Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HAMBURG ATP OPEN Singles, first round: J Apell (Swe) bt H de la Pena (Arg) 3-6 7-6 6-3; E Sanchez (Sp) bt A Krickstein (US) 1-6 7-5 6-4; B Karbacher (Ger) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 7-6 6-4; A Corretja (Sp) bt H Dreekmann (Ger) 6-2 4-6 6-2; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-0 6-2; J Eltingh (Neth) bt T Theine (Ger) 6-3 7-5; H Leconte (Fr) bt M Gollner (Ger) 6-3 6-3; J Yzaga (Peru) bt N Kulti (Swe) 2-6 6-2 7-6; C Costa (Sp) bt T Champion (Fr) 6-4 7-6; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt G Schaller (Aut) 6-7 6-4 7-5. Second round: K Braasch (Ger) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-4 6-0; M Gustafsson bt M Naewie (Gery) 6-0 6-1; R Krajicek (Neth) bt R Furlan (It) 6-3 7-6.

USTA CLAY COURT CLASSIC (Pinehurst, N Carolina) Singles, first round: R Reneberg (US) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-3 6-3; V Spadea (US) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-0 6-2; F Davin (Arg) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-4 6-1; F Clavet (Sp) bt G Etlis (Arg) 6-3 6-4; J Palmer (US) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 7-6 6-3; M Washington (US) bt D Flach (US) 6-3 6-3.

ITALIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Rome) Singles, first round: P Tarabini (Arg) bt L Ferrando (It) 1-6 6-4 7-6; L Golarsa (It) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-4 6-2; K Habsudova (Slovak) bt K Kroupova (Cz Rep) 5-7 6-1 6-0; I Spirlea (Rom) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-3 6-0; S Cacic (US) bt D Monami (Bel) 6-1 6-2; B Schultz (Neth) bt S Farina (It) 6-4 6-4; A Temesvari (Hung) bt J Husarova (Slovak) 6-4 6-2; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt N Avila (Sp) 7-5 6-4; A Serra-Zanetti (It) bt S Dopfer (Aut) 6-2 6-2; Sandra Cecchini (Italy) beat Gigi Fernandez (US) 6-0 6-1. Second round: R Zrubakova (Slovak) bt A Coetzer (SA) 6-0 7-5; M Navratilova (US) bt L Richterova (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-1; M Pierce (Fr) bt B Mulej (Sloven) 6-2 6-2; N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt K Boogert (Neth) 4-6 6-3 6-4; N Tauziat (Fr) bt E Savoldi (It) 6-1 6-2.

ATP CHALLENGER MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Manila; GB result) Singles, first round: T Henman (GB) bt D Nainkin (SA) 6-4 6-1.

LTA SPRING SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Lee-on- Solent) Women's singles, first round (GB unless stated): A Ellwood (Aus) bt M Saeki (Japan) 6-3 6-4; C Ampuero (Sp) bt S Tse 1-6 6-3 6-3; S Gomperts (Neth) bt J Ward 6-3 6-3; R Mawdsley (Aus) bt L McShea (Aus) 3-6 6-4 6-3; L Woodroffe bt M Hughes 2-6 7-5 6-2; K Cross bt M Lincoln (Fin) 6-4 6-1; A Sciarpelletti (It) bt F Lishman (GB) 6-4 6-1; A Woolcock (Aus) bt L Austin (GB) 6-4 6-2; K Bakalarova (Cz Rep) bt K van der Merwe (SA) 6-2 6-0; C Zachariadou (Ger) bt Z Mellis (GB) 7-5 6-2; M Vorzi (It) bt M Beadman (Aus) 7-5 6-2; C Herbert (GB) bt R Dunbar (GB) 5-7 6-1 6-3; M Mair (GB) bt A Kostecki (Den) 6-4 6-4.

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