Sporting Digest: Tennis

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JOHN McENROE recorded a straight- sets victory over Mark Woodforde on his return to the competitive game. The former world No 1 beat the Australian 7-6, 6-1 in a round-robin game in the Hong Kong championships.

HONG KONG CHAMPIONSHIPS Round robin: Silver group: A Jarryd (Swe) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-3 7-5. Gold group: J Yzaga (Peru) bt H Leconte (Fr) 7-6 6-3. Blue group: J McEnroe (US) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 7-6 6-1.

VIENNA TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt H Skoff (Aut) 7-5 6-0; M Washington (US) bt J Stark (US) 7-5 6-2; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt A Krickstein (US) 6-2 2-1 ret; N Kulti (Swe) bt M Gollner (Ger) 7-6 7-6; T Muster (Aut) bt C Arriens (Ger) 6-1 6-1; M Rosset (Swit) bt S Noszaly (Hung) 7-6 6-3. Second round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt T Buchmayer (Aut) 6-3 6-4.

LYONS OPEN Men's singles, first round: P Sampras (US) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 7-5 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt S Pescosolido (It) 6-7 6-3 6-3; A Boetsch (Fr) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-1 3-6 6-1; O Delaitre (Fr) bt B Becker (Ger) 7-6 6-7 6-3; C Pioline (Fr) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 7-6 7-6 . Second round: S Simian (Fr) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 6-3 4-6 6-2.

PEKING OPEN Men's singles, first round: B Gilbert (US) bt G Doyle (Aus) 4-6 6-4 7-6; A Mronz (Ger) bt Xia Jiaping (Ch) 6-1 6-3. Second round: J Svensson (Swe) bt K Thorne (US) 6-3 6-4; C Adams (US) bt J Bjorkman (Swe) 6-3 6-7 6-3; G Rusedski (Can) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 7-6; T Ho (US) bt S Bryan (US) 6-7 6-4 6-1. Men's doubles: Bjorkman and P Rafter (Aus) bt J Morgan and S Stolle (Aus) 6-4, 6-3; M Keil (US) and C van Rensburg (SA) bt M Pernfors (Swe) and Svensson 6-1 6-4.

BUDAPEST OPEN Women's first round: I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt K Teodorowicz (Pol) 6-2 7-6; K Habsudova (Slovak) bt C Tanvier (Fr) 6-0 6-2; J Wiesner (Aut) bt B Schett (Aut) 6-1 6-2; S Meier (Ger) bt S Testud (Fr) 7-6 1-6 6-1; S Appelmans (Bel) bt A Temesvari (Hung) 6-7 6-1 6-2; N Dahlman (Fin) bt E Pampoulova-Wagner (Bul) 6-0 4-1 ret; E Brioukhovets (Ukr) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 6-3 6-1; E Makarova (Rus) bt M Babel (Ger) 6-2 6-1; L Courtois (Bel) bt S Cecchini (It) 6-7 6-4 6-2; J Halard (Fr) bt K Boogert (Neth) 6-2 6-3.

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