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TENNIS

ATP AUSTRIAN OPEN

ST POELTEN, ROUND I: Brian Vahaly (US) bt Kenneth Carlsen (Den) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 l Irakli Labadze (Geo) bt Jan Weinzierl (Ger) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 l Richard Krajicek (Net) bt Jan-Michael Gambill (5, US) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 l Nikolay Davydenko (6, Rus) bt Karol Beck (Slo) 6-4, 6-2 l Flavio Saretta (Bra) bt Andre Sa (Bra) 6-2, 6-2 l Dominik Hrbaty (Slo) bt Luis Horna (Per) 6-3, 7-5 l Lee Hyung-taik (SK) bt Hugo Armando (US) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 l Mario Ancic (Cro) bt Taylor Dent (4, US) 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 l Martin Verkerk (Net) bt Karol Kucera (7, Svk) 6-2, 6-1 l Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt Juergen Melzer (Aut) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 l Andy Roddick (1, US) bt Alberto Martin (11, Esp) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).

WTA MADRID OPEN

ROUND I: Paola Suarez (5, Arg) bt Sarah Taylor (US) 6-2, 3-0, retd l Iroda Tulyaganova (7, Uzb) bt Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 6-4, 6-2 l Amy Frazier (US) bt Akiko Morigami (Jpn) 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1 l Barbara Schett (Aut) bt Rita Grande (Ita) 6-3, 6-2 l Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (Esp) bt Nicole Pratt (Aus) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

WORLD TEAM CUP

DUESSELDORF: BLUE GROUP: Germany lost to Chile 1-2 (German names first): Rainer Schuettler/Michael Kohlmann lost to Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu 6-1, 2-6, 0-6, Lars Burgsmueller lost to Fernando Gonzalez 4-6, 6-7 (6-8), Tomas Behrend bt Marcelo Rios 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) l Argentina bt Sweden 3-0 (Argentine names first): David Nalbandian/Lucas Arnold bt Thomas Enqvist/Jonas Bjorkman 6-7, (2-7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, David Nalbandian bt Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 6-2, Gaston Gaudio bt Thomas Enqvist 4-6, 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

CRICKET

NATIONAL ONE DAY LEAGUE

DIVISION I: At Glamorgan: Gloucestershire 133/9 in 26 ovs. (A. Wharf 4/18). Glamorgan 135/0 in 21.2 ovs. (I. Thomas 71 n.o., R. Croft 60 n.o.). Glamorgan won by 10 wkts by D/L method. Glamorgan 4 points, Gloucestershire 0 l At Leicester: Leicestershire 247/8 in 45 ovs. (D. Stevens 73, V. Sehwag 54; R. Sidebottom 5/42). Yorkshire 181 in 44.2 ovs (C. Dagnall 4/41). Leicestershire won by 66 runs. Leicestershire 4, Yorkshire 0 l At The Oval: Surrey 322/7 in 45 ovs. (M. Ramprakash 107 n.o., Azhar Mahmood 70; P.Trego 4/66). Kent 316/7 in 45 ovs. (E. Smith 99, M. Walker 80 n.o.). Surrey won by 6 runs. Surrey 4, Kent 0 l At Edgbaston: Warwickshire 143 in 18.4 ovs. Essex 146/2 in 19.1 ovs. (W. Jefferson 50). Essex won by 8 wkts. Essex 4, Warwickshire 0.

DIVISION II: At Old Trafford: Lancashire 231/4 in 30 ovs. (S. Law 98, C.Hooper 51 n.o.). Hampshire 150 in 23.3 ovs. Lancashire won by 70 runs (D/L method). Lancashire 4, Hampshire 0 l At Northampton: Northamptonshire 131/9 in 33 ovs. Derbyshire 5/0 in 3 ovs. Match abandoned. Northamptonshire 2, Derbyshire 2 l At Taunton: Nottinghamshire 293/4 in 35 ovs. (J. Cox 110, C. Gazzard 58, J.Bryant 56 n.o.). Somerset 265 in 33 ovs. (U. Afzaal 105, J. Gallian 69). Somerset won by 49 runs (D/L method). Somerset 4, Nottinghamshire 0.

For the book

Former Romania captain Gheorghe Popescu will end his prolific career after one last game for Bundesliga club Hanover 96 on Saturday. The club said on Tuesday that the 35-year-old midfielder had agreed to be released from his contract, which ran until 2004.


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