Sporting Digest: Tennis

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JAPAN OPEN (Tokyo) Men's singles, first round: H Holm (Swe) bt R Tsujino (Japan) 4-6 6-1 6-2; J Bjorkman (Swe) bt T Mori (Japan) 6-1 6-3; G Rusedski (Can) bt N Borwick (Aus) 7-5 6-1; C Adams (US) bt C Caratti (It) 4-6 6-3 6-4; D Vacek (Cz Rep) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-4 6-4; R Weiss (US) bt M Ruah (Ven) 6-4 6-1; J Tarango (US) bt J Bates (GB) 6-1 5-7 6-3; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-4 6-4; K Carlsen (Den) bt Kim Bong-soo (S Kor) 6-1 5-7 6-1; P McEnroe (US) bt O Camporese (It) 7-6 6-2; L Gloria (US) bt J Morgan (Aus) 3-6 7-6 6-4; G Raoux (Fr) bt K Masuda (Japan) 6-4 6-2; T Henman (GB) bt K Jones (US) 6-2 6-3; D Cahill (Aus) b J Frana (Arg) 6-2 6-0; T Hogstedt (Swe) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 4-6 6-4 6-4. Women's singles, first round: F Labat (Arg) bt M Miyauchi (Japan) 2-6 6-1 6-4; Wang Shi-Ting (Tai) bt B Paulus (Aut) 7-6 7-5; L Niemantsverdriet (Neth) bt Y Basuki (Indon) 7-6 6-3; N Miyagi (Japan) bt Li Fang (Ch) 7-5 4-6 6-3; S Appelmans (Bel) bt N Baudone (It) 6-2 6-4; L Harvey-Wild (US) bt M Endo (Japan) 6-4 3-6 6- 0; M Werdel (US) bt M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) 4-6 6- 1 6-2; T Whitlinger-Jones (US) bt Y Kamio (Japan) 6-4 6-0; A Frazier (US) bt E Sviglerova (Cz Rep) 6-4 3-6 7-5.

SPANISH OPEN (Barcelona) Men's singles, first round: M Filippini (Uru) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6-4 6-4; R Agenor (Haiti) bt R Fromberg (Aut) 6- 3 7-5; J P Fleurian (Fr) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 4-6 6-4 6-1; F Davin (Arg) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-4 6-4; A Corretja (Sp) bt S Dosedel (Cz Rep) 6-1 6-4; A Berasategui (Sp) bt D Nargiso (It) 6-4 6-4; T Carbonell (Sp) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 3-6 6-3 7-6; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt M Meneschincheri (It) 6-2 7-6; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt G Markus (Arg) 6-3 6-2; G Schaller (Aut) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-2 6-4; N Utgren (Swe) bt T Nijssen (Neth) 7-5 6-1; F Roig (Sp) bt J Svensson (Swe) 6-3 6-2; B Karbacher (Ger) bt R Furlan (It) 7-6 6-1; K Braasch (Ger) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 6-3 6-3; F Clavet (Sp) bt F Meligeni (Bra) 6-4 6-1; Y El Aynaoui (Mor) bt T Zdrazila (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-3.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Amelia Island, Fla) Singles, first round: S Hack (Ger) bt K Boogert (Neth) 7-5 6-2; I Spirlea (Rom) bt S Dopfer (Aut) 7-5 6-0; D Begerow (Ger) bt L Neiland (Lat) 7-6 7-5; L Courtois (Bel) bt J M Gaidano (Arg) 6-2

6-3; K Kroupova (Cz Rep) bt C Singer (Ger) 6-4 6-2; K Rinaldi (US) bt B Rittner (Ger) 2-6 6-0 6-3; J Husarova (Slovak) bt B Fulco (Arg) 6-2 6-4; R Dragomir (Rom) bt S Farina (It) 6-4 6-2; P Suarez (Arg) bt L Raymond (US) 6-4 6-2; V Martinek (Cz Rep) bt A Gavaldon (Mex) 6-1 6-1.

ATP TOUR Leading rankings: 1 P Sampras (US) 5,022pts; 2 M Stich (Ger) 3,094; 3 S Edberg (Swe) 3,070; 4 S Bruguera (Sp) 2,791; 5 J Courier (US) 2,776.

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