Sporting Digest: Tennis

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SEIKO SUPER TOURNAMENT (Tokyo) Men's singles, first round: S Bryan (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-3 6-1; G Rusedski (Can) bt R Weiss (US) 6-4 6-4; C Pridham (Can) bt K Thorne (US) 7-6 6-4; A Jarryd (Swe) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 6-3 6-3; C Adams (US) bt H Kaneko (Japan) 6-3 6-3; N Borwick (Aus) bt G Motomura (Japan) 6-3 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt Y Yamamoto (Japan) 6-4 6-3; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt J Fitzgerald (Aus) 6-4 6-4; R Tsujino (Japan) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-4 6-4; J Bjorkman (Swe) bt C Mezzadri (Swit) 6-4 6-3; P Rafter (Aus) bt Kim Bong-soo (S Kor) 6-4 6-4; T Ho (US) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 6-4 7-5.

ISRAEL OPEN (Tel Aviv) Men's singles, first round: S Pescosolido (It) bt M Velev (Bul) 6-0 6-3; D Wheaton (US) bt J Tarango (US) 6-2 4-6 6-4; C Arriens (Ger) bt C Saceanu (Ger) 7-6 6-4; F Santoro (Fr) bt B Shelton (US) 6-2 4-6 6-3; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-3.

BOLZANO INDOOR TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: T Nijssen (Neth) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-4 4-6 7-6; P Moraing (Ger) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-7 7-6 6-4; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt M Ondruska (SA) 6-2 4-6 6-3; T Johannsson (Swe) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-7 6-2 6-2.

FILDERSTADT WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles, first round: M Pierce (Fr) bt S Frankl (Ger) 6-1 6-0; N Tauziat (Fr) bt P Shriver (US) 6-4 6-4; C Martinez (Sp) bt C Singer (Ger) 6-1 7-5; N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt R Dragomir (Croa) 3-6 6-1 6-3.

JIMMY CONNORS beat his American compatriot, Johan Kriek, 7-5, 6-4 to win the Corel Champions tournament at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, on Sunday. It was Connors' third consecutive title on the new tour for players aged 35 and over.

COREL CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT (Hilton Head, SC) Men's singles, semi-finals: J Connors (US) bt J Lloyd (GB) 6-2 3-6 6-3; J Kriek (US) bt G Vilas (Arg) 3-6 6-4 6-3. Final: Connors bt Kriek 7-5 6-4.

ATP RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US) 3,925pts; 2 J Courier (US) 3,759; 3 B Becker (Ger) 2,617; 4 M Stich (Ger) 2,598; 5 S Bruguera (Sp) 2,578; 6 S Edberg (Swe) 2,503; 7 M Chang (US) 2,200; 8 A Medvedev (Ukr) 2,119; 9 T Muster (Aut) 1,999; 10 R Krajicek (Neth) 1,886; 11 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 1,885; 12 C Pioline (Fr) 1,884; 13 P Korda (Cz Rep) 1,841; 14 A Volkov (Ru) 1,538; 15 W Masur (Aus) 1,417; 16 T Martin (US) 1,416; 17 K Novacek (Cz Rep) 1,413; 18 I Lendl (US) 1,382; 19 W Ferreira (SA) 1,309; 20 A Boetsch (Fr).

WTA RANKINGS: 1 S Graf (Ger); 2 M Navratilova (US); 3 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 4 M Seles (Yug); 5 C Martinez (Sp); 6 G Sabatini (Arg); 7 M-J Fernandez (US); 8 J Novotna (Cz Rep); 9 J Capriati (US); 10 A Huber (Ger); 11 M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit); 12 H Sukova (Cz Rep); 13 K Date (Japan); 14 M Maleeva (Bul); 15 A Coetzer (SA); 16 M Pierce (Fr); 17 N Tauziat (Fr); 18 Z Garrison-Jackson (US); 19 J Wiesner (Aut); 20 N Zvereva (Bela).

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