Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ITALIAN MEN'S OPEN (Rome) Second round: J Courier (US) bt A Costa (Sp) 6-3 6-4; K Alami (Mor) bt A Volkov (Rus) 6-4 6-4; T Muster (Aut) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 4-6 7-5

7-5; S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt P Cane (It) 7-6 6-3; B Becker (Ger) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-2 6-2; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 6-2

6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt D Nargiso (It) 2-6 6-3 6-1; C Pioline (Fr) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 4-6 6-1 7-5; W Ferreira (SA) bt H Leconte (Fr) 6-2 6-7 6-1; P Sampras (US) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-3 3-6 6-3; R Krajicek (Neth) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-4 7-5; A Gaudenzi (It) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-4 6-3; J Eltingh (Neth) bt M Chang (US) 6-3 7-6; S Pescosolido (It) bt A Agassi (US) 6-3 1-6 6-3; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt R Furlan (It) 6-4 4-6 6-2; M Stich (Ger) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 2-6 7-6 7-5.

GERMAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Berlin) Second round: G Sabatini (Arg) bt K Po (US) 6-4 6-0; A Huber (Ger) bt P Rittner (Aut) 6-2 6-3; S Hack (Ger) bt P Hy (Can) 6-2 6-0; B Rittner (Ger) bt E Wagner (Ger) 7-5 6-3; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt N Zvereva (Bela) 7-6 ret; A Grossmann (US) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 3-6 6-2 6-3; B Schultz (Neth) bt L Garrone (It) 6-2 7-6; J Halard (Fr) bt A Galvadon (Mex) 6-4 7-6; S Farina (It) bt T Ignatieva (Bela) 6-3 6-2; K Maleeva (Bul) bt W Probst (Ger) 7-6 7-5. Third round: S Graf (Ger) bt G Helgeson (US) 6-2 6-2.

AMERICA'S RED CLAY MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Coral Springs, Fla) First round: J Palmer (US) bt T Martin (US) 6-7 6-4 6-4; I Lendl (US) bt R Weiss (US) 6-2 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt J Oncins (Bra) 3-6 6-4 6-4. Second round: F Meligeni (Bra) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-2 6-3; L Mattar (Bra) bt G Stafford (SA) 3-6 6-4 6-1.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Bracknell) Men: Quarter-finals: P Hand (GB) bt G Vanderveeren (Bel) 6-3 6-3; C Beecher (GB) bt L Manta (Swit) 6-3 6-0; D Sapsford (GB) bt B Cowan (GB) 1-6 6-2 6-4; N Gould (GB) bt G Carraz (Fr) 6-2 4-6 6-2. Women: Quarter-finals: M Saeki (Japan) bt K Nugent (GB) 7-6 6-2; J Ward (GB) bt R Mawdsley (Aus) 6-1 2-6 6-4; C Taylor (GB) bt J Bhaguandas (GB) 6-2 6-2; N De Villiers (SA) bt I Kurta (US) 6-0 6-1.

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