Sporting Digest: Tennis

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FEDERATION CUP (Frankfurt) Second round: Germany bt Slovakia 2-1 (Germany first: S Hack bt R Zrubakova 6-2 4-6 6-3; A Huber bt K Habsudova 7-6 7-5; B Rittner and C Singer lost to K Studenikova and J Husarova 4-6 3-6); France bt Italy 3-0 (France first: J Halard bt S Farina 2-6 6-4 6-2; M Pierce bt S Cecchini 6-0 6-3; N Tauziat and J Halard bt R Grande and M Grossi 6-4 6-1); Japan bt Sweden 3-0 (Japan first: N Sawamatsu bt M Strandlund 6-4 6-3; K Date bt A Carlsson 6-2 7-5 K Date and N Miyagi bt M Strandlund and M Lindstrom 6-7 6-1 6-2); South Africa bt Netherlands 2-1 (South Africa first: E Reinach lost to M Oremans 6-4 7-5; J Kruger bt B Schultz 4-6 0-6; M De Swardt and E Reinach bt M Oremans and K Boogert 2-6 5-7).

DC MEN'S CLASSIC (Washington) First round: O Gross (US) bt A Mronz (Ger) 6-3 4-6 6-4; E Ferreira (SA) bt G Stafford (SA) 6-4 3-6 6-1; B Black (Zim) bt M Hadad (Col) 6-1 6-2; G Pozzi (It) bt M Petchey (GB) 1-6 6-0 6-3; H Holm (Swe) bt N Perreira (Urug) 6-3 6-4; M Washington (US) bt R Jabali (Br) 6-7 6-2 6-3; C Adams (US) bt J Grabb (US) 7-6 2-6 6-4; B Steven (NZ) bt J Tarango (US) 6-3 5-1 retired; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt J Bates (GB) 6-7 6-4 7-6; K Carlsen (Den) bt S Simian (Fr) 7-5 6-2. Second round: A Agassi (US) bt M Ruah (Ven 6-2 7-5; B Black (Zim) bt W Ferreira (S Africa) 6-7 6-4 6-1; D Wheaton (US) bt Washington 6-4 4-6 6-3; J Stark (US) bt B Barber (US) 4-6 6-2 6-2; H Holm (Swe) bt K Carlsen (Den) 6-3 6-3.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Stuttgart) First round: M Goellner (Ger) bt T Nijssen (Neth) 4-6 7-5

6-3; E Sanchez (Sp) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-7 7-5 6-1; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-1 3-6 6-4. Second round: M Stich (Ger) bt C Arriens (Ger) 6-2 2-6 6-2; S Noszaly (Hun) bt M Larsson (Swe) 6-1 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt J A Viloca (Sp) 6-3 6-2; F Davin (Arg) bt R Furlan (It) 6-4 6-4; B Karbacher (Ger) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 7-6 6-2; L Jonsson (Swe) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-3 6-4; H Skoff (Aut) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 3-6 6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt J-P Fleurian (Fr) 6-3 6-1; R Fromberg (Aus) bt A Costa (Sp) 4-6 7-6 7-6; A Gaudenzi (It) bt L Lobo (Arg) 6-2 retired; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-3 6-2; A Berasategui (Sp) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 2-6 6-3 7-5; Y El Aynaoui (Mor) bt S Dosedel (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-3.

PATHMARK WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Mahwah, NJ) First round: A Creek (US) bt T O'Reilly (US) 6-0 6-3, S Rottier (Neth) bt A Khalatian (US) 6-3 6-3; A Sugiyama (Japan) bt K Phebus (US) 4-6 6-3 6-0; N Provis (Aus) bt L Glitz 6-3 6-1; L Raymond (US) bt S Collins (US) 6-2 6-0; M Kochta (Ger) bt J Emmons (US) 4-6 6-3 6-1; P Fendick (US) bt A Lettiere (US) 7-5 6-2; M Maleeva- Fragniere (Swit) bt T Austin (US) 6-4 2-0 retired; P Shriver (US) bt J Craybas (US) 6-1 6-1.

WOMEN'S LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Ilkley) Second round: M Mair (GB) bt Z Mellis (w/o); C Hunt (GB) bt K Warne-Holland (GB) 0-6 6-4 6-3; L Serna (Sp) bt J Hodder (Aus) 6-2 6-3; K Hand (GB) bt J McMahon (GB) 6-3 7-6; K Sharpe (Aus) bt L Pleming (Aus) 6-2 6-3; L Varmuzova (San Marino) bt N Dechy (Fr) 6-3 4-6 7-6; M Lamarre (Fr) bt T Ivanisevic (Swit) 6-4 6-3; S Siddall (GB) bt G Toschi (It) 6-1 6-3.

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