Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MANCHESTER MEN'S OPEN (Didsbury) Singles first round: A O'Brien (US) bt T Henman (GB) 1-6 6-4 6-0; K Carlsen (Den) bt T Kronemann (US) 6-4 6-2; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt G Stafford (SA) 6-3 6-3; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 7-6 6-2; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 7-6 0-6 6-2; J Eltingh (Neth) bt B Black (Zim) 7-6 6-2; W Ferreira (SA) bt J Frana (Arg) 6-3 6-4.

HALLE MEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles first round: M Stich (Ger) bt N Pereira (Ven) 6-3 6-4; C Pioline (Fr) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-4 6-0; J Hlasek (Swit) bt C Vinck (Ger) 6-4 6-2; J Courier (US) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-4 6-4.

OTV-RAIFEISEN MEN'S TOURNAMENT (St Polten, Aut) Singles first round: F Clavet (Sp) bt M Hipfl (Aut) 6-0 6-4; K Kucera (Slovak) bt J Sanchez (Sp) 6-2 6-3; Y El Aynaoui (Mor) bt J Tarango (US) 7-6 6-4; W Schranz (Aut) bt T Nydahl (Swe) 2-6 6-3 6-3; D Pescariu (Rom) bt G Schaller (Aut) 6-2 6-1; H de la Pena (Arg) bt J P Fleurian (Fr) 3-6 6-1 6-2; F Roig (Sp) bt C Ruud (Nor) 7-6 6-4; J Burillo (Sp) bt A Costa (Sp) 6-4 6-4.

VOLKSWAGEN CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Eastbourne) Singles first round: G Fernandez (US) bt B Schultz (Neth) 6-2 6-0; C Taylor (GB) bt S Stafford (US) 6-3 4-6 6-2; P Fendick (US) bt J Durie (GB) 6-2 6-1; C Singer (Ger) bt I Spirlea (Rom) 6-7 6-4 6-3; M Endo (Japan) bt E Likhovtseva (Kaz) 6-3 6-4; M Werdel (US) bt C Rubin (US) 0-6 7-5 7-5; D Jones (Aus) bt A Frazier (US) 6-3 6-3; L Harvey-Wild (US) bt A Carlsson (Swe) 6-3 6-0; K Radford (Aus) bt T Austin (US) 6-3 6-4; E Brioukhovets (Ukr) bt C Wood (GB) 6-2 6-4; J Pullin (GB) bt C Vis (Neth) 6-3 2-6 6-3; S Farina (It) bt S Siddall (GB) 6-2 6-0; M McGrath (US) bt D Randriantefy (Mad) 6-3 6-4; J Kruger (SA) bt J Richardson (NZ); 6-7 6-2 6-1; C Kuhlman (SA) bt P Shriver (US) 6-4 3-6 6-4; N Arendt (US) bt K Po (US) 6-1 6-1; L Raymond (US) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-3 7-5; Y Basuki (Indon) bt L Neiland (Lat) 7-5 6-3; E Reinach (SA) bt N Medvedeva (Ukr) 5-2 ret; L Golarsa (It) bt C Benjamin (US) 6-1 7-6; M Bollegraf (Neth) bt I Driehuis (Neth) 3-6 7-5 6-2; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt P Hy (Can) 6-3 6-3; M Oremans (Neth) bt G Helgeson (US) 6-4 3-6 6-1.

WIMBLEDON QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT (Roehampton) Men's singles first round: L Gloria (US) bt F Cousin (Fr) 6-3 6-4; S Lareau (Can) bt S Huet (Fr) 6-4 6-2; C Beecher (GB) bt S Pacheco (Sp) 6-3 6-3; M Barnard (SA) bt P Hand (GB) 4-6 7-6 6-3; J Winnink (Neth) bt D Poliakov (Rus) 6-2 3-6 6-1; B Barber (US) bt J Krocsko (Cz Rep) 6-4 4-6 6-2; J F Altur (Sp) bt R Smith (Bah) 7-6 5-7 6-4; T N Ijssen (Neth) bt A Beust (Fr) 6-2 6-2; G Saffery (GB) bt G Lopez-Sabero (Sp) 6-2 7-6; D Marcelino (Bra) bt E Alvarez (Por) 6-3 6-2; P Lundgren (Swe) bt W Arthurs (Aus) 6-3 7-5; G Doyle (Aus) bt D Engel (Swe) 6-4 7-5; M Knowles (Bah) bt S Ladipo (Nigeria) 7-6 6-4; B Shelton (US) bt D Randall (US) 6-1 6-2; M Wyeth (GB) bt B Larkham (Aus) 6-4 3-6 11-9; G Connell (Can) bt J Eagle (Aus) 6-2 6-2; M Christiensen (Den) bt B Gyetko (Can) 7-5 7-6; A Voinea (Sp) bt J Delgado (GB) 6-2 6-2; A Chang (Can) bt D Hall (USA) 7-5 ret; T Nelson (US) bt D Nestor (Can) 6-2 6-7 6-4; E Ferreira (SA) bt S Gomez-Barrio (Sp) 6-3 6-2; P Tramacchi (Aus) bt T El Sawy (Eg) 7-5 7-6; L Paes (Ind) bt A Hombrecher (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4; K Ullyett (SA) bt I Martinez (Mex) 4-6 6-1 6-4; F Montana (US) bt N Lapentti (Ecu) 7-6 6-4; J Cantor (US) bt D Morii (Japan) 6-3 6-2; L Rehmann (Ger) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 6-4 6-1; M Philippoussis (Aus) bt P Kilderry (Aus) 3-6 6-3 6-4; A Lopez-Moron (Sp) bt S Stolle (Aus) 1-6 6-4 10-8; B MacPhie (US) bt Y Doumbia (Sen) 6-2 7-6; J Fitzgerald (Aus) bt M Joyce (US) 2-6 6-3 6-2; R Rangel (Mex) bt M Roberts (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4; D Nainkin (SA) bt M Stadling (Swe) 6-3 6-4; T Kempers (Neth) bt L Milligan (GB) 7-5 6-1; C Saceanu (Ger) bt K Kinnear (US) 6-1 7-6; K Evans (US) bt P Escribano (Arg) 3-6 6-4 6-0; A Richardson (GB) bt A Reichel (US) 6-4 3-6 6-4; B Scholz (Ger) bt B Lemercier (Fr) 6-4 6-2; V Spadea (US) bt L Bale (SA) 6-4 6-3; L Barthez (Fr) bt M Sinner (Ger) 7-5 7-5; S Youl (Aus) bt B Devening (US) 6-7 7-6 6-3; A Alarcon (Ecu) bt S Sansoni (Fr) 7-5 7-6. Women's singles first round: C Wegink (Neth) bt K Buche (Aut) 4-6 6-2 6-2; M Miyauchi (Japan) bt A Smith (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-3; T Krizan (Slovak) bt A Ellwood (Aus) 6-1 6-4; P Rajzlova (Cz Rep) bt M Maruska (Aut) 6-2 4-3 ret; N Feber (Bel) bt N Pratt (Aus) 6-0 6-4; M De Swardt (SA) bt N Dahlman (Fin) 7-5 7-6; K Adams (US) bt R Grande (It) 6-3 6-4; N Kijimuta (Japan) bt F Fortuni (It) 6-2 6-3; R White (US) bt A Henricksson (US) 6-3 6-3; A Sugiyama (Japan) bt L Ghirardi (Fr) 6-3 6-3; M Strandlund (Swe) bt E De Lone (US) 6-1 6-2; A Dechaume-Balleret (Fr) bt E Iida (Japan) 6-0 7-5; E Hakami (US) bt R Hiraki (Japan) 6-4 7-5; T Price (SA) bt M Schnell (Aut) 3-6 6-1 7-5; J Faull (Aus) bt K Teodorowicz (Pol) 1-6 6-3 6-4; N Miyagi (Japan) bt P Kamstra (Neth) 6-2 2-6 6-1; S Parkhomenko (Rus) bt C Herbert (GB) 6-3 6-3; K Kschwendt (Ger) bt L Woodroffe (GB) 7-6 4-6 6-2; M Paz (Arg) bt K Guse (Aus) 6-4 6-4; R Stubbs (Aus) bt H Mochizuki (Japan) 6-2 7-5; J Steven (US) bt J Moore (GB) 6-3 7-6; M Jaggard-Lai (Aus) bt L Ahl (GB) 7-5 7-5; I Demongeot (Fr) bt M Mair (GB) 6-1 6-3; A Strnadova (Cz Rep) bt C Bakkum (Neth) 6-4 6- 4; N Herreman (Fr) bt E Brusati (It) 4-6 6-4 6-2; G Gpizzichini (It) bt S McCarthy (US) 6-3 4-6 7-5; C Barclay (Aus) bt T Ignatieva (Bela) 6-1 2-6 6-2; K Godridge (Aus) bt (9) Park Sun-hoo (Kor) 5-7 6-3 6-4; E Callens (Bel) bt Z Mellis (GB) 6-0 6-0; K Sharpe (Aus) bt S Wasserman (Bel) 6-4 4-6 6-4.

WIMBLEDON SEEDS Men's doubles: 1 B Black (Zim) and J Stark (US); 2 G Connell (Can) and P Galbraith (US); 3 J Eltingh and P Haarhuis (Neth); 4 J Apell and J Bjorkman (Swe); 5 T Woodbridge and M Woodforde (Aus); 6 T Nijssen (Neth) and C Suk (Cz Rep); 7 D Adams (Aus) and A Olhovskiy (Rus); 8 H Holm and A Jarryd (Swe); 9 P McEnroe and R Reneberg (US); 10 H Davids and P Norval (SA); 11 R Leach (US) and D Visser (SA); 12 M Damm and K Novacek (Cz Rep); 13 K Flach (US) and M Knowles (Bah); 14 M Gollner (Ger) and Y Kafelnikov (Rus); 15 B Pearce and D Randall (US); 16 W Ferreira (SA) and M Stich (Ger). Women's doubles: 1 G Fernandez (US) and N Zvereva (Bela); 2 J Novotna (Cz Rep) and A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 3 P Fendick and M McGrath (US); 4 M Bollegraf (Neth) and M Navratilova (US); 5 P Shriver (US) and E Smylie (Aus); 6 K Adams (US) and H Sukova (Cz Rep); 7 N Medvedeva (Ukr) and L Neiland (Lat); 8 A Coetzer (SA) and I Gorrochategui (Arg); 9 L Davenport and L Raymond (US); 10 M J Fernandez and Z Garrison-Jackson (US); 11 L McNeil (US) and R Stubbs (Aus); 12 J Halard and N Tauziat (Fr); 13 Y Basuki (Indon) and N Miyagi (Japan); 14 A Cecchini (It) and P Tarabini (Arg); 15 J Hetherington (Can) and S Stafford (US); 16 L Golarsa (It) and C Vis (Neth).

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