Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Frankfurt) Arthur Ashe group: P Sampras (US) bt G Ivanisevic (Croa) 6-3 4-6 6-2. Stan Smith group: M Stich (Ger) bt M Chang (US) 4-6 7-6 6-2; a Medvedev (Ukr) bt J Courier (US) 6-3 1-6 7-6 (Courier eliminated).

VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIP (New York) Singles first round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt H Sukova (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-2. Doubles first round: G Fernandez (US) and N Zvereva (Bela) bt K Adams and M Bollegraf (Neth) 6-3 6-4.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Swansea) Singles second round: V Humphreys-Davies (Cambs) bt Z Mellis (Essex) 6-3 6-2; J Dubcova (Cz) bt K Warne-Holland (Cheshire) 6-4 6-0; J Ward (Durham) bt C Stassen (Neth) 6-3 6-0; S-A Siddall (Dorset) bt K Ittensohn (Ger) 5-7 6-2 6-0; N Egorova (Rus) bt E Nunes (Fr) 6-4

6-1; C Billingham (Oxford) bt A Chaudhuri (Hants) 6-3 6-1.

YOUTH CUP (Wellington) Boys: New Zealand 2 Britain 1 (GB names first: A Osterrieth lost to T Susnjak 6-1 6-2; J Delgado bt M Nielsen 6-2 6-2; Delgado and Osterrieth lost to Nielsen and S Clark 7-5 3-6 6-3); S Korea 3 Venezuela 0; Sweden 2 Austria 1; France 3 Mexico 0. Girls: Spain 3 Czech / Slovak Republics 0; USA 3 Canada 0; Australia 3 Russia 0; Hungary 2 France 1.

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