Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MICHAEL STICH paid scant regard to the serving prowess of the defending champion, Goran Ivanisevic, yesterday when he powered his way to his fifth title of the season at the Stockholm Open with a 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-2 victory.

STOCKHOLM OPEN Men's singles, semi- finals: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt M Washington (US) 6-2 6-1; M Stich (Ger) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-4 7-6. Final: Stich bt Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-2. Doubles final: T Woodbridge and M Woodforde (Aus) bt G Muller and D Visser (SA) 6-1 3-6 6-2.

HELLMAN'S CUP (Santiago) Men's singles, quarter-finals: J Franam (Arg) bt H de la Pena (Arg) 3-6 6-3 6-2; J Yzaga (Peru) bt R Furlan (It) 7-5 7-6; E Sanchez (Sp) bt A Costa (Sp) 6-3 7-6; M Filippini (Urug) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-4 7-6. Women's final: J Frana (Arg) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 7-5 3-6 6-3.

WOMEN'S GRAND PRIX (Essen, Ger) Singles, semi-finals: N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) 6-4 2-6 6-4; C Martinez (Sp) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 6-3 7-5. Final: Medvedeva bt Martinez 6-7 7-5 6-4.

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