Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PAT CASH, the 1987 Wimbledon champion, is to return to the circuit, after recurring knee problems kept his out this season, with a wild-card entry to the New South Wales Open in January.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CHAMPIONSHIP (Antwerp) First round: N Kulti (Swe) bt W Ferreira (SA) 7-5 6-3; G Raoux (Fr) bt W Masur (Aus) 6-3 6-2; M Gollner (Ger) bt M Pernfors (Swe) 4-6 6-1 6-2; J Sanchez (Sp) bt A Krickstein (US) 4-6 6-4 6-4; C Pioline (Fr) bt M Washington (US) 7-5 7-5.

KREMLIN CUP (Moscow) First round: J Tarango (US) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-4 6-0; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 5-7 7-6 6-0; J Hlasek (Swit) bt J De Beer (SA) 6-3 7-6; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 6-0 6-4; A Merinov (Rus) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-2; C Braasch (Ger) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-2 7-6.

BUENOS AIRES MEN'S OPEN First round: M Ondruska (SA) bt D Orsanic (Arg) 6-2 6-2; Y El Aynaoui (Mor) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 6-2 6-4; G Schaller (Aut) bt G Markus (Arg) 6-2 7-6.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Oakland, Calif) Final: M Navratilova (US) bt Z Garrison-Jackson (US) 6-2 7-6.

PHILADELPHIA WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles, first round: A Frazier (US) bt G Fernandez (US) 6-3 6-2; N Zvereva (Bela) bt A Miller (US) 6-1 7-6; M Werdel (US) bt T Whitlinger (US) 5-7 6-3 7-6; A Henrickson (US) bt P Begarow (Ger) 6-3 6-4.

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