Sporting Digest: Tennis

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FEDERATION CUP WOMEN'S TEAM TOURNAMENT (Frankfurt) Quarter-finals: Australia bt Finland 3-0. (M Jaggard-Lai bt P Thoren 6-3 6-4; N Provis bt N Dahlman 6-1 6-2; E Smylie and R Stubbs beat K Saarinen and L Jansson 6-4 6-0). Argentina bt United States 2-1. (I Gorrochategui bt L Davenport 6-7 7-5 7-5; F Labat bt L McNeil 5-7 6-3 6-0; P Tarabini and Gorrochategui lost to D Graham and A Grossman 6-3 3-0). Relegation play-off: Poland bt Great Britain 2-1. (M Mroz bt J Durie 2-6 7-5 ret; K Nowak lost to C Wood 4-0 ret; M Mroz and K Teodorowicz bt C Wood and J Salmon 4-6 6-3 6-2). Britain relegated to next year's qualifying competition.

MERCEDES MEN'S OPEN (Stuttgart) Third round: M Gollner (Ger) bt M Filippini (Urug) 6-4 3-6 6-2; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-3 6-4; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 6-3 6-1; M Ondruska (SA) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6-0 6-3; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 3-6 7-5 6-3; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 6-3 3-6 7-5; M Stich (Ger) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-4 1-6 6-4; J Sanchez (Sp) bt T Muster (Aut) 7-5 6-2.

WASHINGTON MEN'S TOURNAMENT Second round: T Martin (US) bt M Hadad (Col) 6-3 6-3; A Agassi (US) bt J Carlsson (Swe) 6-3 6-2; R Weiss (US) bt I Lendl (US) 2-6 7-6 6-4; G Pozzi (It) bt H Holm (Swe) 3-6 7-6 6-4. Third round: A Mansdorf (Isr) bt S Stolle (Aus) 6-4 6-2; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt J Hlasek (Swit) 7-6 7-6; Martin bt P McEnroe (US) 6-3 6-7 6-2; Pozzi bt D Nainkin (SA) 7-6 6-4; S Matsuoka (Japan) bt Weiss 6-4 6-4; R Reneberg (US) bt M Knowles (US) 6-3 6-2.

PATHMARK WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Mahwah, New Jersey) First round (US unless stated): L Raymond bt L Glitz 6-0 6-0. Second round: P O'Reilly bt S McCarthy 4-6 6-3 6-2; C Benjamin bt P Casale-Telford 6-7 6-3 7-6; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt C O'Reilly 6-1 6-0; J Capriati bt T O'Reilly 6-1 6-0; B Bowes bt N Louarsabishvily (Geor) 6-4 6-2.

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