Sporting Digest: Tennis

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TOULOUSE TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: J Stark (US) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-4 7-6; Y El Aynaoui (Mor) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 7-6 6-2; S Bruguera (Sp) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-2 6-2. Second round: A Chesnokov (Rus) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 3-6 6-3 6-0; A Boetsch (Fr) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 7-5 6-3; C Pioline (Fr) bt J Tarango (US) 6-1 7-6.

ATHENS TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: J Sanchez (Sp) bt J Kroschko (Hun) 6-2 6-2; J Arrese (Sp) bt C Ariens (Ger) 6-4 6-2; H de la Pena (Arg) bt F Clavet (Sp) 5-7 6-1 6-0; G Schaller (Aut) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 7-6 6-2; S Pescosolido (It) bt A Coretta (Sp) 6-4 6-3; R Furlan (It) bt F Montana (US) 6-1 6-4; A Berasategui (Sp) bt M Filippini (Uru) 2-6 6-4 7-5; A Gaudenzi (It) bt R Azar (Arg) 6-1 6-1.

WASH AND GO IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Dublin) Second round: M Tillstrom (Swe) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-4 6-2; T Gollwitzer (Ger) bt M Valeri (It) 6-4 6-0; T Nelson (US) bt A Thoms (Ger) 7-6 6-4; P Cane (It) bt D Engel (Swe) 2-6 6-1 7-6; A Radelescu (Rom) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 6-3 7-5; J Bates (GB) bt P Baur (Ger) 6-4 6-2; D Dier (Ger) bt S Groen (Neth) 6-4 3-6 7-5; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt M Christensen (Den) 6-4 6-4.

TAIWAN WOMEN'S OPEN First round: Wang Shi-ting (Tai) bt J Chi (Tai) 6-2 6-2; K-A Guse (Aus) bt K Sharpe (Aus) 4-6 6-2 6-4; A Fusai (Fr) bt N Miyagi (Japan) 6-4 6-3; D Jones (Aus) bt C MacGregor (US) 6-1 2-6 6-3; L Harvey-Wild (US) bt H Nagano (Japan) 7-5 6-2; Park Sung-Hee (S Kor) bt A Keller (US) 6-3 6-4; C Cristea (Rom) bt Y Basuki (Indon) ret. Second round: S Stafford (US) bt R Tedjakusuma (Ind) 5-7 7-5 7-5.

AUSTRALIAN INDOOR MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sydney) First round: J Yzaga (Peru) bt B Gilbert (US) 6-2 6-2; W Masur (Aus) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-1 6-1; M Woodforde (Aus) bt J Svensson (Swe) bt 3-6 6-3 7-6. Second round: M Pernfors (Swe) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-3 4-6 6-3; J Courier (US) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-4 6-3; N Borwick (Aus) bt B Becker (Ger) 4-6 7-6 6-3; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt P Rafter (Aus) 6-4 6-2.

EUROPEAN INDOOR WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (Zurich) First round: N Tauziat (Fr) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 4-6 6-3 6-4; I Majoli (Croa) bt K Studenikova (Slov) 7-5 6-3; S Cacic (US) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 2-6 7-5 6-1; M Navratilova (US) bt B Rittner (Ger) 6-4 6-1. Second round: M Maleeva (Bul) bt P Shriver (US) 6-0 6-3; M Oremans (Neth) bt J Wiesner (Aut) 6-2 6-4; S Rottier (Neth) bt P Fendick (US) 6-4 6-2; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt R Nideffer (SA) 6-2 6-1.

LTA SATELLITE (Basingstoke): Men's quarter-finals: P Langvardt (Den) bt S Herdozia (USA) 6-1 6-3, G Mandl (Aut) bt B Cowan (Lancs) 2-6 6-4 6-4. Women's second round: T Jecmenica (Yug) bt E Nortje (Nam) 7-5 6-2; K Hand (Berkshire) bt E Borras (Sp) 6-1 6-4; K Roubanova (Rus) bt C Hall (Dorset) 6-3 6-4. Quarter-finals: S Parkhomenko (Rus) bt E Penalvo (Sp) 6-2 6-2; T Jecmenica (Yug) bt K Hand (Berks) 6-4 6-2; V Humphreys-Davies (Cambs) bt K Roubanova (Rus) 6-1 6-2; E Bond (Gloucs) bt A Snijders (Neth) 6-2 6-1.

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