Sporting Digest: Tennis

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NATIONAL squads are to be set up at six regional centres - London, Brighton, Nottingham, Wrexham, Manchester and Bracknell - in a move to bring a more structured look to women's training in an attempt to halt a slide in standards.

ATP WORLD SERIES TOURNAMENT (Bogota) First round J Bulant (Cz Rep) bt C Costa (Sp) 1-6 7-6 6-3; A Mancisidor (Sp) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-2 7-6 6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt N Marques (Port) 6-4 3-6 7-5; M Hadad (Col) bt J Garat (Arg) 6-3 6-3; F Montana (US) bt E Alvarez (Sp) 6-4 7-5; D Nestor (Can) bt R Jabali (Bra) 2-6 6-2 6-3; N Pereira (Ven) bt J Cunha-Silva (Port) 6-2 7-5; M Tobon (Col) bt L Morejon (Ecu) 7-6 1-6 6-1.

BORDEAUX GRAND PRIX First round (French unless stated): G Forget bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-3 6-1. Second round: M Rosset (Swit) bt G Bastie 6-1 6-2; G Raoux bt R Gilbert 2-6 6-2 6-1; F Santoro bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-1 6-7 6-2; G Raoux bt R Gilbert 2-6 6-2 6-1; F Santoro bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-1 6-7 6-2; J Tarango (US) bt Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 6-0 6-1.

ROMANIAN OPEN (Bucharest) First round: G Ivanisevic (Cro) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 6-4 6-2; K Kucera (Slovak) bt S Dosedel (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-3; F Davin (Arg) bt D Poliakov (Ukr) 6-1 6-1; A Corretja (Sp) bt A Pavel (Rom) 6-3 6-4.

LTA SUMMER SATELITTE (Eastbourne) Men's first round (GB unless stated): S Le Blanc (Can) bt J Davidson 4-6 6-2 6-3; J Delgado bt J Fox 6-7 6-4 6-4. Second round: N Gould bt B Cowan 7-6 6-4; A Foster bt T Spinks 6-3 6-3; A Richardson bt T Hand 6-2 6-4; Le Blanc bt Delgado 7-6 6-2; A Von Hugo (Ger) bt J Hunter 3-6 6-3 6-4; C Beecher bt H Capell (Ger) 4-6 7-6 6-4; R Matheson bt R Ruppenthal (Ger) 6-3 7-6; G Henderson bt M Wyeth 6-3 3-6 6-4.

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