Tennis: Monica Seles forced to withdraw from the State Farm Evert Cup

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Monica Seles suffered a further setback in her quest to recover from injury when she was forced to withdraw from the State Farm Evert Cup in California. Seles, who broke a finger when catching a tennis ball two months ago, has not played in a tournament since December.

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Scottsdale, Arizona) Singles, first round: A Medvedev (Ukr) bt L Lavalle (Mex) 7-6 3-6 6-3; C Rudd (Nor) bt N Pereira (Ven) 6-4 6-7 6-3; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt L Lavalle (Mex) 7-6 3-6 6-3; C Rudd (Nor) bt N Pereira (Ven) 6-4 6-7 6-3.

ROTTERDAM WORLD INDOOR MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Netherlands) Singles, first round: T Carbonell (Sp) bt T Johansson (Swed) 7-5 7-6; N Kiefer (Ger) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-2 6-2; M Stich (Ger) bt C Pioline (Fr) 6-3 3-6 6-1; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-3 6-4. Second round: P Korda (Cz Rep) bt J van Herck (Bel) 7-6 6-2; R Furlan (It) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 7-5 7-6.

NUVEEN MASTERS OVER-35 CHAMPIONSHIP (Naples, Florida) Round-robin: J Connors (US) bt G Vilas (Arg) 6-3 6-4; J Lloyd (GB) bt B Borg (Swe) 2- 6 7-6 10-8; A Gomez (Ecu) bt M Purcell (US) 5-7 7-6 11-9.

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