Tokyo tennis event in aid of Kobe earthquake victims

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Michael Chang will lead a string of world tennis stars in a special charity event in Tokyo on Sunday to help raise funds for victims of the Kobe earthquake. Chang will be joined by Boris Becker and Wayne Ferreira.

Jeremy Bates, who has just reached his highest-ever world ranking of 62, is among the entries for the £200,000 Nottingham Open from 19-24 June.

ESTORIL OPEN (Lisbon, Portugal) Singles first round: A Gaudenzi (It) bt H Leconte (Fr) 6-1 7-5; G Schaller (Aut) bt M Goellner (Ger) 7-5 6- 1; J Sanchez (Sp) bt C Ruud (Nor) 6-2 6-1; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt J Arrese (Sp) 4-6 7-6 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt O Martinez (Sp) 6-4 6-1; B Shelton (US) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-4 2-6 7-6; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt E Couto (Por) 6-2 7-5. Doubles first round: D Randall and G van Emburgh (US) bt M Oosting and T Nijssen (Neth) 6-1 7-5; R Leach and S Melville (US) bt B Talbot (US) and K Thorne (SA) 6-4 6-2.

SOUTH AFRICA OPEN (Johannesburg) First round (SA unless stated): L Roux (Fr) bt C van Rensburg 6-2 6-3; K Ullyett bt G Stafford 7-6 2-6 6-3; P Wekesa (Ken) bt D Sanguinetti (It) 7-5 6-4; P Baur (Ger) bt J Kroslak (Slovak) 6-4 6-3; J Bates (Eng) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 7-6 0-6 6-4; A Radulescu (Ger) bt A Voinea (Rom) 6-2 6-2. Doubles first round: M Sinner (Ger) and J Winnik (Neth) bt R Deppe and C Ferreira 6-4 6-2; N Godwin and D Deppe (SA) bt M Petchey (Eng) and Wekesa 6-1 6-4.

BAUSCH AND LOMB WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Amelia Island, Florida) First round: S Cecchini (It) bt P Schwarz-Ritter (Aut) 6-2 6-3; L Courtois (Bel) bt A Grossman (US) 6-3 7-6; M Oremans (Neth) bt P Langrova (Cz Rep) 6- 4 6-1; C Rubin (US) bt C Torrens-Valero (Sp) 6-1 6-2; M Babel (Ger) bt A Smashnova (Isr) 7-6 6-1; B Fulco-Villela (Arg) bt S Stafford (US) 6- 3 6-2; K Nowak (Pol) bt S Meier (Ger) 6-4 6-3; R Bobkova (Cz Rep) A Keller (US) 6-3 7-6; W Probst (Ger) bt M Strandlund (Swe) 6-1 6-4; R Dragomir (Rom) bt A Fusai (Fr) 6-2 6-0; E Makarova (Rus) bt P Tarabini (Arg) 6-2 6-4; A Carlsson (Swe) bt P Begerow (Ger) 6-2 2-6 6-4; N Avila (Sp) bt J Kruger (SA) 6-3 3-6 6-4; T Whitlinger Jones (US) bt R Simpson (Can) 5-7 7-6 6-3; G Helgeson-Nielsen (US) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-1 6-3; E Maniokova (Rus) bt P Hy-Boulais (Can) 2-6 6-4 6-3; A Serra-Zanetti (It) bt R Viollet (GB) 7- 6 3-6 6-4; M Jose Gaidano (Arg) bt A Miller (US) 6-2 6-0; S Farina (It) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 6-1 6-2; V Ruano-Pascual (Sp) bt L Neiland (Lat) 6-2 2-0 ret; N Arendt (US) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 7-5 6-3; S Ramon (Sp) bt D Graham (US) 4-6 7-6 1-0 ret.

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