Sporting Digest: Tennis

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Prosecutors have appealed for another chance to imprison Gnther Parche, who stabbed Monica Seles two years ago. Parche was given a two- year suspended sentence at his first trial in October 1993, confirmed on appeal earlier this week.

Shirli-Ann Siddall will make her Federation Cup debut for Britain in the new-format 16-nation Europe-Africa Qualifying Group One tie in La Manga, Spain, from 17-21 April. Siddall, 20, the British No 2, will line up alongside the No 1, Clare Wood, Jo Durie and 19-year-old Julie Pullin, with the former Wimbledon champion, Ann Jones, as non-playing captain. The other nations involved are Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Ukraine.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Estoril, Por) Second round: T Muster (Aut) bt F Davin (Arg) 7-5 6-1; J Sanchez (Sp) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-4; E Sanchez (Sp) bt B Shelton (US) 7-6 6-4; N Marquez (Por) bt F Clavet (Sp) 5-7 6- 3 6-3.

BAUSCH & LOMB CHAMPIONSHIPS (Amelia Island, Florida) Second round: C Martinez (Sp) bt A Carlsson (Swe) 6-1 6-2; M Maleeva (Bul) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 7-5 6-2; A Coetzer (SA) bt G Helgeson Nielsen (US) walkover; S Hack (Ger) bt K Kroupova (Cz Rep) 5-7 6-1 6-0; I Sprilea (Rom) bt N Avila (Sp) 7-6 6-4; S Ramon (Sp) bt M Oremans (Neth) 6-3 6-4; L Courtois (Bel) bt N Arendt (US) 6-2 7-6; W Probst (Ger) bt S Farina (It) 7-6 2-6 7-6; V Ruano Pascual (Sp) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-2 6-2.

SOUTH AFRICA OPEN (Johannesburg) Men's singles, second round: P Baur (Ger) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 7-6 6-7 6-3; B Black (Zim) bt P Wekesa (Ken) 7-6 6-3; N Godwin (SA) bt M Petchey (GB) 4-6 6-4 7-5; J Bates (GB) bt K Ullyett (SA) 7-6 2-6 6-4.

DAVIS CUP Draw for World Goup qualifying round: Australia v Hungary, Norway v Belgium, Croatia v India, Zimbabwe v Czech Republic, Denmark v Venezuela, Morocco v France, Spain v Mexico, New Zealand v Switzerland. (Ties to be played 22-24 Sept).

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