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After reaching the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger in Peking last week, Tim Henman, the British No 2, has climbed from 115 to 111 in the world rankings, his highest position. Greg Rusedski, the British No 1, has moved from 41 to 38.

Clare Wood, the British No 1 from Brighton, has pulled out of the Texaco Women's Challenger, which begins in Edinburgh today, because of a shoulder injury. Britain, however, will still have 10 players in the 32-strong draw including Karen Cross of Devon, Mandy Wainwright of Essex and Lancashire's Rachel Viollet.

ADVANTA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Philadelphia) Singles final: S Graf (Ger) bt L McNeil (US) 6-1 4-6 6-3. Doubles final: L McNeil (US) and H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt M McGrath (US) and L Neiland (Lat) 4-6 6-3 6-4.

LEADING ATP RANKINGS: 1 P Sampras (US) 4; 811pts; 2 A Agassi (US) 4; 765; 3 T Muster (Aut) 4; 474; 4 M Chang (US) 2; 980; 5 B Becker (Ger) 2; 746; 6 Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 2; 560; 7 J Courier (US) 2; 461; 8 T Enqvist (Swe) 2; 348; 9 W Ferreira (SA) 2; 049; 10 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 1,861.

LEADING ATP PRIZE-MONEY WINNERS: 1 P Sampras (US) $2,647, 566 (pounds 1,708,107); 2 T Muster (Aut) $2,462,979; 3 A Agassi (US) $2,309,071; 4 Y Kafelnikov (Rus) $1,335,311; 5 B Becker (Ger) $1,308,108; 6 M Chang (US) $1,230,870; 7 G Ivanisevic (Croa) $1,022,862; 8 W Ferreira (SA) $1,021,216; 9 J Courier (US) $971,102; 10 R Krajicek (Neth) $925,822.

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