Tennis: Billie Jean King relinquishes Federation Cup captaincy

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Billie Jean King will not captain the United States Federation Cup team when they defend their title next year, after asking for a year off.

ATP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Hanover, Germany) White Group: M Chang (US) bt G Ivanisevic (Croa) 6-7 7-6 6-1. Red group: B Becker (Ger) bt P Sampras (US) 7-6 7-6; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt T MEnqvist (Swe) 6-3, 7-6.

CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Madison Square Garden, New York) First round: C Martinez (Sp) bt J Wiesner (Aut) 6-1 3-6 6-4; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt B Schultz-McCarthy (Neth) 6-4 7-6; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt A Coetzer (SA) 6-4 6-1.