Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome): First round: M Filippini (Urug) bt I Lendl (US) 6-2 6-1; M Chang (US) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-3 6-3; C-U Steeb (Ger) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-3 6-2; B Becker (Ger) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-4 6-3; G Raoux (Fr) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-3 3-6 6-3; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 7-6 4-6 6-3; N Kulti (Swe) bt G Marx (Fr) 6-4 3-6 7-5; C Pistolesi (It) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-3 6-3; A Gaudenzi (It) bt F Roig (Sp) 5-7 6-2 6-1; M Rosset (Swit) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6- 1 6-2; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt M Ondruska (SA) 7-6 6-2; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt F Fontang (Fr) 6-2 6-1; J Courier (US) bt H de la Pena (Arg) 6-2 6-1; B Karbacher (Ger) bt A Mancini (Arg) 6-4 6-1; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt J Svensson (Swe) 0-6 6-4 6-3; S Noszaly (Hung) bt C Caratti (It) 7-6 7-5; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 7-6 6-2; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt O Camporese (It) 6-4 6-3; A Corretja (Sp) bt P Cane (It) 6-3 3-6 6-3.

US MEN'S CLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Coral Springs, Fla): First round; W Masur (Aus) bt C Adams (US) 7-5 6-2; D Wheaton (US) bt M Aurelio Sorriz (Sp) 7-6 6-3; R Reneberg (US) B Dunn (US) 6-3 6-4; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-3 6-4; G Schaller (Aut) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 6-3; J Carlsson (Swe) bt I Baron (US) 6-4 6-2; M Pernfors (Swe) bt A Gomez (Ecu) 4-6 6-3 6-4; A Krickstein (US) bt C Dosedel (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-3.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin): First round: W Probst (Ger) bt K Kschwendt (Ger) 6-2 6-1; S Cecchini (It) bt P Begerov (Ger) 6-3 6-2; R Zrubakova (Cz Rep) bt A Temesvari-Trunkos (Hung) 6-0 7-6; M J Gaidano (Arg) bt R Simpson- Alter (Can) 6-2 6-2; B Schultz (Neth) bt K Date (Japan) 6-4 6-2; P Ritter (Aut) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-2 4-6 6-2; E Pampoulova-Wagner (Bul) bt C Cunningham (US) 7-5 4-6 6-1; A Fusai (Fr) bt I Gorrochategui (Arg) 7-6 5-7 6-1; G Helgeson (US) bt L McNeil (US) 6-4 6-3; M Babel (Ger) bt P Tarabini (Arg) 6-2 4-6 3-2 ret. Second round: A Grossman (US) bt N Zvereva (Bela) 7-5 6-0; S Graf (Ger) bt F Labat (Arg) 6-0 6-2; S Hack (Ger) bt K Adams (US) 6-0 6-0.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Basingstoke): Men's singles, second round: T Henman (Oxford) bt J Hunter (Surrey) 3-6 6-3 6-3; P Kilderry (Aus) bt R Matheson (Sco) 6-4 6-1; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt J Bailey (Hants) 6-1 7-5; B Larkham (Aus) bt D Sapsford (Surrey) 6-1 6-2; T Kempers (Neth) bt P Languardt (Den) 2-6 6-3 6-1; W Arthurs (Aus) bt C Beecher (Kent) 6-3 6-3; A Beust (Fr) bt J Holmes (Aus) 7-6 7-6; M Calvelli (It) bt L Matthews (Hants) 6-3 6-2. Women's singles, second round: L Ahl (Devon) bt K Warne-Holland (Cheshire) 6-3 7-6; K Cross (Devon) bt L Woodroffe (Surrey) 6-1 6-1; N Egorova (Rus) bt J Pullin (Sussex)

6-2 2-6 7-6; A Woolcock (Aus) bt C Taylor (Oxford) 6-3 6-0; V Lake (Devon) bt P Piorkowski (US) 6-7 7-6 6-2; N Egorova (Rus) bt J Pullin (Sussex) 6-2 2-6 7-6; R Surova (Cz Rep) bt C Billingham (Oxford) 6-4 6-3; M Vallin (Swe) bt A Zhidkova (Rus) 7-5 6-7 6-3; V Humphreys-Davies (Cambridge) bt S Haas (Ger) 6-2 5-7 6-1.

FEDERATION CUP EURO-AFRICA QUALIFYING (Nottingham): Pool A: Croatia bt Estonia 3-0; Turkey bt Malta 2-1. Pool B: Norway bt Senegal 3-0; Belgium bt Ireland 3-0 (D Monami bt G Niland 7-5 6-1; S Appelmans bt S Nicholson 6-4 6-1; L Courtois and N Feber bt Nicholson and K Nugent 6-2 6-0). Pool C: Great Britain bt Lithuania 3-0 (M Javer bt E Liachoviciute 6-4 6-1; C Wood bt G Misiurova 6-1 6-2; Wood and J Salmon bt Liachoviciute and Misiurova 6-4 6-1); Luxembourg bt Ukraine 2-1. Pool D: Latvia bt Hungary 2-1. Pool E: Zimbabwe bt Tunisia 2-1; Slovenia bt Greece 2-1.

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