Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP TOURNAMENT (Birmingham, Ala) First round: M Wilander (Swe) bt B Larkham (Aus) 6-4 6-3. Second round: G Markus (Arg) bt R Reneberg (US) 4-6 6-1 7-5; J Eltingh (Neth) bt S Bryan (US) 6-3 6-3; D Orsanic (Arg) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 6-4 6-2.

HONG KONG OPEN First round: M Chang (US) bt D Wheaton (US) 6-3 6-3; I Lendl (US) bt A Chang (Can) 6-3 6-4; C Adams (US) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-3 6-4; J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-3 6-2. Second round: P Rafter (Aus) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 6-3 7-6; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt A Krickstein (US) 7-6 5-7 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt J Tarango (US) 6-1 6-3; Chang (US) bt O Camporese (It) 6-3 6-3; B Gilbert (US) bt Adams 7-6 6-2; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 6-2 7-5; G Rusedski (Can) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 5-7 6-2 6-4.

NICE OPEN Second round: W Ferreira (SA) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-4; J Courier (US) bt J Svensson (Swe) 7-5 3-6 6-3; J Arrese (Sp) bt C Pioline (Fr) 3-6 6-2 6-4; M Rosset (Swit) bt P Cane (It) 6-1 6-3.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Bangkok) Second round: S Appelmans (Bel) bt L Richterova (Cz Rep) 6-3 7-6; P Kamstra (Neth) bt T Tanasugarn (Thai) 6-2 3-6 6-3; N Arendt (US) bt E Sviglerova (Cz Rep) 6-7 6-3 6-2.

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