Cedric Pioline, this year's beaten Wimbledon finalist, was named yesterday as the latest entry for the Samsung Open on clay at the West Hants Club, Bournemouth, from 8-14 September.
ATP CHAMPIONSHIPS (Mason, Ohio) First round: G Kuerten (Br) bt A Agassi (US) 6-3 6-1; S Schalken (Neth) bt M Philippoussis (Aus) 7-6 6-3; A Costa (Sp) bt J Courier (US) 4-6 7-6 6-3; J Gimelstob (US) bt B Black (Zim) 6-3 6-4; C Woodruff (US) bt S Sargsian (Arm) 6-2 6-4; D Nestor (Can) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-2 6-1; F Santoro (Fr) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-0 6-4; W Ferreira (SA) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 6-3 6-4; S Draper (Aus) bt R Reneberg (US) 1-6 7-6 6-4; T Johansson (Swe) bt K Ullyett (SA) 6-4 3-6 6-2. Second round: A Corretja (Sp) bt J Stark (US) 7-6 6-4; V Spadea (US) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 6-7 6-3 6-3; J Siemerink (Neth) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 7-5 1-6 6-1; A Medvedev (UK) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-4 1-6 7-6.
ACURA WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Manhattan Beach, Calif) First round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt N Sawamatsu (Japan) 6-2 7-6; A Huber (Ger) bt A Kournikova (Rus) 6-0 6-1; N Zvereva (Bela) bt I Spirlea (Rom) 6-4 6-3; K Po (US) bt M Serna (Sp) 7-5 6-1; R Dragomir (Rom) bt N Kijimuta (Japan) 7-6 7- 5; A Frazier (US) bt T Panova (Rus) 6-1 6-0; V Williams (US) bt A Grossman (US) 6-0 6-3.
SAN MARINO MEN'S TOURNAMENT Second round: M Gustafsson (Swe) bt A Martin (Sp) 7-6 6-2; D Hrbaty (Slovak) bt H Dreekmann (Ger) 5-7 7-5 ret.