Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US) 4,740pts; 2 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 3,317; 3 M Stich (Ger) 3,189; 4 S Bruguera (Sp) 2,727; 5 S Edberg (Swe) 2,697; 6 B Becker (Ger) 2,533; 7 M Chang (US) 2,466; 8 A Agassi (US) 2,417; 9 A Berasategui (Sp) 2,361; 10 T Martin (US) 2,312. GB: 98 J Bates 495; 101 M Petchey 476; 165 T Henman 281; 190 C Wilkinson 217; 248 R Matheson 145; 266 N Gould 132; 269 A Foster 130; 283 M Maclagan 118; 286 G Henderson 117; 313 D Sapsford 106.

WTA RANKINGS: 1 S Graf (Germany); 2 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 3 C Martinez (Sp) 4 J Novotna (Cz Rep); 5 M Navratilova (US); 6 M Pierce (Fr); 7 L Davenport (US); 8 K Date (Japan); 9 G Sabatini (Arg); 10 N Zvereva (Bela).

SWEDISH INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Stockholm) First round: M Woodforde (Aus) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-2, 6-2; A Volkov (Rus) bt H Skoff (Aut) 6-4 6-1; A Gaudenzi (It) bt J Izaga (Peru) 6-3 6-1; D Vacek (Cz Rep) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-3 6-7 6-1; N Kulti (Swe) bt C Pioline (Fr) 6-2 2-6 7-5; A Boetsch (Fr) bt K Braasch (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-2; R Reneberg (US) beat M Washington (US) 6-4 3-6 6-3; G Forget (Fr) bt A Krickstein (US) 6-7 6-4 6-2.

ESSEN GRAND PRIX First round: M Kochta (Ger) bt K Boogert (Neth) 3-6 6-4 7-6; E Makarova (Rus) bt S Frankl (Ger) 6-2 6-3; I Majoli (Croa) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-7 7-6 7-6.

LTA AUTUMN SATELLITE MASTERS (Basingstoke) Men's second round: R Wassen (Neth) bt L Milligan (GB) 6-4 6-2; A Richardson (GB) bt B Cowan (GB) 7-6 6-2; G Bastl (Swit) bt J Fox (GB) 7-6 6-0; G Henderson (GB) bt O Morel (Fr) 6-4 3-6 6-4; A Pretzsch (Ger) bt D Skoch (Cz Rep) 7-5 7-6; T Spinks (GB) bt C Schaffkes (Ger) 7-6 6-4.

VAUXHALL INDOOR TROPHY Women's Second round: Tennis World Middlesbrough 1 FIFS Hallamshire Sheffield 2; Lakenham Norwich 0 Boston 3; Batchwood St Albans 0 Park Langley Bromley 3; David Lloyd Finchley 0 Clearview Brentwood 3; Surrey Country Club 3 Sutton Junior 0; BBC 2 Puma Gosling 1; Queen's Club London 3 Chris Lane Working 0; Middlesex University 0 David Lloyd Eastbourne 3; West Hants Bournemouth 2 Royal Berkshire 1.

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