Sporting Digest: Tennis

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JOHN McENROE, the 34-year-old former world No 1, will partner Jennifer Capriati as the American entry for the Hopman Cup mixed team tournament in Perth, starting on New Year's Eve. Jana Novotna and Petr Korda of the Czech Republic are the likely top seeds.

CLARE WOOD, the British women's No 1, has received a direct entry into the Autoglass Classic at the Brighton Centre from 19 to 24 October following the withdrawal of Australia's Nicole Provis.

HOPMAN CUP (Perth, 31 Dec to 7 Jan): Teams: N Provis and W Masur (Aus); J Wiesner and A Antontisch (Aut); J Novotna and P Korda (Cz Rep); N Tauziat and C Pioline (Fr); M Oremans and J Siemerink (Neth); A Coetzer and M Ondruska (SA); C Martinez and E Sanchez (Sp); M Maleeva-Fragniere and J Hlasek (Swit); N Medvedeva and A Medvedev (Ukr); J Capriati and J McEnroe (US) (two teams to be added).

MAUREEN CONNOLLY TROPHY (Great Britain v USA Women's U21, Stirling; GB names first): J Pullin bt N Hummel 6-3 6-2; L Ahl lost to P Nelson 6-2 6-3; A Wainwright bt J Shiflet 7-6 6-3; Wainwright and S-A Siddall bt Shiflet and Hummel 6-1 6-0. GB lead US 3-1.

AUSTRALIAN INDOOR MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (Sydney) Second round: W Ferreira (SA) bt T Martin (US) 7-5 7-6; J Yzaga (Peru) bt W Masur (Aus) 6-1 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croat) bt S Bryan (US) 0-6 6-1 6-4; M Woodforde (Aus) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-2 6-4; J Canter (US) bt N Borwick (Aus) 7-5 6-3.

EUROPEAN INDOOR WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (Zurich) Singles, second round: M Navratilova (US) bt E Makarova (Rus) 6-0 6-4; N Zvereva (Bela) bt G Fernandez (US) 6-1 6-4; N Tauziat (Fr) bt I Majoli (Croat) 6-3 6-4; S Cacic (US) bt L Neiland-Savchenko (Lat) 6-3 1-6 6-3.

TOULOUSE MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT Singles, second round: R Gilbert (Fr) bt M Ondruska (SA) 7-5 3-6 6-4; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-7 6-3 7-6; M Rosset (Swit) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-4 6-4; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt L Paes (Ind) 1-6 7-6 6-4; A Boetsch (Fr) bt J Stark (US) 3-6 6-3 6-0.

ATHENS CUP MEN'S TOURNANAMENT Third round: J Sanchez (Sp) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 6-4 (ret); J Arrese (Sp) bt R Furlan (It) 6-4 7-6; A Barasategui (Sp) bt S Pescosolido (It) 6-2 6-2; H De La Pena (Arg) bt G Schaller (Aut) 7-6 6-2.

WASH AND GO IRISH OPEN (Dublin) Quarter-finals: J Bates (GB) bt M Tillstrom (Swe) 6-1 6-4; A Radelescu (Rom) bt T Nelson (US) 6-4 6-4; D Dier (Ger) bt T Gollwitzer (Ger) 6-4 6-2; P Cane (It) bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 3-6 6-4 7-6.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Basingstoke): Men's semi-finals: P Langvardt (Den) bt G Mandl (Aus) 7-5 7-6; B Gyetko (Can) bt D Sapsford (Surrey) 3-6 6-4 3-0 ret. Women's semi- finals: S Parkhomenko (Rus) bt T Jecmenica (Yug) 6-0 6-3; E Bond (Gloucs) bt V Humphreys-Davies (Cambs) 6-4 7-6.

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