Sporting Digest: Tennis

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JAPANESE OPEN (Tokyo) Men's third round: B Gilbert (US) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-7. Men's quarter-finals: P Sampras (US) bt P Rafter (Aus) 6-1 5-7 6-1; M Chang (US) bt D Wheaton (US) 7-6 6-3 6-3; B Becker (Ger) bt Gilbert 6-3 6-0; H Holm (Swe) bt I Lendl (US) 5-7 6-1 6-2. Women's semi-final: A Frazier (US) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 7-5 6-2.

SPANISH MEN'S OPEN (Barcelona) Quarter-finals: C Costa (Sp) bt T Carbonell (Sp)

6-1 6-3; R Krajicek (Neth) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 7-5 6-3; R Agenor (Hai) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 7-6 6-3; A Corretja (Sp) bt J Arrese (Sp) 4-6 6-4 6-3.

BAUSCH AND LOMB WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Amelia Island, Fla) Third round: C Martinez (Sp) bt L Meskhi (Geor) 6-2 6-3; G Sabatini (Arg) bt A Coetzer (SA) 4-6 6-0 6-1; M Pierce (Fr) bt A Carlsson (Swe) 6-2 4-6 6-2; S Hack (Ger) bt M Maleeva (Bul) 7-6 6-4; C Rubin (US) bt P Langrova (Cz Rep) 4-6 6-0 6-0. Quarter-finals: M Navratilova (US) bt Rubin 6-3 6-2; L Davenport (US) bt Martinez 4-6 6-4 7-6; Sabatini bt Pierce 6-4 6-3.

REEBOK JUNIOR GRAND PRIX (Sheen, Surrey): Boys' Under-16 semi-finals: M Turland (Surrey) bt D Woolley (Surrey) 6-3 6-4; D Gorman (Surrey) bt J Stewart (Middlesex) 6-2 6-4. Girls' Under-16 semi-finals: D Gilbert (Surrey) bt D Mills (Surrey) 1-6 6-3 7-5; N Weaver (Surrey) bt J Morgan (Surrey) 6-4 6-7 6-4.

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