Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melbourne) Men's singles, third round: A VOLKOV (Rus) bt H Holm (Swe) 7-5 2-6 4-6 6-3 6- 4; M Wilander (Swe) bt A Mronz (Ger) 4-6 5-7 6- 3 6-4 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-3 6-3 6-2; S EDBERG (Swe) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-2 6-1 6-1; T MARTIN (US) bt J Svensson (Swe) 6-1 5-7 6-2 6- 2; M Washington (US) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 4-6 7-6 6-3 6-3; L Jonsson (Swe) bt K NOVACEK (Cz Rep) 6-1 7-5 7-5; X Daufresne (Bel) bt P Rafter (Aus) 5-7 6-2 6-1 6-4. Fourth round: P SAMPRAS (US) bt I LENDL (US) 7-6 6-2 7-6; G IVANISEVIC (Croat) bt G Stafford (SA) 6-3 6-2 7-6; M GUSTAFSSON (Swe) bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 2-6 6- 3 6-1 6-1; J COURIER (US) bt W FERREIRA (SA) 6-3 6-4 6-2. Women's singles, third round: M MALEEVA-FRAGNIERE (Swit) bt R Tedjakusuma (Indon) 6-0 6-1; E Zardo (Swit) bt G Fernandez (US) 7-6 6-4; S Hack (Ger) bt B Reinstadler (Aut) 6-3 3-6 7-5; G SABATINI (Arg) bt L Ferrando (It) 6-2 6-1; J NOVOTNA (Cz Rep) bt J Taylor (Aus) 6- 4 6-2; M MALEEVA (Bul) bt E Likhovtseva (Kaz) 6-4 6-2; A SANCHEZ VICARIO (Sp) bt A Grossman (US) 6-2 6-3; M PIERCE (Fr) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 6-3 6-2. Fourth round: S GRAF (Ger) bt S Testud (Fr) 6-1 6-2; K DATE (Japan) bt G Helgeson (US) 7-5 6-1; C MARTINEZ (Sp) bt C Rubin (US) 7-6 6-3; L DAVENPORT (US) bt M-J FERNANDEZ (US) 6-2 6-7 6-2; SABATINI bt PIERCE 6-3 6-3; SANCHEZ VICARIO bt MALEEVA 4-6 6-1 6-3; MALEEVA-FRAGNIERE bt Hack 7-5 6- 7 7-5; NOVOTNA bt Zardo 6-2 7-5. Men's doubles, second round: J ELTINGH and P HAARHUIS (Neth) bt M Keil and K Jones (US) 7-6 6-2; A Kratzmann and M Kratzmann (Aus) bt J Siemerink (Neth) and D Vacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 7-5; S Lareau and D Nestor (Can) bt S CASAL and E SANCHEZ (Sp) 6-4 6-4. Third round: T WOODBRIDGE and M WOODFORDE (Aus) bt H J DAVIDS (Neth) and P NORVAL (SA) 6-3 6-2; K FLACH and R LEACH (US) bt P Kilderry and M Tebbutt (Aus) 7-5 6-7 8-6; Lareau and Nestor bt L Pimek (Bel) and G Van Emburgh (US) 7-5 6-3; ELTINGH and HAARHUIS bt S EDBERG (Swe) and P KORDA (Cz Rep) 5-7 7-6 6-2; T NIJSSEN (Neth) and C SUK (Cz Rep) bt D ADAMS (Aus) and A OLHOVSKIY (Rus) 3-6 6-2 6-4; B BLACK (Zim) and J STARK (US) bt E Ferreira and C Van Rensburg (SA) 6-4 7-6. Women's doubles, second round: M BOLLEGRAF (Neth) and D GRAHAM (US) bt S Graf (Ger) and P Tarabini (Arg) 7-6 6-2; L GOLARSA (It) and N MEDVEDEVA (Ukr) bt L Harvey-Wild and C Rubin (US) 6-4 7-5; J HETHERINGTON (Can) and S STAFFORD (US) bt C Barclay and K-A Guse (Aus) 6-0 4-6 6-4; C MARTINEZ (Sp) and L NEILAND (Lat) bt J Faull (Aus) and R White (US) 6-2 6-1; P FENDICK and M McGRATH (US) bt A Kijimuta and N Kijimuta (Japan) 6-2 6-4; N Arendt (US) and K Radford (Aus) bt K ADAMS and K RINALDI STUNKEL (US) 6-2 6-3; E REINACH (SA) and A STRNADOVA (Cz Rep) bt R Dragomir and I Spirlea (Rom) 6-1 6-0. Mixed doubles, first round: P HAARHUIS (Neth) and N MEDVEDEVA (Ukr) bt J Sanchez (Sp) and I Gorrochategui (Arg) 6-2 5-7 7-5; M WOODFORDE and R STUBBS (Aus) bt M Jensen (US) and A Huber (Ger) 6-2 7-5; S Melville and M McGrath (US) bt S Casal (Sp) and Z Garrison Jackson (US) 4-6 7-6 7-5. Second round: P HAARHUIS (Neth) and N MEDVEDEVA (Ukr) bt D Adams (Aus) and E Maniokova (Rus) 6-2 6-3; A OLHOVSKIY (Rus) and L NEILAND (Lat) bt G Connell (Can) and R White (US) 6-3 5-7 7-5; D Randall (US) and J Hetherington (Can) bt M Oosting (Neth) and A Grossman (US) 6-1 6-2.

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LTA 18 AND UNDER JUNIOR CIRCUIT (Telford) Boys' singles, semi-finals: M Ingham (Lancs) bt J Williams (Middx) 6-2 6-3; G Jones (Kent) bt C Bennett (Hereford and Worcester) 6-3 6-2. Final: Ingham bt Jones 6-7 6-3 6-3. Girls' singles, semi-finals: R Dunbar (Dorset) bt Z Mellis (Essex) 6-4 6-4; J Osman (Sussex) bt K Webster (Derbyshire) 6-3 6-4. Final: Osman bt Dunbar 6-1 6-4.

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