Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome) Third round: S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-1 6-2; B Becker (Ger) bt C Pioline (Fr) 6-3 6-4; J Courier (US) bt W Ferreira (SA) 6-7 6-4 6-4; P Sampras (US) bt A Chesnokov (Rus) 7-6 6-3; J Eltingh (Neth) bt S Pescosolido (lt) 4-6 7-5 6-4; A Gaudenzi (It) bt T Muster (Aut) 4-1 ret.

AMERICA'S RED CLAY MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Coral Springs, Fla) Second round: B Shelton (US) bt M Washington (US) 6-3 2-6 7-5; L Mattar (Bra) bt G Stafford (SA) 3-6 6-4 6-1; F Meligeni (Bra) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-2 6-2; F Davin (Arg) bt F Clavet (Sp) 7-6 1-6 6-3; M Stich (Ger) bt K Alami (Mor) 7-6 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 6-2 6-4; J Morgan (Aus) bt J Garat (Arg) 6-1 6-2; M Woodforde (Aus) bt J Arias (US) 6-3 6-4; J Palmer (US) bt M Ingaramo (Arg) 6-1 6-2.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) Third round: A Grossman (US) bt G Sabatini (Arg) 6-3 6-4; E Makarova (Rus) bt B Rittner (Ger) 6-2 6-1; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt T Ignatyeva (Bela) 4-6 6-1 6-2; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt S Hack (Ger) 6-4 6-2; J Halard (Fr) bt M Pierce (Fr) 6-2 6-4; A Huber (Ger) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 5-7 6-4 6-4.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Bracknell) Men's semi-finals: D Sapsford (GB) bt P Hand (GB) 6-3 6-1; C Beecher (GB) bt N Gould (GB) 6-3 6-7 6-4. Doubles final: B Cowan and A Richardson (GB) bt C Beecher and J Delgado (GB) 6-7 7-5 7-5. Women's semi-finals: N De Villiers (SA) bt M Saeki (Japan) 6-1 6-2; C Taylor (GB) bt J Ward (GB) 6-4 4-6 6-3.

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