Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melbourne) Men's singles first round: T Enqvist (Swe) bt P KORDA (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-4 7-6; W FERREIRA (SA) bt F Meligeni (Bra) 6-4 6-3 7-6; D Vacek (Cz Rep) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-3 1-1 (ret); A Gaudenzi (It) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-4 6-2 6-0; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt S Bryan (US) 4-5 (ret); A VOLKOV (Rus) bt W Masur (Aus) 6-4 6- 4 6-2; B Steven (NZ) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-2 5- 2 ret; N Kulti (Swe) bt J-P Fleurian (Fr) 6-4 6-2 7-5; D Rikl (Cz Rep) bt M Larsson (Swe) 1-6 7-6 6-3 6-0; X Daufresne (Bel) bt T Johansson (Swe) 6-7 6-2 7-5 6-3; S EDBERG (Swe) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-3 6-0 6-3; J Palmer (US) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 6-7 4-6 6-1 6-1 8-6; J Morgan (Aus) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 6-3 6-7 7-6 4-6 6-4; M GUSTAFSSON (Swe) bt R Smith (Baham) 3-6 7-5 6-2 2-6 6-2; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4; S Stolle (Aus) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-3 3-6 7-5 3-6 6-2; T MARTIN (US) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-3 7-6 6-2; P Rafter (Aus) bt P Wekesa (Ken) 6-1 3-6 6-1 6-2; Y El Aynaoui (Mor) bt N Borwick (Aus) 6-1 6-2 ret; H Holm (Swe) bt H Dreekmann (Ger) 7-5 6-4 6-4; L Jonsson (Swe) bt B Black (Zim) 6-3 7-5 6-4; M Washington (US) bt M STICH (Ger) 7-6 6-3 3-6 6-2; J Eltingh (Neth) bt C Garner (US) 6-4 6- 4 6-4; A Mronz (Ger) bt P Kilderry (Aus) 6-1 6-2 6-4; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt J Sullivan (US) 6-7 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-3; T MUSTER (Aut) bt R Weiss (US) 6-3 6-3 6-3; A Boetsch (Fr) bt R Blake (US) 6-2 6-4 6-0; J Siemerink (Neth) bt M Zoke (Ger) 6-3 7-6 4-6 6-3; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-1 2-6 6-1 7-5; J Bjorkman (Swe) bt K Thorne (US) 3-6 6-4 6-7 7-5 6-2; R Fromberg (Aus) bt P McEnroe (US) 1-6 7-6 6-3 6-4. Women's singles first round: K Boogert (Neth) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 6-3 6-3; E Makarova (Rus) bt S Wasserman (Bel) 6-4 6-3; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt K Godridge (Aus) 6-4 6-3; A SANCHEZ VICARIO (Sp) bt K Habsudova (Slovak) 6-1 6-3; P Fendick (US) bt T Krizan (Sloven) 6-4 6-4; A Frazier (US) bt L Smylie (Aus) 6-1 2-6 6-2; K DATE (Japan) bt K Rinaldi Stunkel (US) 6-1 6-1; W Probst (Ger) bt P Langrova (Cz Rep) 7-6 5-7 6-4; Wang Shi-ting (Ch) bt A Keller (US) 6-4 6-0; C MARTINEZ (Sp) bt N Zvereva (Bela) 5-7 6-4 6-3; J NOVOTNA (Cz Rep) bt Fang Li (China) 6-1 6-3; M J FERNANDEZ (US) bt E Hakani (US) 6-4 6-3; M McGrath (US) bt L Neiland (Lat) 3-6 6-4 6-4; D Graham (US) bt R Stubbs (Aus) 3-6 7-5 6-0; R McQuillan (Aus) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-1 6-3; P Shriver (US) bt L Courtois (Bel) 2-6 6-1 6-4; L Raymond (US) bt M Oremans (Neth) 6-2 2-6 6- 4; K Radford (Aus) bt J Husarova (Slovak) 3-6 7-6 7-5; G SABATINI (Arg) bt S Rottier (Neth) 7-6 6-3 N Sawamatsu (Jap) bt M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) 6-4 6-1; J Taylor (Aus) bt C Vis (Neth) 6-2 6-7 6-4; B Reinstadler (Aus) bt S Stafford (US) 6-2 6-4; N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt N Muns-Jagerman (Neth) 7-5 6-2; G Fernandez (US) bt N Kijimuta (Japan) 6-1 6-4; F Labat (Arg) bt V Ruano-Pascual (Sp) 6-3 6-1; A Smashnova (Isr) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 6-2 6-0; T Ignatieva (Bela) bt M Mroz (Pol) 6-1 6-2; M PIERCE (Fr) bt N Baudone (It) 6-2 6-1.

Seeds in capitals.

INDIAN SATELLITE CIRCUIT MASTERS (Chandigarh) Quarter-final: T Henman (GB) bt G Natekar (Ind) 6-4 0-6 7-5.

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