Sporting Digest: Tennis

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The Davis Cup final between Australia and Germany, on 3-5 December, will be played on clay in either Dusseldorf or Hanover.

AUSTRALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS First round: J Canter (US) bt H Holm (Swe) 4-6 6-3 6-4; W Ferreira (SA) bt R Reneberg (US) 6-4 6-2; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt H Denman (Aus) 6-4 6-4; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-3 6-1; T Martin (US) bt I Lendl (US) 4-6 7-6 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt J Stoltenberg (Aus) 6-4 6-2.

TOULOUSE TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: D Engel (Swe) bt F Barron (Irl) 6-0 6-3; P Baur (Ger) bt A Merinov (Lat) 6-3 3-6 6-0; P Cane (It) bt K Kucera (Slovak) 2-6 6-4 6-2; M Ondruska (SA) bt H Davids (Neth) 6-1 3-6 6-1; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 6-3 3-6 3-1 (ret); D Prinosil (Ger) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-3 6-2; R Gilbert (Fr) bt G Pozzi (It) 7-6 7-5; M Rosset (Swit) bt H Leconte (Fr) 6-1 6-2; G Raoux (Fr) bt T Nijssen (Neth) 6-4 6-0.

ATHENS TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: B Karbacher (Ger) bt C Arriens (Ger) 4-6 6-1 6-2; J Arrese (Sp) bt B Shelton (US) 6-7 6-4 7-6; A Corretja (Sp) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-2 6-2; H de la Pena (Arg) bt D Nargiso (It) 6-7 7-5 6-1; F Clavet (Sp) bt F Sanchez (Sp) 0-6 6-3 6-2; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt G Kalovelonis (Gre) 6-1 6-3.

WASH AND GO IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Dublin) First round: M Damm (Cz Rep) bt A Foster (GB) 6-2 6-4; T Nelson (US) bt D Adams (Aus) 7-6 7-6; A Radelescu (Rom) bt B Dunn (US) 7-5 6-7 6-3; A Thoms (Ger) bt C Bailey (GB) 7-6 7-6; S Groen (Neth) bt D Skoch (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-1; C Wilkinson (GB) bt P Lundgren (Swe) 6-4 7-6; M Christensen (Den) bt D Farren (Irl) 6-4 6-4; J Bates (GB) bt S Noszaly (Hung) 7-5 6-1.

EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Zurich) Women's singles, first round: J Makarova (Rus) bt P Paradis (Fr) 6-4 6-3; L Neiland (Lat) bt B Rheinstadler (Aut) 6-2 1-6 6-3; N Zvereva (Bela) bt W Probst (Ger) 6-0 6-3; J Wiesner (Aut) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 4-6 6-3 6-4.

TAIWAN WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: J Faull (Aus) bt C Wegink (Neth) 6-4 4-6 6-4; S Stafford (US) bt Ong Tzu-ting (Tai) 6-7 6-3 6-2; R Tedjakusuma (Ind) bt E Sviglerova (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-0; R McQuillan (Aus) bt J Sutedja (Ind) 6-0 6-1; C Radford (Aus) bt H Cioffi (US) 3-6 7-5 6-1; M Kidowaki (Japan) bt E Delone (US) 6-2 7-5; K Godridge (Aus) bt A Gavaldon (Mex) 6-2 6-4; K Kschwendt (Ger) bt T Price (SA) 2-6 6-4 6-4; R Hiraki (Japan) bt M Miyauchi (Japan) 7-5 6-4.

LTA SATELLITE (Basingstoke) Men's second round: D Sapford (Surrey) bt M Maclagan (Sco) 4-6 7-5 6-4; R Eriksson (Swe) bt J Hunter (Surrey) 6-4 6-3; D Gyetko (Can) bt J Fox (Lincs) 6-1 6-3; I Herzgerdt (Ger) bt S Stewart (US) 6-4 6-1; M Zimmerman (US) bt S Herdoza (US) 7-6 6-3; P Langvardt (Den) bt L Manta (Swit) 6-2 7-6; B Cowan (Lancs) bt N Weal (Hants) 6-2 6-2; G Mandl (Aut) bt T Henman (Oxford) 7-6 7-6. Women's first round: C Billingham (Oxford) bt K Zajachova (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-3; T Jecmenica (Yug) bt Z Mellis (Essex) 6-0 6-1; C Taylor (Oxford) bt K Louthian (US) 6-4 6-3; A Snijders (Neth) bt D Hober (US) 4-6 6-2 6-2; S Parkhomenko (Rus) bt C Hunt (Dorset) 6-0 4-6 6-3; E Lodez-Penaluo (Sp) bt J Ward (Durham and Cleveland) 6-3 7-5; K Nugent (Irl) bt N Egorova (Rus) 7-6 7-5; E Nortje (Nam) bt N Van Erp (Neth) 6-4 3-6 6-1; K Hand (Berkshire) bt K Kocsis (Hung) 6-3 6-4; E Borraf (Sp) bt M Mair (Sco) 6-1 2-6 6-1. Second round: Parkhomenko bt C Billingham (Oxford) 6-3 6-0.

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