Sporting Digest: Tennis

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LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Bracknell): Men: Singles, semi-finals: M Tebbutt (Aus) bt L Matthews (Hants) 6-0 6-1; A Beust (Fr) bt R Matheson (Sco) 6-7 6-3 6-3. Final: Tebbutt bt Beust 4-6 6-3 6-0. Doubles final: C Beecher (Kent) and N Fulwood (Derby) bt M Roberts(US) and M Tebbutt(Aus) 3-6 6-4 6-1. Women: Singles, semi-finals: M Vallin (Swe) bt A Grunfeld (Lancs) 6-1 5-7 6-3; S Parhomenko (Rus) bt A Woolcock (Aus) 6-2 7- 5. Final: Vallin bt Parhomenko 6-7 6-3 6-1. Doubles final: N Egroova (Rus) and S Parhomenko (Rus) bt C Taylor (Oxford) and L Woodroffe (Surrey) 7-6 6-1.

USTA MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Tampa, Fla): Singles, semi-finals: J Yzaga (Peru) bt P McEnroe (US) 7-6 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt B Shelton (US) 6-7 6-3 7-5. Final: Yzaga bt Fromberg 6-4 6-2.

ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Hamburg): Semi- finals: M Stich (Ger) bt E Sanchez (Sp)

5-7 7-6 7-6; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-2 6-4. Final: Stich by Chesnokov 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4.

ITALIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Rome) Singles, semi-finals: C Martinez (Sp) bt M J Fernandez (US) 7-5 6-4; G Sabatini (Arg) bt A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) 6-1 6-3. Final: Martinez bt Sabatini 7-5 6-1.

BELGIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Liege) Semi- finals: R Bobkova (Cz Rep) bt A Fusai (Fr) 1-6 6-2 7-6; K Kschwendt (Lux) bt C Mothes (Fr) 6-1 6-3.

DAVIS CUP Euro/African group three zone B: Malta 2 Togo 1 (G Asciak bt L Komi 2-6 6-4 6-2; C Gatt lost to K Kokou 6-3 0-6 6-1; Asciak and Gatt bt Kokou and Komi 6-2 6-3). Ukraine 3 Estonia 0 (D Poliakov bt R Busch 6-0 6-4; A Medvedev bt A Vysand 6-4 6-1; Medvedev and Poliakov bt Vysand and Busch 6-4 6-4). Benin 3 Djibouti 0 (A Gandanou bt A Ahmed 6-0 6-0; A Takpa bt M Hassan 6-0 6-3; R Adodji and V Abikou bt Hassan and Ahmed 6-0 6-2). Ukraine 3 Malta 0 (Poliakov bt Asciak 6-1 6-4; Medvedev bt Gatt 3-6 6-2 6-4; Medvedev and Myzyha bt Delicata and Schranz 6-2 6-2). Estonia bt Djibouti 3-0 (A Ojassalu bt Mohamed Hassan 6-0 6-1; R Busch beat Nasr Naef 6-2 6-0; Busch and Ojassalu bt Awad/Maef 6-2 6-0). Togo 3 Benin 0 (L Komi bt A Gandonou 6-1 3-6 6-1; K Kokou bt A Takpa 6-1 6-4; Komi and Agnamba bt Abikou and Adidiji 7-6 6-0. Ukraine and Estonia promoted.

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