Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Frankfurt) Semi-finals: P Sampras (US) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-3 6-0; M Stich (Ger) bt G Ivanisevic (Croat) 7-6 7-6. Final: Stich bt Sampras 7-6 2-6 7-6 6-2.

TOPPER CHALLENGER EXHIBITION (Montevideo) Final: M Wilander (Swe) bt D Perez (Urug) 6-2 6-4.

VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIP (New York) Singles, quarter-finals: A Huber (Ger) bt C Martinez (Sp) 6-3 6-3; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 6-7 7-6 6-4. Semi- finals: S Graf (Ger) bt Huber 6-2 3-6 6-3; Sanchez Vicario bt M Pierce (Fr) 6-2 5-7 6-2. Final: Graf bt Sanchez Vicario 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-1.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Swansea) Singles final: G Correngel (Neth) bt S-A Siddall (Dorset) 6-3 6-7 7-6. Doubles final: N Egorova and S Parhomenko (Rus) bt A Smith (Staffs) and C Stassen (Neth) 6-1 6-3.

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wellington) Boys' final: France bt New Zealand 2-1 (O Mutus lost to T Susnjak 6-1 1-6 6-3; J F Bachelot bt S Clark 4-6 6-4 6-4; J Potron and Mutus bt M Nielsen and Clark 6-3 6-4). Girls' final: Australia bt United States 2-1 (A Ellwood bt A Basica 6-2 6-1; S Drake-Brockman bt S Nickitas 6-2 5-7 6-2; Ellwood and J Richardson lost to Nickitas and C Moros 2-6 7-5 6-0).

LTA 18 AND UNDER JUNIOR CIRCUIT EVENT (Nottingham) Boys' singles semi-finals: J Williams (Middx) bt B Webber (Cambs) 6-0 6-0; G Jones (Kent) bt M Ingham (Lancs) 6-1 3-6 6-3. Final: Williams bt Jones 7-5 6-7 7-6. Girls' singles semi-finals: T Croson (Derbys) bt J Osman (Sussex) 7-5 6-4; F Hearn (Middx) bt J Taylor (Cheshire) 6-2 6-2. Final: Hearn bt Croson 6-4 6-0.

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