Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome): Second round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt M Gustafsson (Swe) 6-3 6-4; J Siemerink (Neth) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-1 6-4; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt K Carlsen (Den) 6-2 6-2; J Courier (US) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-3 2-6 6-0; F Santoro (Fr) bt L Mattar (Bra) 3-6 6-3 6-4; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-2 6-7 6-3; C-U Steeb (Ger) bt C Pistolesi (It) 6-1 6-1; P Sampras (US) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-4 7-5; S Bruguera (Sp) bt F Clavet (Sp) 6-3 6-0; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt N Kulti (Swe) 6-3 6-2; M Rosset (Swit) bt T Muster (Aut) 7-6 4-6 6-4; B Becker (Ger) bt S Noszaly (Hung) 6-3 6-2; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt C Pioline (Fr)

6-7 6-3 6-0; M Filippini (Urug) bt G Raoux (Fr) 3-6 7-6 7-6; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 6-3 7-6; M Chang (US) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 5-7 6-4 6-3.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin): Second round: B Schultz (Neth) bt H Rusch (Ger) 6-1 6-0; S Cecchini (It) bt S Stafford (US) 3-6 6-1 6-3; M Maleeva (Bul) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 6-0 6-4; M J Gaidano (Arg) bt M Oremans (Neth) 4-6 6-4 6-3; J Capriati (US) bt W Probst (Ger) 6-2 4-6 6-0; N Tauziat (Fr) bt R de los Rios (Par) 6-1 6-2; M J Fernandez (US) bt I Demongeot (Fr) 6-0 6-3; A Huber (Ger) bt N Provis (Aus) 7-6 6-3; G Sabatini (Arg) bt M Kochta (Ger) 6-1 6-0; M Babel (Ger) bt L Meshki (Geo) 6-4 6-4. Third round: S Graf (Ger) bt S Hack (Ger) 0-6 6-3 6-2.

LTA SATELLITE (Basingstoke): Men's quarter-finals: B Larkham (Aus) bt M Tebbutt (Aus) 6-0 6-4; M Calvelli (It) bt T Kempers (Neth) 6-4 6-4; W Arthurs (Aus) bt A Beust (Fr) 6-2 6-1; P Kilderry (Aus) bt T Henman (Oxford) 2-6 6-2 6-0. Women's quarter- finals: V Lake (Eng) bt L Ahl (Eng) 6-4 6-1; N Egorova (Rus) bt K Cross (Eng) 6-4 6-2; M Vallin (Swe) bt R Surova (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-7 6-0; A Woolcock (Aus) bt V Humphreys-Davies (Eng) 4-6 6-4 6-3.

FEDERATION CUP Euro-Africa qualifying (Nottingham): Pool A: Croatia bt Turkey 3-0; Malta bt Estonia 3-0. Pool B: Belgium bt Norway 3-0. Pool C: GB bt Russia 3-0 (M Javer bt E Maniokova 4-6 6-2 6-4; C Wood bt E Makarova 6-3 6-4; Wood and J Salmon bt Maniokova and S Parkhomenko 6-4 6-2). Pool D: Latvia bt Portugal 2-1. Pool E: Zimbabwe bt Greece 2-1; Israel bt Slovenia 2-1.

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