Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP WORLD RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US) 5,258pts; 2 M Stich (Ger) 3,048; 3 S Edberg (Swe) 2,805; 4 S Bruguera (Sp) 2,703; 5 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 2,684; 6 A Medvedev (Ukr) 2,564; 7 J Courier (US) 2,443; 8 M Chang (US) 2,437; 9 T Martin (US) 2,223; 10 B Becker (Ger) 2,195. GB: 94 J Bates 414; 105 M Petchey 361; 144 C Wilkinson 212; 161 T Henman 229; 176 C Bailey 183; 214 A Foster 142; 301 N Gould 102; 313 B Cowan 96; 315 M Maclagan 84; 323 D Sapsford 88.

STELLA ARTOIS MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Queen's Club, London) Singles first round: J Hlasek (Swit) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 6-2 6-3; C Bailey (GB) bt D Flach (US) 6-3 6-4; P Rafter (Aus) bt J Altur (Sp) 7-6 6-4; D Prinosil (Ger) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-2 6-2; B Larkham (Aus) bt P McEnroe (US) 7-5 6-1; M Washington (US) bt M Ondruska (SA) 7-6 6-0; D Nestor (Can) bt R Reneberg (US) 6-3 7-5; J Bates (GB) bt G Raoux (Fr) 7-5 6-3; G Rusedski (Can) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 7-6 6-2.

DFS WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Edgbaston) First round: L Golarsa (It) bt C Taylor (GB) 6-1 6-4; L Schaerer (Par) bt N Feber (Bel) 6-0 3-6 7-5; M Oremans (Neth) bt M Miyauchi (Japan) 6-2 7-6; R McQuillan (Aus) bt D Van Rensburg (SA) 6-2

6-1; C Singer (Ger) bt E Brioukhovats (Ukr) 6-4 3-6 6-1; J Watt Anabe (US) bt R Stubbs (Aus) 7-5 6-1; J Kruger (SA) bt M Javer (GB) 6-3 6-1; K Godridge (Aus) bt E Del Lone (US) 6-2 6-4; E Reinach (SA) bt J Durie (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-3; E Smylie (Aus) bt K Adams (US) 6-4 6-4; N Arendt (US) bt M Bollegraf (Neth) 6-2 7-5; A Henricksson (US) bt S-H Park (S Kor) 6-4 5-7 7-5; K Radford (Aus) bt N Dahlman (Fin) 6-1 6-1; T Krizan (Slovak) bt K Quentrec (Fr) 2-6 6-1 6-1.

ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Florence) First round: M Goellner (Ger) bt F Davin (Arg) 7-5 6- 3; J Tarango (US) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-2 6-2; F Clavet (Sp) bt G Solves (Fr) 7-6 7-5; M Filippini (Urug) bt J Arrese (Sp) 6-1 6-1; R Agenor (Haiti) bt D Musa (It) 3-6 7-6 6-4.

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