Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MONICA SELES, the world No 1, has pulled out of the Hilton Head tournament which started in South Carolina yesterday. Seles has not shaken off a viral infection which kept her out of the Key Biscayne and Houston tournaments earlier this month.

HILTON HEAD WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (South Carolina) First round: F Bonsignori (It) bt D Graham (US) 6-4 6-4; S Frankl (Ger) bt K Rinaldi (US) 7-5 6-1; L Davenport (US) bt I Majoli (Croa) 6-1 6-4; C Rubin (US) bt S Stafford (US)

6-2 6-7 6-0; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt S Meier (Ger) 6-4 7-5; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt M Paz (Arg)

3-6 6-2 7-6; P Hy (Can) bt T Whitlinger (US) 7-6

6-1; G Helgeson (US) bt M Drake (US) 4-6 6-2 6- 2; L Meskhi (Geor) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-2 6-2; J Emmons (US) bt C Fauche (Fr) 6-2 7-5.

VIRGINIA SLIMS OF HOUSTON TOURNAMENT Final: C Martinez (Sp) bt S Hack (Ger) 6-3 6-2.

ESTORIL CLAY-COURT TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: J Svensson (Swe) bt A Mancisidor (Sp) 2-6 6-1 6-1; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-2 6-2; M Larsson (Swe) bt J Burillo (Sp) 6-3 2-6 7-6; G Markus (Arg) bt N Marques (Por) 6-4 6-3.

SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN (Durban) Men's singles, first round: J Renzenbrink (Ger) bt D Vacek (Cz) 2-6 6-2 6-4; L Jonsson (Swe) bt G Muller (SA) 7-6 6-3; K Thorne (US) bt A Mronz (Ger) 5-7 6-1 6-4; C Marsh (SA) bt D Randall (US) 2-6 6-4 6-1; D Rikl (Cz) leads M Schapers (Neth) 7-6 5-3 (rain stopped play).

CHRIS WILKINSON, from Southampton, won his second French satellite title in three weeks by beating the German, Andreas Lesch, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the final of the Compiegne tournament in France.

LIGHT 'N' LIVELY WOMEN'S DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (Wesley Chapel) Final: G Fernandez (US) and N Zvereva (Bel) bt A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) and L Neiland (Lat) 7-5 6-3.

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