Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DIRECT LINE INSURANCE MEN'S OPEN (Didsbury) Singles, first round: H Holm (Swe) bt B Steven (NZ) 3-6 7-5 6-4; N Pereira (Ven) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-7 6-3 7-6.

MEN'S GRASS COURT TOURNAMENT (Halle, Ger) Singles, first round: B Karbacher (Ger) bt M Chang (US) 6-3 3-6 6-3; K Braasch (Ger) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-3 7-5; M Ondruska (SA) bt R Nicklisch (Ger) 6-0 6-2; J Svensson (Swe) bt S Groen (Neth) 7-6 6-0; B Gilbert (US) bt K Carlsen (Den) 7-6 6-4; M Gollner (Ger) bt R Matuszewski (US) 6-3 6-4.

MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Genoa, It) Singles, first round: A Corretja (Sp) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 1-6

6-3 7-5; C Mezzadri (Swit) bt R Azar (Arg) 4-6 6-1 6-2; H Skoff (Aut) bt D Perez (Uru) 6-3 6-4; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt E Alvarez (Sp) 6-4 6-1.

VOLKSWAGEN WOMEN'S CUP (Eastbourne) Singles, first round: H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-1 6-2; G Sabatini (Arg) bt P Paradis-Mangon (Fr) 6-3 6-2.

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