Sporting Digest: Tennis

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STELLA ARTOIS MEN'S GRASS COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Queen's Club) Singles, first round: S Simian (Fr) bt M Petchey (GB) 6-3 6-4; R Reneberg (US) bt C Pridham (Can) 6-3 5-7 6-3; G Raoux (Fr) bt M Hadad (Col) 7-5 6-1; B Steven (NZ) bt A O'Brien (US) 1-6 7-5 8-6; J Bates (GB) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 4-6 6-4 6-0; L Herrera (Mex) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 7-6 7-5; G Stafford (SA) bt K Thorne (US) 6-4 7-6; C Wilkinson (GB) bt J Palmer (US) 2-6 7-6 6-3; B Black (Zim) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 6-2 7-6; S Matsuoka (Japan) bt N Borwick (Aus) 7-6 6-3; J Frana (Arg) bt B Gilbert (US) 6-4 5-7 6-3; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 5-7 6-2 6-0; C Adams (US) bt K Braasch (Ger) 7-6 4-6 7-5; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt C Garner (US) 6-2 6-1; M Ondruska (SA) bt A Foster (GB) 4-6 6-1 6-4.

MEN'S CONTINENTAL GRASS COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Rosmalen, Neth): P Kilderry (Aus) bt M Schapers (Neth) 6-1 5-7 7-6; D Vacek (Cz Rep) bt D van Scheppingen (Neth) 6-4 6-4; G Pozzi (It) bt B Shelton (US) 7-6 7-6; A Boetsch (Fr) bt L Gloria (US) 6-2 6-3; C Pioline (Fr) bt P Moraign (Ger) 6-4 6-2; H Holm (Swe) bt P Baur (Ger) 6-4 6-3; P McEnroe (US) bt C Arriens (Ger) 6-3 6-4.

FLORENCE MEN'S OPEN Singles, first round: T Muster (Aut) bt G Schaller (Aut) 6-4 6-4; G Perez- Roldan (Arg) bt C Pistolesi (It) 5-7 6-4 6-1; J Sanchez (Sp) bt M Filipini (Urug) 7-5 6-7 6-4.

DFS CLASSIC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Edgbaston) Singles, first round: M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) bt S-A Siddall (GB) 7-6 6-7 6-2; M Endo (Japan) bt T Ignatieva (Bela) 6-3 6-1; E Brioukhovets (Ukr) bt K Nagatsuka (Japan) 6-4 6-3; C MacGregor (US) bt L Allen (US) 6-4 6-2; J Kruger (SA) bt L Gildemeister (Peru) 6-4 6-2; C Wegink (Neth) bt N Miyagi (Japan) 6-0 6-2; S Farina (It) bt K Teodorowicz (Pol) 6-1 7-6; M Strandlund (Swe) bt A Henricksson (US) 3-6 6-4 7-5; L Golarsa (It) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 3-6 6-3 7-5; K Adams (US) bt C Dahlman (Swe) 7-6 6-0; R Nideffer (SA) bt K Boogert (Neth) 6-2 6-4; K Po (US) bt T Whittington (US) 4-6 6-3 6-3; R Stubbs (Aus) bt C Papadaki (Gr) 6-3 6-2; R Dragomir (Rom) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-3 3-6 6-4; K Radford (Aus) bt G Helgeson (US) 7-5 7-5; M McGrath (US) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 7-6 7-5; L Smylie (Aus) bt A Grunfeld (GB) 1-6 6-3 6-2.

ATP TOUR Leading prize-money winners: 1 J Courier (US) dollars 1,213,214 ( pounds 796,000); 2 S Bruguera (Sp) dollars 1,140,909; 3 M Stich (Ger) dollars 952,968; 4 P Sampras (US) dollars 866,781; 5 S Edberg (Swe) dollars 623,383; 6 R Krajicek (Neth) dollars 545,415; 7 M Chang (US) dollars 502,080; 8 A Medvedev (Ukr) dollars 500,982; 9 K Novacek (Cz Rep) dollars 484,055; 10 B Becker (Ger) dollars 422,293.

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