Sporting Digest: Tennis

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APT TOURNAMENT (Vienna) Quarter-finals: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt A Thoms (Ger) 3-6 7-6 7-6; T Muster (Aut) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-0; M Stich (Ger) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 4-6 7-5 7-5; A Agassi (US) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 6-3 6-1.

LYON MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT Second round: Quarter-finals: M Rosset (Swit) bt W Ferreira (SA) 7-6 7-6; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 5-7 7-6 6-1; J Courier (US) bt L Roux (Fr) 6-4 2-6 7-6; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt P Rafter (Aus) 6-2 6-1.

SALEM OPEN (Beijing) Quarter-finals: M Chang (US) bt A Mronz (Ger) 6-2 6-3; B Steven (NZ) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-2 4-6 6-3; A Jarryd (Swe) bt A Chang (Can) 5-7 6-2 6-3; D Adams (SA) bt T Nydahl (Swe) 6-3 1-6 6-4.

MEN'S EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT (Hong Kong) Quarter-finals: R Krajicek (Neth) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 6-3 2-6 6-2; P Sampras (US) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-1 6-4.

BRIGHTON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT Quarter-finals: H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 6-4 7-5; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt K Maleeva (Bul) 6-4 6-2; J Halard (Fr) bt M Babel (Ger) 6-4 6-1.

PAUL HAND saved three match- points on his way to his first LTA Autumn Satellite final in Sheffield. Hand, 29, from Wokingham, defeated the Czech Republic's Petr Pala, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, and will face Roger Wassen, the Dutchman who has dominated the circuit so far.

LTA AUTUMN SATELLITE (Sheffield) Men's Semi-finals: P Hand (Eng) bt P Parla (Cz Rep) 4-6 7-6 6-3; R Wassen (Neth) bt G Bastl (Swit) 2-6 6-2 6-2.

TATE AND LYLE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon) First round: K Cross (Devon) bt Z Mellis (Essex) 7-6 7-5; A Simpkin (Leics) bt A Tordoff (Kent) 6-1 6-0; C Hunt (Dorset) bt C Herbert (Herts) 6-4 6-2; J Dawson (Sussex) bt T Corson (Derbys) 6-4 6-3; C Taylor (Oxon) bt J McMahon (Sussex) 6-4 6-2; S Bentley (Surrey) bt J Osman (Sussex) 6-1 6-1; K Warne-Holland (Cheshire) bt E Bond (Gloucs) w/o; F Hearn (Middlesex) bt M Mair (East of Sco) 6-4 7-6.

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