Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome) Semi-finals: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt P Sampras (US) 7-6 6-2; J Courier (US) bt M Chang (US) 6-2 6-7 6-0. Final: Courier bt Ivanisevic 6-1 6-2 6-2.

US MEN'S CLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Coral Springs, Fla) Singles, quarter-finals: T Martin (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-3 6-4; W Masur (Aus) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-3 6-2; D Wheaton (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 7-6 7-6. Semi-finals: Wheaton bt A Krickstein (US) 6-2 4-6 6-4; Martin bt Masur 6-4 7-6. Final: Martin bt Wheaton 6-3 6-4.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) Semi- finals: S Graf (Ger) bt M J Fernandez (US) 4-6 6-4 6-3. G Sabatini (Arg) bt C Martinez (Sp) 6-3 4-6 7-5. Final: Graf bt Sabatini 7-6 2-6 6-4.

FEDERATION CUP Euro / Africa qualifying play-offs (Nottingham, winners qualify for finals in Frankfurt, Germany, 19-25 July): Great Britain bt Turkey 3-0 (M Javer bt G Gultekin 6-4 6-2, C Wood bt I-D Aksit 6-2 6-3, J Salmon and A Grunfeld bt Aksit and Gultekin 6-2 7-5). Israel bt Ireland 2-1 (A Smashnova bt G Niland 6-4 6-3; Y Segal bt S Nicholson 6-3 6-0; I Berger and Segal lost to K Nugent and C Curran 6-4 7-5). Latvia bt Hungary 2-1; Croatia bt Russia 2-1; Belgium bt Slovenia 2-1.

EVEREST NATIONAL CLUB LEAGUE Premier Division: (Saturday) Men A: Banbury West End 4 Castle Farm 2; David Lloyd Bushey 3 Holcombe Brook 3 (Bushey won 8-7 on sets); Ilkley 1 Shipley Hall 5. Women A: Banbury West End 6 Bramall Park 0; Dunfermline 1 Edgbaston Priory 5; Gosling 1 Holcombe Brook 5; Holcombe Brook 6 Edgbaston Priory 0. B: Caversham 1 Clearview 5; Globe 4 Surrey TCC 2; Winchester 6 Kings LTC 0.

(Yesterday) Men A: Shipley Hall 3 Holcombe Brook 3 (Holcombe Brook won 8-7 on sets); Castle Farm 5 David Lloyd Bushey 1. B: David Lloyd Heston 1 David Lloyd Raynes Park 5. Women A: Gosling 2 Banbury West End 4. B: Winchester 6 Caversham 0; Kings LTC 3 Surrey TCC 3 (Surrey TCC won 8-7 on sets); Clearview 6 Globe 0.

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