Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DAVIS CUP Quarter-finals: (Frejus) France level with India 2-2 (A Boetsch and H Leconte bt R Krishnan and L Paes 7-6 6-3 6-4; Boetsch lost to L Paes 6-4 7-5 6-4; R Gilbert and Krishnan level at 6- 2 4-6 6-4 5-7 4-4. (The Hague): Sweden bt the Netherlands 4-1 (A Jarryd and H Holm bt M Koevermans and P Haarhuis 6-3 6-1 6-3; M Gustafsson bt R Krajicek 6-4 7-5; M Larsson lost to Haarhuis 5-7 3-6). (Florence): Australia beat Italy 3-2 (R Furlan lost to R Fromberg 6-7 6-7 4-6; S Pescosolido bt M Woodforde 6-3 7-5 5-7 6-4; P Cane and D Nargiso lost to Woodforde and T Woodbridge 6-7 6-8 7-6 7-5 6-2 6-3; Cane bt Woodforde 6-2 1-6 7-5 6-4; Fromberg bt Pescosolido 7-6 6-1 6-4. (Halle): Germany bt Czech Republic 4-1 (M Gollner bt P Korda 6-4 6-7 6-1 7-6; M Stich bt K Novacek 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-7 7-5; Stich and P Kuhnen bt Korda and C Suk 6-7 6-8 6- 4 7-6 7-3 6-4; Stich lost to Korda 6-2 7-6; Gollner bt Novacek 4-4 ret).

EURO-AFRICAN ZONE Group Two play-offs (Sofia): South Africa bt Bulgaria 4-1. (Accra): Ghana bt Cyprus 5-0. (Abidjan): Poland bt the Ivory Coast 3-1. (Tunis): Egypt bt Tunisia 5-0. Second round (Casablanca): Morocco bt Ireland 3-2. (Monaco): Romania bt Monaco 5-0. (Dakar): Senegal bt Greece 3-2. (Monte Carlo): Romania bt Monaco 5-0.

AMERICAN ZONE Group Two final (Lima): Peru lead Puerto Rica 3-0.

US PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Brookline, Mass) Men's singles, quarter-finals: P Baur (Ger) bt N Kroon (Swe) 6-2 6-3; T Martin (US) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 7-5 6-4; M Washington (US) bt B Gilbert (US) 6-3 6-3; I Lendl (US) bt A Krickstein (US) 6-2 6-2. Semi-finals: Martin bt Washington 6-2 6-4; Lendl bt Baur 6-3 6-4.

NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN (Newcastle) Men's singles, semi-finals: J Sanchez (Sp) bt P Wekesa (Ken) 4-6 6-3 7-5; J Bjorkman (Swe) bt E Winogradsky (Fr) 6-4 6-3. Final: Sanchez bt Bjorkman 6-3 4-6 6-4. Doubles semi-finals: Bjorkman and P Nyborg (Swe) bt A Foster and R Matheson (GB) 6- 4 6-2; J-I Carrasco and Sanchez (Spain) bt W Arthurs (Aus) and M Maclagan (GB) 6-1 6-7 5-7 6-0. Final: Bjorkman and Nyborg bt Carrasco and Sanchez 6-4 6-4.

AUSTRIAN WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Kitzbuhel) Semi-finals: Wiesner bt Zardo 6-3 6-4; Huber bt Hack 4-1 (ret). Final: Huber bt Wiesner 6-4 6-1.

PRAGUE WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Semi-finals: M Babel (Ger) bt N Muns-Jagerman (Neth) 6-4

6-3; N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt Tarabini (Arg) 6-7 6-4

7-5. Final: Medvedeva bt Babel 6-3 6-2.

REEBOK BRITISH TOUR (Frinton): Men's singles, semi-finals: P Robinson (Northants) bt B Cowan (Lancs) 6-4 6-4; D Sapsford (Surrey) bt L Matthews (Hants) 6-4 6-1. Final: Sapsford bt Robinson 6-2 6-4. Women's semi-finals: K Cross (Devon) bt A Van Buuren (Neth) 6-7 6-4 6-4; A Smith (Staffs) bt C Hunt (Dorset) 7-6 6-2. Final: Cross bt Smith 6-2 6-3.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Frinton): Singles semi-finals: L Ahl (Devon) bt S Parhomenko (Rus) 1-6 7-6 6-4; J Pullin (Sussex) bt Y Yoshida (Jap) 6-3 2-6 6-1. Final: Ahl bt Pullin 6-1 3-6 6-1.

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