Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PAT CASH, the 1987 Wimbledon champion from Australia, has confirmed his entry for the Direct Line Insurance championships at Beckenham, from 31 May to 6 June.

GERMAN OPEN (Hamburg) Men's singles, third round: E Sanchez (Sp) bt S Edberg (Swe) 4-6 7-6 6-4; B Karbacher (Ger) bt B Becker (Ger) 6-3 6-4; H de la Pena (Arg) bt F Clavet (Sp) 6-2 6-4; R Krajicek (Neth) bt J Oncins (Bra) 6-2 6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt M Gollner (Ger) 6-1 4-6 6-3; M Stich (Ger) bt T Muster (Aut) 7-6 2-6 6-1; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt K Novacek (Cz) 2-6 6-3 7-6.

USTA MEN'S CLAY COURTS OF TAMPA TOURNAMENT (Fla) Second round: J Tarango (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-7 6-4 1-1 ret; T Martin (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-2 7-5; J Yzaga (Peru) bt L Herrera (Mex) 6-2 6-1; P McEnroe (US) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-0 6-3; W Masur (Aus) bt B Dunn (US) 7-5 1-6 6-4; B Shelton (US) bt D Rostagno (US) 2-6 7-6 6-2.

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, playing in her first tournament after a 10-week lay-off, defeated Japan's Naoko Sawamatsu in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Italian Open yesterday. The No 2 seed won 6-4, 6-4 in a two-hour match interrupted for three hours by rain.

ITALIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Rome) Singles, Third round: C Martinez (Sp) bt N Herreman (Fr) 6-1 6-0; M Navratilova (US) bt N Sawamatsu (Japan) 6-4 6-4; J Capriati (US) bt A Coetzer (SA) 7-6 4-6 6-2; A Huber (Ger) bt I Gorrochategui (Arg 1-6 6-2 6-0; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt B Schultz (Neth) 6-4 6-0; M J Fernandez (US) bt M Pierce (Fr) 7-6 7-6; F Bentivoglio (It) bt N Zvereva (Bela) 7-5 5-7 6-4.

BELGIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Liege) Second round: C Mothes (Fr) bt A Grossman (US) 6-4 6-2; C Dahlman (Swe) bt N Muns-Jagerman (Neth) 6-4 6-4; K Kschwendt (Lux) bt D Monami (Bel) 7-5 7-6; K Nowak (Pol) bt P Langrova (Cz) 6-4 6-4.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Bracknell): Men's singles, second round: M Tebbutt (Aus) bt P Hand (Berks) 3-6 6-4 6-2; B Larkham (Aus) bt C Ferreira (SA) 6-4 6-4; L Matthews (Hants) bt M Calvelli (It) 6-3 6-3; J Delgado (Berks) bt T Henman (Oxon) 6-4 6-7 6-4; A Beust (Fr) bt T Kempers (Neth) 6-3 4-6 6-3; N Gould (Avon) bt S Scaiola (It) 4-6 6-3 6-3, R Matheson (Sco) bt M Roberts (US) 6-7 6-3 7-6; S Hette (Fr) bt J Simbozel (Fr) 6-4 6-1.

Women's singles, second round: A Grunfeld (Lancs) bt M Hughes (Wal) 6-1 6-2; L Woodroffe (Surrey) bt J Salmon (Sussex) 7-6 6-0; K Nugent (Irl) bt V Lake (Devon) 6-7 6-4 6-4; M Vallin (Swe) bt R Surova (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3; C Reuter (Ger) bt R Mawdsley (Aus) 6-2 6-2; S Parhomenko (Rus) bt N Jarlan (Fr) 7-6 6-2; A Woolcock (Aus) bt S Pfiferi (It) 5-7 6-4 7-5; S Siddall (Dorset) bt C Taylor (Oxford) 6-1 6-1.

DAVIS CUP Euro/African group three zone B: Ukraine bt Djibouti 3-0 (D Poliakov bt M A Hassan 6-0 6-0; A Medvedev bt N S Naef 6-0 6-0; O Dolgopolov and Medvedev bt Ahmed and Hassan 6-0 6-0. Malta bt Benin 3-0 (G Asciak bt A Gandonou 7-6 5-7 6-2; C Gatt bt A Takpa 7-6 6-2; Asciak and Gatt bt V Abikou and Gandonou 6-2 7-6. Estonia bt Togo 3-0 (R Busch bt K Agnamba 6-1 6-4; A Vysand bt G Gbedey 5-7 6-3 6-4; Busch and Vysand bt K Kokou and L Komi 6-4 6-2.

JO DURIE, the British wETHER write erroromen's No 1, has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for next week's Federation Cup qualifying competition in Nottingham because of a knee injury. Durie, who has a stress fracture of her left kneecap, will be replaced by 27-year-old Julie Salmon, from Brighton. Salmon, whose only previous Federation Cup appearance was in 1988, is expected to partner either Clare Wood or Amanda Grunfeld in the doubles. Monique Javer completes the line-up.

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