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The man who stabbed Monica Seles in the back should be sent to prison, partly because the attack so far has ended her tennis career, the prosecution argued at the re-trial of Gnther Parche in Hamburg yesterday. The District Court also heard testimony from a homicide detective, a psychiatrist and a psychologist who said Parche, 40, needed medical treatment rather than prison time. Rolf Rosenkranz, prosecuting, said Parche, originally given a suspended sentence for the attack in April 1993, should be jailed for two years and nine months, but he said the charge of attempted murder could be rejected.

FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE CUP (Hilton Head, South Carolina): First round: J Kruger (SA) bt I Gorrochategui (Arg) 5-7 6-4 7-6; A Smashnova (Isr) bt Z Garrison-Jackson (US) 6-1 2-6 6-4; P Schwarz-Ritter (Aut) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 6-2 2-6 6-3; K Boogert (Neth) bt B Fulco Villela (Arg) 6-1 7-6; L Neiland (Lat) bt A Carlsson (Swe) 6-2 6-4; G Helgeson-Nielsen (US) bt R Nideffer (SA) 6-2 6-1; S Stafford (US) bt E Wagner (Ger) 7-5 6-4; M Oremans (Neth) bt A Serra-Zanetti (It) 6-1 3-6 7-6; L Ghirardi (Fr) bt D Graham (US) 6-2 2-6 6-3. Second round: C Martinez (Sp) bt E Makarova (Rus) 6-0 6-2; M Maleeva (Bul) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-3 1-6 6-4; I Majoli (Croa) bt V Ruano Pascual (Sp) 6-0 6-0; S Farina (It) bt L McNeil (US) 6-3 6-1; S Pitkowski (Fr) bt L Lee (US) 6- 4 6-2; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt R Dragomir (Rom) 3-6 6-1 6-3; C Rubin (US) bt A Smashnova (Isr) 5-7 6-3 6-4.

VAUXHALL PREMIER TROPHY (Nottingham): Men's final: D Sapsford (David Lloyd Raynes Park) bt P Hand (Royal Berkshire Premier) 6-1 6-1; J Bates (David Lloyd Raynes Park) bt C Wilkinson (Royal Berkshire Premier) 4-6 7-6 6-3. (David Lloyd Raynes Park take winning 2-0 lead). Women's final: M Mair (Queen's Club, London) bt M Wainwright (Clearview Brentwood) 6-1 7-6; Z Mellis (Brentwood) bt S Bentley (Queen's Club) 6-4 4-6 7-6; Mellis and Wainwright (Clearview Brentwood) bt Mair and Karen Cross (Queen's Club, London) 6-4 6-3. (Clearview Brentwood won 2- 1).