Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melbourne): Men's singles quarter-finals: P SAMPRAS (US) bt M GUSTAFSSON (Swe) 7-6 2-6 6-3 7-6; T MARTIN (US) bt M WASHINGTON (US) 6-2 7-6 7-6; J COURIER (US) bt G IVANISEVIC (Croa) 7-6 6-4 6-2; S EDBERG (Swe) bt T MUSTER (Aut) 6-2 6-3 6-4. Men's doubles quarter-finals: J Apell and J Bjorkman (Swe) bt T WOODBRIDGE and M WOODFORDE (Aus) 6-4 6-2 6-4. Women's doubles quarter-finals: P SHRIVER (US) and L SMYLIE (Aus) bt J HETHERINGTON (Can) and S STAFFORD (US) 6-3 6-2; P FENDICK and M McGRATH (US) bt A GROSSMAN (US) and J RICHARDSON (NZ) 6-2 6-0; J NOVOTNA (Cz Rep) and A SANCHEZ VICARIO (Sp) bt M J FERNANDEZ and Z GARRISON-JACKSON (US) 6-4 6-4; G FERNANDEZ (US) and N ZVEREVA (Bela) bt M BOLLEGRAF (Neth) and D GRAHAM (US) 6-1 6-3. Mixed doubles quarter-finals: P HAARHUIS (Neth) and N MEDVEDEVA (Ukr) bt D Randall (US) and J Hetherington (Can) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3; T WOODBRIDGE (Aus) and H SUKOVA (Cz Rep) bt S Stolle (Aus) and M J Fernandez (US) 6-4 3-6 6-3; E SANCHEZ and A SANCHEZ VICARIO (Sp) bt M WOODFORDE and R STUBBS (Aus) 6-4 6-2.*seeded players in capitals.

JOHN McENROE, the former world No 1 from the United States, has been given a wild card to next month's Rotterdam world indoor tournament.

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