Sporting Digest: Tennis

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NICE OPEN First round: P Korda (Cz Rep) bt H Leconte (Fr) 6-4 6-4; F Santoro (Fr) bt A Krickstein (US) 6-4 6-4; I Lendl (US) bt C Pioline (Fr) 6-4 6-4; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt B Wuyts (Bel) 4-6 7-5 6-1; J Sanchez (Sp) bt M Rosset (Swit) 2-6 7-6 6-4; B Becker (Ger) bt J Oncins (Bra) 6-3 3-6 6-1.

HONG KONG OPEN First round: P Sampras (US) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-2 6-4; M Chang (US) bt J Stoltenberg (Aus) 6-3 6-4; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt C Pridham (Can) 7-6 6-3; B Gilbert (US) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-2 6-3; D Wheaton (US) bt Xia Jia-Ping (Ch) 6-3 6-1; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-0 1-6 6-1; K Carlsen (Den) bt A Chang (Can) 6-4 6-2; A O'Brien (US) bt S Stolle (Aus) 7-6 5-7 6-4; D Prinosil (Ger) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 6-3.

ATP MEN'S CLAYCOURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Charlotte, NC) First round: J Arias (US) bt D Perez (Sp) 6-2 6-2; C Saceanu (Ger) bt R Agenor (Hai) 6-3 6-4; M Pernfors (Swe) bt M Strelba (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-0; H de la Pena (Arg) bt J Tarango (Arg) 6-3 6-2; J Eltingh (Neth) bt R Azar (Arg) 6-3 6-2; M Joyce (US) bt T Wilkison (US) 6-1 6-4; C Mezzadri (Swit) bt A Gomez (Ecu) 6-3 7-5;; D Rostagno (US) bt L Lavalle (Mex) 6-1 7-5; B Shelton (US) bt H Skoff (Aut) 6-3 6-4; G Schaller (Aut) bt T Witsken (US) 6-4 6-0; J Cunha-Silva (Por) bt T Champion (Fr) 2-6 6-3 6-0.

MIDLAND BANK JUNIOR COUNTY CUP (Bournemouth): Boys' group one: Middlesex 7 Herts 2; Kent 6 Lincs 3. Group two (Hatfield): Lancs 8 Hants and IoW 1; Essex 6 Bucks 3; Yorks 8 Dorset 1; Surrey 5 Cheshire 4. Group three (Nottingham): Warwicks 6 South Wales 3; Notts 9 West of Scotland 0; Leics 5 Avon 4; Sussex 6 Somerset 3. Group four (Stourbridge): Northants 5 Norfolk 4; Durham and Cleveland 5 Derbys 4; North of Scotland 9 Staffs 0; Hereford and Worcs 9 Cambs 0. Group five (Boston): Berks 7 Northumberland 2; Cornwall 5 Devon 4; Wilts 9 Gloucs 0; Oxfords 5 Beds 4. Group six (Glasgow): East of Scotland 7 Isle of Man 2; North Wales 9 Channel Islands 0; Cumbria 6 South of Scotland 3; Suffolk 7 Shropshire 2. Girls' group one: Surrey 5 Cheshire 3 (unfinished); Sussex 9 Herts 0. Group two: Leicester: Essex 6 Notts 3; Lancs 5 Yorks 4; Yorks 5 Notts 4; Leics 5 Dorset 4; Middlesex 5 Bucks 4. Group three: Cardiff: Kent 5 Hants and IoW 4; Oxfordshire 6 Gloucs 3; Derby 5 South Wales 4; North Wales 8 Cambs 1; South Wales 5 Cambs 4; North Wales 5 Derbys 4. Group four: Solihull: Wilts 8 Norfolk 1; Warwicks 8 Durham and Cleveland 1; Devon 7 Northants 2; North of Scotland 8 West of Scotland 1. Group five: Bristol: Somerset 5 Beds 4; Lincs 8 Cumbria 1; Berks 8 Northumberland 1; Hereford and Worcs 7 Avon 2. Group six: Sheffield: East of Scotland 6 Staffs 3; Cornwall 9 South of Scotland 0; Suffolk 9 Isle of Man 0; Shropshire 8 Channel Islands 1.

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