Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP TOURNAMENT (Philadelphia) First round: R Furlan (It) bt M Washington (US) 6-2 4-6 7-6; J Yzaga (Peru) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-3 6-2; J Hlasek (Swit) bt C Adams (US) 6-3 7-5; G Rusedski (Can) bt J Palmer (US) 7-6 7-6; J Grabb (US) bt L Gloria (US) 7-5 6-2; A O'Brien (US) bt B Black (Zim) 7-5 7-6.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Stuttgart) Singles first round: J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-2 6-4; A Volkov (Rus) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-2 6-3; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt P Kuehnen (Ger) 2-6 6-3 6-3; M Stich (Ger) bt W Masur (Aus) 6-4 6-3; S Bruguera (Sp) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 3-6 7-6 6-4.

PARIS WOMEN'S OPEN First round: K Quentrec (Fr) bt C Lucarelli (Fr) 7-5 6-2; K Kschwendt (Ger) bt I Demongeot (Fr) 6-3 2-6 6-4; K Maleeva (Bul) bt R Bobkova (Cz Rep) 4-1 ret; L Meskhi (Geor) bt K Oljeklaus (Ger) 6-3 6-2; J Halard (Fr) bt E Wagner (Bul) 6-3 6-2; S Cecchini (It) bt C Wegink (Neth) 6-1 6-2; C Vis (Neth) bt N Van Lottum (Fr) 4-6 6-2 6-3; L Courtois (Bel) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 6-1 6-1.

WTA CHINA WOMEN'S OPEN (Peking) First round: E Iida (Japan) bt Bi Ying (Ch) 6-4 6-1; K Nagatsuka (Japan) bt K Nowak (Pol) 6-1 6-2; P Sung-hee (S Kor) bt H Hiroko (Japan) 6-1 1-6 7-5; A Dechaume-Balleret (Fr) bt J Shiflet (US) 6-0 6-0; R Tedjakusuma (Indon) bt M Kidowaki (Japan) 5-7 2-3 ret; S Meier (Ger) bt A Fusai (Fr) 6-2 7-6; M Miyauchi (Japan) bt A Henricksson (US) 6-3 1-6 6-3; A Strnadova (Cz Rep) bt S Collins (US) 6-7 7-6 6-2; Y Basuki (Indon) bt M Deswardt (SA) 6-1 7-5; M Zivec-Skulj (Ger) bt M Yokobori (Jap) 7-6 2-6 6-4; Li Fang (Ch) bt L Field (Aus) 6-2 6-2.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Oklahoma City) First round: B Schulz (Neth) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 6-3 6-1; L McNeil (US) bt R Simpson Alter (Can); S Cacic (US) bt T Ignatieva (Bela) 7-6 3-6 6-4.

LTA WOMEN'S CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT (Newcastle) Singles first round: M Seibold (Ger) bt N Egorova (Rus) 6-1 7-6; M Maruska (Aut) bt C Taylor (Oxon) 6-1 6-2; K de Weille (Neth) bt E Melicharova (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-2; M Wainwright (Essex) bt S Van Der Aa (Neth) 7-6 7-5; M Starosta (Pol) bt S Prazeres (Por) 6-2 6-4; G Coorengel (Neth) bt S Plischke (Aus) 6-3 6-3; J Ward (Durham and Cleveland) bt V Maes (Bel) 6-3 7-6; L Niemantsverdriet (Neth) bt S Schmidle (Ger) 6-2 5-3 ret; K Cross (Devon) bt S Attili (It) 6-3 6-3; S Parhomenko (Rus) bt J Manta (Swit) 6-1 6-4; L Ahl (Devon) bt J Dawson (Sussex) 6-1 6-1; P Tampieri (It) bt E Callens (Bel) 5-5 ret; N Faber (Bel) bt C Wuillot (Bel) 6-1 2-6 6-3; C Schneider (Ger) bt E Bond (Gloucs) 6-2 3-6 6-3; F Fortuni (It) bt N Tijssen (Neth) 6-3 7-6; M Koutstaal (Neth) bt M Schnell (Ger) 6-2 6-2.

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