Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP American Zone, Group Two, relegation play-off (Asuncion, Para): Paraguay 4 Puerto Rico 1.

SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN (Sun City) Men's singles, first round: E Ferreira (SA) bt R Matuszewski (US) 6-4 7-5; G Muller (SA) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-7 6-2 7-6; L Jonsson (Swe) bt J Stark (US) 6-2 6-4; A Mronz (Ger) bt D Nainkin (SA) 7-6 6-2; H Dreekman (Ger) bt N Godwin (SA) 6-4 3-6 6-4.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Houston) Final: S Hack (Ger) bt M Pierce (Fr) 7-5 6-4.

SALEM MEN'S OPEN (Osaka) First round: L Roux (Fr) bt D Adams (US) 6-1 6-4; C Adams (US) bt R Leach (US) 6-4 6-1; G Rusedski (Can) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 5-7 6-3 6-2.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND TOURNAMENT (South Carolina): Women's singles: K Boogert (Neth) bt H Kelesi (Can) 6-3 6-4; B Schultz (Neth) bt R Zrubakova (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-2; C Kuhlman (US) bt C Rubin (US) 6-1 6-4; B Rittner (Ger) bt L Courtois (Belg) 6-3 6-2; L Neiland (Lat) bt K Radford (Aus) 6-3 7-5; J Kruger (SA) bt A Grossman (US) 6-2 6-2; R Bobkova (Cz Rep) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 6-2 5-7 7-6; S Farina (It) bt E Maniokova (Rus) 6-1 6-1; L Meskhi (Georgia) bt I Spirlea (Rom) 6-2 6-2.

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