Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melbourne) Men's singles, first round: H Leconte (Fr) bt K Kinnear (US) 6-4 6-0 6-1; B Larkham (Aus) bt R Tsujino (Japan) 6-0 7-5 6-4; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt M Pernfors (Swe) 6-3 6-4 6-2; G IVANISEVIC (Croa) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-4 6-0 6-2; E Sanchez (Sp) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 2-6 6-1 6-4 6-3; R Reneberg (US) bt B MacPhie (US) 7-5 6-4 6-0; M ROSSET (Swit) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 6-2 7-6 6-3; M Ondruska (SA) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-3 6-1 6-3; C Caratti (It) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-1 6-4 6-4; F Dewulf (Bel) bt J Tarango (US) 7-5 6-4 6-1; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt C PIOLINE (Fr) 7-5 3-6 7-6 6-3; G Stafford (SA) bt M Philippoussis (Aus) 6-2 6-2 6-0; F Santoro (Fr) bt D Poliakov (Ukr) 6-2 6-3 6-2; I LENDL (US) bt G Rusedski (Can) 6-4 7-6 7-5; M Wilander (Swe) bt M Velev (Bul) 6-1 4-6 6-0 6-0; S Simian (Fr) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 1-6 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1; T Nydahl (Swe) bt A Kratzmann (Aus) 6-4 3-6 6-1 7-5; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt M Ruah (Ven) 6-3 6-3 6-3; J COURIER (US) bt B Shelton (US) 4-6 6-1 6-7 6-2 6-4; A Krickstein (US) bt R Furlan (It) 6-3 2-6 7-6 6-3; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt D Nainkin (SA) 6-2 6-2 6-4; J Stark (US) bt T Ho (US) 7-5 6-7 7-6 6-3; G Raoux (Fr) bt M Nawie (Ger) 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-0; R Gilbert (Fr) bt J Burillo (Sp) 5-7 7-5 6-3 6-1; L Wahlgren (Swe) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 0-6 6-4 6-0 1-0 ret; P Kuhnen (Ger) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-7 7-6 6-2 6-4; J Svensson (Swe) bt M Tebbutt (Aus) 5-7 7-6 6-0 6-3; K NOVACEK (Cz Rep) bt D Orsanic (Arg) 6-3 4-6 6-1 6-4; O Delaitre (Fr) bt D Nargiso (It) 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2; S Pescosolido (It) bt D Flach (US) 6-4 6-3 6-4; P SAMPRAS (US) bt J Eagle (Aus) 6-4 6-0 7-6; J Hlasek (Swit) bt M Knowles (Baham) 7-5 4-6 6-3 6-4.

Women's singles, first round: H SUKOVA (Cz Rep) bt J Byrne (Aus) 6-7 7-6 6-2 S GRAF (Ger) bt K Po (US) 6-1 2-0 rtd; A HUBER (Ger) bt L Meskhi (Geor) 6-1 6-3; B Rittner (Ger) bt F Bonsignori (It) 6-0 6-0; C Kuhlman (US) bt K Kschwendt (Ger) 6-4 6-1; J Halard (Fr) bt K Guse (Aus) 6-0 6-2; G Helgeson (US) bt V Martinek (Ger) 6-3 6-2; A COETZEE (SA) bt P Begerow (Ger) 6-1 6-3; N Provis (Aus) bt C Wood (GB) 7-5 6-4; R Simpson-Alter (Can) bt N Pratt (Aus) 6-3 6-0; R Bobkova (Cz Rep) bt C Papadaki (Gr) 6-1 6-3; N Ercegovic (Croa) bt R White (US) 4-6 6-3 7-5; M Kochta (Ger) bt J Kruger (SA) 6-2 4-6 7-5; R Tedjakusuma (Indon) bt K Quentrec (Fr) 6-0 6-4; Z GARRISON-JACKSON (US) 7-5 6-3; E Zardo (Swit) bt K Studenikova (Slovak) 6-4 7-5; M Endo (Japan) bt D Monami (Bel) 6-4 6-3; L DAVENPORT (US) bt P Hy (Can) 3-6 6-2 7-5; S Testud (Fr) bt M Grossi (It) 6-1 6-3; Y Basuki (Indon) bt N TAUZIAT (Fr) 6-4 7-6; E Likhovtseva (Kaz) bt R de los Rios (Para) 6-2 6-2; C Singer (Ger) bt I Spirlea (Rom) 6-2 6-4; T Austin (US) bt E Reinach (SA) 6-1 7-5; C Rubin (US) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 6-4 6-0; H Kelesi (Can) bt S Farina (It) 6-1 6-1; Y Kamio (Japan) bt L McShea (Aus) 6-1 6-3; L Ferrando (It) bt J Watanabe (US) 6-4 6-3; T Whitlinger (US) bt M-J Gaidano (Arg) 6-3 6-2; C Cristea (Rom) bt J Limmer (Aus) 7-6 6-3; P Tarabini (Arg) bt A Gavaldon (US) 6-4 7-6; L Harvey-Wild (US) bt S Dopfer (Aus) 6-3 6-2; M MALEEVA-FRAGNIERE (Swit) bt L Golarsa (It) 6-0 6-3. Seeded players in capitals.

INDIAN SATELLITE CIRCUIT MASTERS (Chandigarh) Second round: T Henman (GB) bt I Kornienko (Rus) 7-5 6-2; G Natekar (Ind) bt A Richardson (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-2; S Nensel (Ger) bt B Cowan (GB) 7-5 7-5; R Rajpal (Ind) bt G Henderson (GB) 3-6 6-3 6-2.

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