Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HOPMAN CUP TEAM TOURNAMENT (Perth) Quarter-finals: Germany 2 United States 1 (Ger names first): Women's singles: A Huber bt M J Fernandez 6-2 7-6. Men's singles: B Karbacher bt I Lendl 6-3 6-1. Mixed doubles (pro set): Huber and Karbacher lost to Fernandez and Lendl 8-5. Czech Republic 2 Switzerland 1. (Cz Rep names first): Women's singles: J Novotna lost to M Maleeva- Fragniere 6-4 7-5. Men's singles: P Korda bt J Hlasek 6-0 6-2. Mixed doubles: Novotna and Korda bt Maleeva-Fragniere and Hlasek 6-4 6-4.

DOHA MEN'S TOURNAMENT (QATAR) First round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 6-4 0-6 6-4; O Delaitre (Fr) bt F Wibier (Neth) 7-6 6-2; S Pescosolido (It) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-4 6-2; J Eltingh (Neth) bt M Goellner (Ger) 6-3 7-6; H Leconte (Fr) bt F Vitoux (Fr)

6-3 6-2; K Braasch (Ger) bt A Cherkasov (Rus)

6-1 3-6 6-4; Y al-Aynaoui (Mor) bt J Bjorkman (Swe) 3-6 6-3 6-3.

AUSTRALIAN MEN'S HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Adelaide) First round: A Volkov (Rus) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-4 6-2; J Apell (Swe) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 6-2 7-5; J Morgan (Aus) bt D Nainkin (SA) 6-7 6-3 6-4; D Rikl (Cz Rep) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 6-4 6-4; N Kulti (Swe) bt M Rosset (Swit) 7-6 6-3; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 6-1 6-4; T Muster (Aut) bt B Shelton (US) 6-2 6-2; R Fromberg (Aus) bt M Wilander (Swe) 6-3 4-6 6-2.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HARD-COURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Brisbane): S Stafford (US) bt C Vis (Neth) 6-2 6-3; R Zrubakova (Slovak) bt J Byrne (Aus) 6-4 6-4; A Grossman (US) bt M Grossi (It) 6-4 7-6; R McQuillan bt N Pratt

6-1 6-3; N van Lottum (Fr) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 5-7 6-2 6-3; R Grande (It) bt K Quentrec (Fr) 7-5 6-3; S Farina (It) bt T Price (SA) 6-2 4-6 7-5; K Sharpe (Aus) bt S Reece (US) 6-2 6-2; R Stubbs bt M Paz (Arg) 6-2 6-4; R Simpson-Alter (Can) bt J Taylor 7-5 6-1; F Labat (Arg) bt R de los Rios (Par) 6-2 6-1; S Testud (Fr) bt E Likhovtseva (Rus) 6-4 6-2; J Limmer bt N Arendt (US) 6-4 6-3. Second round: M Maleeva (Bul) bt A Keller (US) 6-4 6-3; L Davenport (US) bt L Ghirardi (Fr) 6-0 6-3; R Hiraki (Japan) bt S Rottier (Neth) 1-6 6-4 0-1 ret; R McQuillan bt J Halard (Fr) 6-3 6-2; S Hack (Ger) bt S Farina (It) 6-3 6-2.

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