Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP WORLD GROUP First round (Vienna): France lead Austria 2-0 (A Boetsch bt H Skoff 6-2 7-6 6-1; G Forget bt A Antonitsch 6-4 6-2 6-3). (Calcutta): India level with Switzerland 1-1 (L Paes bt J Hlasek 7-5 6-1 6-2; R Krishnan lost to M Rosset 6-7 6-4 3-6 6-7). (Melbourne): Australia lead United States 2-0 (W Masur bt B Gilbert 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-2; M Woodforde bt D Wheaton 3-6 7-6 6-4 6-4). (Kalmar): Sweden lead Cuba 2-0 (S Edberg bt J Pino 6-2 6-2 6-2; N Kulti bt M Tabares 6-3 6-0 4- 6 6-3). (Moscow): Germany lead Russia 2-0 (C-U Steeb bt A Cherkasov 4-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 6-4; M Stich bt A Olkhovsky 7-5 6-1 1-6 7-5). (Barcelona): Netherlands and Spain level 1-1 (P Haarhuis bt S Bruguera 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-2; M Koevermans lost to C Costa 7-5 3-6 1-6 1-6). (Modena): Italy lead Brazil 2-0 (D Nargiso bt J Oncins 7-5 6-2 6-3; O Camporese bt L Mattar 7-6 4-6 6-2 6-1). (Aarhus): Czechoslovakia lead Denmark 2-0 (K Novacek bt K Carlsen 7-6 6-4 6-1; P Korda bt F Fetterlein 6-4 6-3 6-2).

DAVIS CUP EURO / AFRICAN ZONE Group One first round (Budapest): Hungary and Finland level 1-1. (Luxembourg): Luxembourg and Kenya level 1-1. (Oslo): Norway and Zimbabwe level 1-1.

DAVIS CUP ASIA / OCEANIA ZONE Group One first round (Bangkok): Thailand lead Pakistan 2-0. (Jakarta): Indonesia and Philippines level 1-1. Group Two semi-final (Hong Kong): Japan lead Hong Kong 2-0.

DAVIS CUP AMERICAN ZONE Group One relegation play-off (Santiago): Chile level with Canada 1-1; Argentina level with Mexico 1-1.

VIRGINIA SLIMS WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Houston): Second round: P Tarabini (Arg) bt V Ruano-Pascual (Sp) 6-4 6-1; G Sabatini (Arg) bt D Graham (US) 6-0 6-1. Quarter-finals: C Martinez (Sp) bt Tarabini 6-3 6-2; S Hack (Ger) bt T Ignatieva (Rus) 6-0 6-3.

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