Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sydney) Men's singles first round: B Black (Zim) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 6-4; W Masur (Aus) bt B Ellwood (Aus) 6-4 6-2; B Becker (Ger) bt S Stolle (Aus) 4-6 6-2 6-4; P Rafter (Aus) bt L Gloria (US) 7-6 7-5; A Krickstein (US) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 4-6 6-2 6-3; J Tarango (US) bt G Connell (Can) 6-4 6-1; R Reneberg (US) bt G Ivanisevic (Croa) 7-6 6-3.

TOULOUSE INDOOR MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: A Chesnokov (Rus) bt K Braasch (Ger) 6-4 3-6 6-2; M Larson (Swe) bt M Goellner (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-0; J Palmer (US) bt A Volkov (Rus) 3-6 6-4, 6-3; J Bates (GB) bt G Raoux (Fr) 7-5 6-1; C Pioline (Fr) bt J Apell (Swe) 1-6 6-1 6-2; A Boetsch (Fr) bt M Zoecke (Ger) 6-3 6-4.

ATHENS ATP TOURNAMENT First round: O Martinez (Sp) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-4 6-2; G Markus (Arg) bt G Blanco (Sp) 6-4 6-7 6-4; O Gross (Ger) bt J Diaz (Sp) 6-1 6-0; A Berasategui (Sp) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-4 6-4; V Spadea (Sp) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-3 6-4; J Arrese (Sp) bt F De Wulf (Bel) 6-3 6-2; C Arriens (Ger) bt S Peppas (Gr) 7-5 4-6 6-1; D Orsanic (Arg) bt K Alami (Mor) 6-1 7-6; A Corretja (Sp) bt S Noszaly (Hun) 7-6 6-3.

VIDAL SASSOON IRISH OPEN (Dublin) First round: C-U Steeb (Ger) bt C Vinck (Ger) 6-2 6-4; A Thoms (Ger) bt D Dier (Ger) 6-2 7-6; C Caratti (It) bt R Collins (Irl) 6-3 6-3; S Simian (Fr) bt E Ferreira (SA) 6-4 6-4; H Jan-Davids (Neth) bt A Radulescu (Ger) 2-6 6-2 6-3; J Winnink (Neth) bt B Barber (US) 6-3 6-2; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt J Van Herck (Bel) 6-3 4-6 6-1; C Saceanu (Ger) bt O Casey (Irl) 6-4 6-2.

EUROPEAN INDOOR WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Zurich) First round: Z Garrison Jackson (US) bt K Habsudova (Cz Rep) 7-6 2-6 6-2; L Raymond (US) bt K Boogert (Neth) 6-4 3-6 7-6; N Zvereva (Bela) bt N Medvedeva (Ukr) 6-3 7-6; M Navratilova (US) bt A Grossman (US) 7-5 4-6 6-1; M Hingis (Swit) bt P Fendick (US) 6-4 6-3.

LTA AUTUMN SATELLITE (Nottingham) Men's singles first round: J Davidson (GB) bt S Rhode (Ger) 7-6 ret; R Wassen (Neth) bt A Richardson (GB) 6-4 6-3; A Prestzsch (Ger) bt P Martin (GB) 6-4 6-2; C Schaffkes (Ger) bt D Ristic (Fr) 7-5 6-0; M MacLagan (GB) bt J Delgado (GB) 6-3 6-4; L Milligan (GB) bt B Curry (SA) 6-2 3-6 6-3, P Hand (GB) bt H Capell (Ger) 7-6 6-4, P Pala (Cz Rep) bt T Spinks (GB) 3-6 6-3 7-6; N Gould (GB) bt J Fox (GB) 7-6 6-4; G Henderson (GB) bt D Draper (GB) 6-4 6-4; N Weal (GB) bt G Steenkamp (SA) 6-0 6-2; B Cowan (GB) bt L Kirschner (Ger) 3-6 6-2 6-1; D Sanders (GB) bt G Saffery (GB) 7-5 6-4; D Skoch (Cz Rep) bt G Bastl (Swit) 6-2 6-2.

Women's singles first round: K Ptasek (Den) bt A Bittighoffer (Fr) 6-3 6-3; I Tasech (Fr) bt S Tse (GB) 6-3 6-2; J Ward (GB) bt E Nortje (Nam) 6-1 6-1; K Roubanova (GB) bt M Mair (GB) 6-1 6-3, L Ahl (GB) bt C Grunes (Ger) 6-0 6-1; S Olsen (Den) bt C Hunt (GB) 6-2 6-2; J Dawson (GB) bt H Richardson (GB) 6-4 6-4; F Lishman (GB) bt S Georges (Fr) 6-3 6-2.

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