Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome) Quarter-finals: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt M Filippini (Urug) 7-6, 6-4; J Courier (US) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 6-3 6-4; P Sampras (US) bt G Perez-Roldan (Arg) 6-0 6-2.

US MEN'S CLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Coral Springs, Fla) Second round: W Masur (Aus) bt G Schaller (Aust) 6-4 4-6 6-3; T Martin (US) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 6-2 6-1; B Shelton (US) bt L Herrera (Mex) 7-5 6-1; P McEnroe (US) bt J Tarango (US)

6-1 6-4. Quarter-finals: Masur bt McEnroe 6-3 6-2; Martin bt Shelton 6-3 6-4. Doubles first round: O Fernandez (Mex) and J Garat (Arg) bt J Sullivan and N Utgren (Swe) 6-3, 6-3; P Annacone and D Flach (US) bt R Deppe (SA) and D Eisenman (US) 6-4, 6-4; R Fromberg and T Woodbridge (Aus) bt M Knowles (Baham) and A O'Brien (US) 7-5 5-7 6-3; R Reneberg and D Wheaton (US) bt J Connors and J Lloyd (US) 6-1 3-6 6-3.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) Singles, quarter-finals: S Graf (Ger) bt M Maleeva (Bul) 6-2, 6-3; M J Fernandez (US) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 6-2 6-3; C Martinez (Sp) bt B Schultz (Neth) 6-1 6-0; G Sabatini (Arg) bt A Huber (Ger) 7-6 6-1

LTA SATELLITE (Basingstoke): Men's final result: P Kilderry (Aus) bt B Larkham (Aus) 6-4 5-7 6-4. Women's singles final: M Vallin (Swe) bt V Lake (GB) 6-2 7-6. Women's doubles final: R Mawdsley (Aus) and V Lake (GB) bt S Haas (Swe) and L Horne (SA) 3-6 6-4 6-1.

FEDERATION CUP EURO/AFRICA QUALIFYING (Nottingham): Pool E: Greece bt Tunisia 3-0. Pool C: Ukraine bt Lithuania 3-0; Russia bt Luxembourg 2-1. Pool D: Hungary bt Romania 2-1.

THE Premier Division of the Everest National Club League begins this weekend, with Jeremy Bates, the British No 1, among the players who have agreed to compete.

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