Sporting Digest: Tennis

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DIRECT LINE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Beckenham) Men's singles, first round: K Flach (US) bt C Saceanu (Ger) 6-7 7-6 7-6; L Matthews (GB) bt D Randall (US) 7-6 3-6 6-2; B Curry (Aus) bt W Arthurs (Aus) 6-3 7-6; N Broad (GB) bt A Foster (GB) 7-6 6-4; G Rusedski (Can) bt M Tebbutt (Aus) 6-4 1-6 6-3; R Krishnan (Ind) bt M Maclagan (GB) 4-6 6-2 6-4; G Doyle (Aus) bt K Ullyett (SA) 6-1 6-2; D Kass (US) bt S Gleeson (Aus) 3-6 6-3 6-4; D Sapsford (GB) bt R Matheson GB) 6-4 6-7 7-5; R Koenig (SA) bt S Cole (GB) 6-3 4-6 6-3; M Petchey GB) bt A Malik (Mal) 6-2 6-4; C Bailey (GB) bt E Ferreira (SA) 6-3 6-4; P Rafter (Aus) bt D Dilucia (US) 6-3 6-4; C Beecher (GB) bt D Skoch (Cz Rep) 6-1 6-4; M Knowles (Baham) bt P Hand (GB) 3-6 7-6 6-4.

Women's singles, first round: D Jones (Aus) bt K Roubanova (Rus) 6-2 6-3; R Gaddie (SA) bt A Wainwright (GB) 6-4 4-6 7-5; H Ludloff (US) bt K Sharpe (Aus) 7-6 6-2; D van Rensburg (SA) bt J Salmon (GB) 6-3 6-3; E De Lone (US) bt D Faber (US) 1-6 6-1 6-2; S Siddall (GB) bt L Ahl (GB) 6-1 6-1; L Niemantsverdrt (Neth) bt V Humpheys-Davies (GB) 6-4 6-2; R Maudsley (Aus) bt A Grunfeld (GB) 7-6 4-6 6- 1; T Whittington (US) bt K Cross (GB) 7-6 6-1; J Limmer (Aus) bt S Tse (GB) 6-3 6-2; C Benjamin (US) bt E Bond (GB) 6-3 6-1; L Novello (Mex) bt C Herbert (GB) 6-1 6-3; J Emmons (US) bt H Crook (GB) 7-5 7-6.

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