Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HONG KONG OPEN First round: J Tarango (US) bt J Stark (US) 6-2 6-3; O Camporese (It) bt J Frana (Arg) 6-4 6-3; S Matsuoka (Japan) bt M Ruah (Ven) 7-5 6-4; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt B Steven (NZ) 3-6 7-6 6-4; G Rusedski (Can) bt N Borwick (Aus) 4-6 6-3 6-3; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt B Black (Zim) 6-4 6-3; A Krickstein (US) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-2 6-2; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt C Eui-jong (S Kor) 6-1 6-2.

NICE OPEN (France) First round: A Chesnokov (Rus) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-0 6-3; R Gilbert (Fr) bt J Svensson (Swe) 7-6 6-4; T Guardiola (Fr) bt M Gustafsson (Swe) 6-7 6-4 6-2; S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt M Ondruska (SA) 7-6 1-6 7-5; E Alvarez (Sp) bt G Schaller (Aut) 7-6 7-6; W Ferreira (SA) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 7-5 6-1; P Cane (It) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 3-6 6-4 6-4.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Birmingham, Alabama) First round: J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-2 6-4; J Eltingh (Neth) bt H Dreekman (Ger) 7-6 6-7 6-3; D Orsanic (Arg) bt L Mattar (Bra) 6-3 7-5; A Mancini (Arg) bt M Stringari (Arg) 6-3 6-3; S Bryan (US) bt J Oncins (Bra) 6-3 1-6 6-3.

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