Paes 7-6 6-3 6-4; Boetsch lost to L Paes 6-4 7-5 6-4; R Gilbert lost to Krishnan 2-6 6-4 4-6 7-5 6-4).

AMERICAN ZONE Group Two final (Lima): Peru bt Puerto Rica 5-0.

US PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Brookline, Mass) Men's singles, final: I Lendl (US) bt T Martin (US) 5-7 6-3 7-6.

STUTTGART MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: F Davin (Arg) bt D Dier (Ger) 2-6 6-3 6-4; M Filippini (Uru) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-4 6-3; G Prpic (Croa) bt H de la Pena (Arg) 7-5 6-3; G Markus (Arg) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-0 7-5; G Raoux (Fr) bt G Dzelde (Lat) 6-4 6-4.

WASHINGTON MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: S Matsuoka (Japan) bt J Roddick (US) 6-2 6-3; B Black (Zim) bt V Spadea (US) 6-3 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt L Herrera (Mex) 7-6 6-2; R Weiss (US) bt B Garnett (US) 6-3 6-2; C Van Rensburg (SA) bt C Garner (US) 6-3 6-2; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt S Humphries (US) 6-2 6-2; J Tarango (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-2 5-7 6-3; R Reneberg (US) bt N Borwick (Aus) 6-1 7-6; J Hlasek (Swit) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 6-2 2-6 6-2; M Hadad (Col) bt B Pearce (US) 1-6 6-2 6-4; M Knowles (Bah) bt M Kaplan (US) 7-6 6-3.

EXHIBITION MATCHES (Mahwah, NJ): J McEnroe (US) bt P Sampras (US) 7-5; McEnroe bt A Agassi 7-6.

FEDERATION CUP WOMEN'S TEAM TOURNAMENT (Frankfurt) First round: Bulgaria bt South Korea 2-1 (K Maleeva bt Kim Yeon-sook 6-0 6-2; M Maleeva v Park Sung-hee 6-0 6-4; Maleeva and L Bacheva lost to Kim and Park 6-3 6-7 1-6). Finland bt Chile 3-0 (P Thoren bt B Castro 6-1 6-2; N Dahlman bt P Cabezas 6-0 6-2; Thoren and Dahlman bt Castro and Cabezas 6-3 6-1). Czech Republic / Slovakia bt South Africa 2-1 (H Sukova bt R Fairbank-Nideffer 6-4 3-6 6-4; J Novotna bt A Coetzer 6-1 6-4; A Strnadova and R Zrubakova lost to Coetzer and E Reinach 5-7 4-6). Italy bt Israel 3-0 (L Ferrando bt A Smashnova 7-5 6-1; S Cecchini bt Y Segal 6-1 6-4; Ferrando and S Farina bt Segal and I Zaltz 6-1 6-2). Sweden bt Uruguay 3-0 (A Carlsson bt L Olave 6-1 7-5; C Dahlman bt C Brause 6-4 6-1; M Strandlund and M Lindstrom bt Brause and P Miller 6-4 6-3). Argentina bt New Zealand 3-0 (I Gorrochategui bt C Toleafoa 6-2 6-2; F Labat bt J Richardson 6-2 6-4; Gorrochategui and P Tarabini bt Richardson and Toleafoa 6-4 6-3). France bt Canada 2-1 (J Halard lost to H Kelesi 2-6 5-7; N Tauziat bt P Hy 6-4 6-1; Tauziat and Halard bt J Hetherington and Hy 7-5 7-6). Indonesia bt Poland 2-1 (R Tedjakusuma bt K Teodorowicz 6-3 6-2; Y Basuki lost to K Nowak 3-6 6-2 3-6; Tedjakusuma and Basuki bt Teodorowicz and M Mroz 6-4 6-1).

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