Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP Euro / African Zone Group One First round: (Harare): Croatia 3 Zimbabwe 2. Group One Second round: (Lisbon) Israel bt Portugal 3- 2. (Waregem) Belgium bt Luxembourg 5-0. Play- off: (Helsinki) Norway bt Finland 3-2. Group Two First round: (Athens) Greece beat Tunisia 5- 0. (Dublin): Ireland bt Ghana 5-0. (Sofia) Poland lead Bulgaria 2-1. (Monaco) Monaco bt Algeria 4- 1. (Johannesburg) South Africa bt Ivory Coast 5- 0. (Lagos) Romania 4 Nigeria 1. (Dakar) Senegal bt Egypt 4-1. Second round: (Casablanca) Morocco hold winning 3-0 lead over Cyprus. Asia / Oceania Zone Group One Second round: (Seoul) S Korea bt Indonesia 5-0. (Saga, Japan) New Zealand bt Japan 3-2. Group Two Final: (Tianjin) China hold winning 3-0 lead over Thailand.

MUNICH MEN'S OPEN Semi-finals: M Stich (Ger) bt J-F Altur (Sp) 6-1 6-4; I Lendl (US) bt C Pioline (Fr) 1-6 7-6 0-1 ret. Final: Lendl bt Stich 7-6 6-3.

CITY OF MADRID MEN'S GRAND PRIX Semi- finals: S Edberg (Swe) bt E Sanchez Vicario (Sp) 6-0 7-5; S Bruguera (Sp) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 7-5

6-1. Final: Edberg bt Bruguera 6-3 6-3 6-2.

AT & T MEN'S CHALLENGE (Atlanta) Quarter- finals: P Sampras (US) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 7-6 6- 4; J Eltingh (Neth) bt R Azar (Arg) 6-2 6-2; B Shelton (US) bt A Gomez (Ecu) 6-7 6-4 6-3; J Palmer (US) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 7-6 6-2. Semi-finals: Eltingh bt Sampras 7-6 6-4; Shelton bt Palmer 6-3 5-7 6-1. Final: Eltingh bt Shelton 7-6 6-2.

HAMBURG WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Semi- finals: S Graf (Ger) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 6-3 3-6 6-1; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt M Maleeva (Bul) 6-2 7-6. Final: Sanchez Vicario bt Graf 6-3 6-3.

TARANTO WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Italy) Final: B Schultz (Neth) bt D Graham (US) 7-6 6-2.

INDONESIA WOMEN'S OPEN (Jakarta) Final: Y Basuki (Indo) bt A Grossman (US) 6-4 6-4.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Lee-on- Solent) Men: Semi-finals: P Languardt (Den) bt W Arthurs (Aus) 7-6 6-2; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt D Sapsford (Eng) 6-2 5-7 7-5. Final: Languardt bt Tebbutt 6-3 6-2. Doubles final: J Holmes (Aus) and P Kilderry (Aus) bt P Hand (Berks) and T Kempers (Neth) 6-3 6-3. Women: Semi-finals: L Richterova (RCS) bt A Castera (Fr) 6-3 7-5; M Seibold (Ger) bt C Hall (Dorset) 4-6 6-2 7-6. Final: Richterova bt Seibold 6-2 6-7 6-3. Doubles final: P Iverson (Zim) and M Mair (Sco) bt C Hall (Eng) and V Lake (Eng) 6-2 6-4.

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