Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MONTE CARLO OPEN First round: P Haarhuis (Neth) bt R Furlan (It) 6-1 6-2; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 7-5; W Ferreira (SA) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 3-6 6-3 6-3; D Rikl (Cz Rep) bt C Pioline (Fr) 6-4 1-6 6-3; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-4 6-7 7-5; G Schaller (Aut) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 2-6 6-3 6-3; J Burillo (Sp) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-1 6-1; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt H Leconte (Fr) 6-3 6-1; S Bruguera (Sp) bt L Jonsson (Sweden) 6-0 6-1; C Costa (Sp) bt N Kulti (Swe) 6-3 4-6 6-3.

FEDERATION CUP Regional qualifying event: (Bad Waltersdorf, Aut): Group Six: Great Britain bt Luxembourg 3-0 (J Durie bt R Moyen 7-5 6-0, C Wood bt A Kremer 6-1 6-2, Durie and Wood bt Kremer and Moyen 6-4 6-0).

IVAN LENDL, the former world No 1, has dropped out of the top 20 in the world rankings for the first time since 1980.

ATP RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US) 5035pts; 2 M Stich (Ger) 3094; 3 S Edberg (Swe) 3070; 4 J Courier (US) 2791; 5 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 2662; 6 S Bruguera (Sp) 2644; 7 M Chang (US) 2415; 8 T Martin (US) 2207; 9 A Medvedev (Ukr) 2047; 10 C Pioline (Fr) 2008.

WTA RANKINGS: 1 S Graf (Ger) 437.37pts; 2 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) 237.14; 3 C Martinez (Sp) 191.55; 4 M Navratilova (US) 164.56; 5 J Novotna (Cz Rep) 145.91; 6 G Sabatini (Arg) 139.29; 7 M Maleva-Fragniere (Swit) 132.20; 8 K Date (Japan) 124.83; 9 M J Fernandez (US) 123.02; 10 N Zvereva (Bela) 110.16.

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