Sporting Digest: Tennis

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WORLD TEAM CUP (Dusseldorf): Blue group: US bt Spain 2-1 (P Sampras lost to S Bruguera 3-6 1-6; M Chang bt C Costa 6-7 6-4 6-1; P McEnroe and R Reneberg bt Bruguera and T Carbonell 6-3 6-1). Switzerland bt Russia 2-1 (J Hlasek bt A Volkov 6-4 3-6 6-3; C Mezzadri lost to A Chesnokov 3-6 6-3 4-6; Hlasek and Mezzadri bt Volkov and A Olhovskiy 6-3 6-3. Final: United States bt Germany 3-0 (P Sampras bt M Stich 6-4 6-2; M Chang bt C-U Steeb 6-3 7-6; P McEnroe and R Reneberg bt Stich and P Kuhnen 6-4 6-3).

MURATTI TIME ATP TOURNAMENT (Bologna) Semi-finals: J Burillo (Sp) bt C Pistolesi (It) 6-1 7-5; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt O Camporese (It) 7-6 6-1. Final: Burillo bt Cherkasov 7-6 6-7 6-1.

STRASBOURG WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Fr) Semi-finals: N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt S Testud (Fr) 6-4 6-0; J Wiesner (Aut) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-4. Final: Sawamatsu bt Wiesner 4-6 6-1 6-3.

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Lucerne, Swit) Semi-finals: L Davenport (US) bt S Hack (Ger) 6-2 6-7 6-1; N Provis (Aus) bt L Ferrando (It) 6-3 6-2. Final: Davenport bt Provis 6-1 4-6 6-2.

FRENCH OPEN (Paris) Women's qualifying competition, third round (winners qualify): D Faber (US) bt R Bobkova (Cz) 1-6 7-5 6-4; M Grossi (It) bt P Thoren (Fin) 6-3 7-6; P Ritter (Aut) bt R De Los Rios (Par) 6-4 6-3; S Dopfer (Aut) bt L Courtois (Bel) 6-1 6-4; M-J Gaidano (Arg) bt D Szabova (Slovakia) 6-4 7-5; L Garrone (It) bt A De Vries (Bel) 6-0 6-3; C Papadaki (Gre) bt A Castera (Fr) 6-2 1-6 6-3; M Paz (Arg) bt A Keller (US) 6-1 6-3.

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

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