Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HOPMAN CUP TEAM TOURNAMENT (Perth) Quarter-finals: Australia 3 France 0. (Aus names first): Women's Singles: N Provis bt N Tauziat 4-6 7-6 6-2. Men's singles: W Masur bt C Pioline 7-5 6-4. Mixed doubles (pro set): Provis and Masur bt Tauziat and Pioline 8-4. Austria 2 Spain 1. (Aut names first): Women's singles: J Wiesner bt C Martinez 6-2 6-4. Men's singles: A Antonitsch bt E Sanchez 3-6 6-4 6-3. Mixed doubles (pro set): Wiesner and Antonitsch lost to Martinez and Sanchez 8-1.

DOHA MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Qatar) First round: M Stich (Ger) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-1 6-2; S Edberg (Swe) bt G Muller (SA) 6-1 6-4; A Jarryd (Swe) bt H Holm (Swe) 6-4 7-6; G Schaller (Aut) bt L Rehmann (Ger) 7-6 6-1; R Agenor (Haiti) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-4 6-2.

AUSTRALIAN MEN'S HARD-COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Adelaide) First round: B Steven (NZ) bt B Black (Zim) 6-3 6-2; K Carlsen (Den) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-2 7-6; P Rafter bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3; G Rudeski (Can) bt P Tramacchi (Aus) 6-4 6-4; G Raoux (Fr) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 6-37-6; G Stafford (SA) bt D Cahill (Aus) 6-3 4-6 6-2; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt P Cash (Aus) 4-6 6-1 6-3; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt D Adams (Aus) 6-4 6-2.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HARD-COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Brisbane) First round: N Baudone (It) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 7-5 6-3; S Wasserman (Bel) bt B Schett (Aut) 3-6 7-5 3-0 ret; L Ghirardi (Fr) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 6-4 2-6 6-4; A Keller (US) bt P Ritter (Aut) 7-5 6-1; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt K Kschwendt (Ger) 6-4 6-2; I Spirlea (Rom) bt C Cristea (Rom) 6-4 6-1; R Hiraki (Japan) bt M Miyauchi (Japan) 6-2 6-3; K Radford (Aus) bt L Golarsa (It) 4-6 6-3 6-0; R McQuillan (Aus) bt N Pratt (Aus) 6-1 6-3; P Begerow (Ger) bt L McShea (Aus) 2-6 7-6 6-2; Li Fang (Ch) bt E Zardo (Swit) 7-6 7-6; L Ferrando (It) bt C Kuhlman (US) 4-6 6-3 6-2; M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) bt J Watanabe (US) 6-4 6-0; R Zrubakova (Slovak) bt J Byrne (Aus) 6-4 6-4; N van Lottum (Fr) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 5-7 6-2 6-3.

MIDLAND BANK NATIONAL 16 AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS (Telford) Boys' singles final: M Gorvin (Avon) bt W Sawyer (Norfolk) 6-4 7-6. Doubles final: S Clark (Warwicks) and B Haran (Hants and IoW) bt D Galasso (Kent) and J Lane (Cambs) 6-2 6-3. Girls' singles final: F Lishman (Northumberland) bt J Osman (Sussex) 6-1 4-6 6-4. Doubles final: J Choudhuri (Cambs) and S Saunders (Beds) bt J Osman (Sussex) and S Turner (Sussex) 6-3 6-4.

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