Sporting Digest: Tennis

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The Independent Online
Meredith McGrath, the unseeded American, overpowered Kristie Boogert, the No 4 seed from the Netherlands, in an opening-round upset yesterday in the Moscow Women's Open indoor tournament at the Olympic Stadium. The 24-year-old from Midland, Michigan, who is ranked 113th in the world, played an almost error-free match in overcoming her 43rd-ranked opponent.

NICHIREI WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Tokyo) First round: A Frazier (US) bt S Rottier (Neth) 6-0 6-2; N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt H Mochizuki (Japan) 6-1 6-1; A Coetzer (SA) bt M Werdel-Witmeyer (US) 7-5 5-7 7-6; K Po (US) bt L Ghirardi-Rubbi (Fr) 6-0 6-2; Wang Shi-ting (Tai) bt S Stafford (US) 6-1 6-2; N Kijimuta (Japan) bt D Monami (Bel) 6-3 6-2; P Sung-hee (S Korea) bt J Nejedly (Can) 2-6 6-4 6-2; M Endo (Japan) bt H Inoue (Japan) 7-6 6-0; Y Yoshida (Japan) bt Li Fang (China) 7-6 4-6 6-3. MOSCOW WOMEN'S OPEN First round: M Maleeva (Bul) bt E Tatarkova (Ukr) 6-2 6-3; L Neiland (Lat) bt E Delone (US) 0-6 6-3 6-2; M McGrath (US) bt K Boogert (Neth) 6-3 6-2; N Feber (Bel) bt B Reinstadler (Ger) 6-4 6-1; J Lutrova (Rus) bt E Callens (Bel) 6-7 6-3 6-1; E Likhovtseva (Kaz) bt M Strandlund (Swe) 4-6 6-3 6-1; Kurnikova (Rus) bt Marketa Kochta (Cz Rep) 6-4 3-6 6-3; H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt C Wood (GB) 6-1 2-6 6-2.

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