Sporting Digest: Tennis

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ATP WORLD DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (Johannesburg) Semi-finals: J Eltingh and P Haarhuis (Neth) bt G Connell (Can) and P Galbraith (US) 4-6 7-6 7-5; T Woodbridge and M Woodforde (Aus) bt D Adams (Aus) and A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-2 7-5. Final: Eltingh and Haarhuis bt Woodbridge and Woodforde 7-6 7-6 6-4.

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sheffield) Semi-finals: Germany bt Czech Republic 2-1 (M Kochta lost to P Langrova 6-4 6-1; B Rittner bt R Bobkova 6-4 7-6; Rittner and C Porwick bt Bobkova and Langrova 4-6 6-3 6-2); Netherlands bt Italy 3-0 (K Boogert bt R Grande 6-3 6-4; S Rottier bt A Cecchini 6-3 6-4; Boogert and P Kamstra bt L Garrone and M Grossi 6-2 6-0). Final: Germany bt Netherlands 2-0 (Porwik bt Boogert 7-5 6-3; Rittner bt S Rottier 7-5 6-2). Relegation play- offs: Great Britain bt Sweden 2-1 (M Wainwright lost to M Vallin 6-7 6-2 6-4; C Wood bt A Carlsson 6-2 6-4; Wood and V Lake bt Carlsson and M Lindstrom 6-4 6-3). (Sweden relegated). Belgium bt Switzerland 3-0 (N Feber bt N Tschan 6-2 6-2; L Courtois bt G Dondit 6-3 6-1; N Feber and S Deville bt N Tschau and M Vavrinec 4-6 6-3 6-3). (Switzerland relegated).

LTA WINTER INDOOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Group One (Telford): Men: Surrey 7 Yorkshire 2; Middlesex 7 Lancashire 2; Lancashire 5 Yorkshire 1; Surrey 5 Middesex 2. Champions: Surrey. Relegated: Lancashire and Yorkshire. Women: Hertfordshire 5 Lancashire 4; Middlesex 7 Surrey 2; Lancashire 5 Surrey 4; Middlesex 5 Hertfordshire 1. Champions: Middlesex. Relegated: Lancashire and Surrey.

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