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TENNIS

WTA TASHKENT OPEN

Round I: Stephanie Foretz (Fra) bt Renata Voracova (Cze) 6-2, 4-0 retired l Flavia Penetta (5, Ita) bt Tatiana Garbin (Ita) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 l Saori Obata (3, Jpn) bt Tatiana Poutchek (Blr) 6-3, 6-2 l Lyudmila Skavronskaya (Rus) bt Antonella Serra Zanetti (Ita) 6-1, 6-2 l Emmanuelle Gagliardi (2, Swi) bt Anastasia Rodionova (Rus) 6-2, 6-4 l Virginia Ruano Pascual (4, Esp) bt Adriana Barna (Ger) 6-2, 6-3 l Maria Kirilenko (Rus) bt Tzipora Obziler (Isr) 3-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 l Angelique Widjaja (7, Ina) bt Claudine Schaul (Lux) 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) l Yulia Beygelzimer (Ukr) bt Maria Golovizina (Rus) 6-3, 6-3 l Jelena Kostanic (8, Cro) bt Eva Fislova (Svk) 6-1, 6-2 l Petra Mandula (1, Hun) bt Akugul Amanmuradova (Uzb) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) l Jill Craybas (6, US) bt Evgenia Kulikovskaya (Rus) 6-1, 6-1 l Patricia Wartusch (Aut) bt Olga Barabanschikova (Blr) 7-5, 6-1.

WTA FILDERSTADT GRAND PRIX

Round I: Conchita Martinez (Esp) bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Ger) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 l Silvia Farina Elia (Ita) bt Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4).

ATP CA TROPHY

VIENNA, Round I: Juan Ignacio Chela (Arg) bt Nicolas Massu (7, Chi) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) l Juergen Melzer (Aut) bt Tommy Robredo (6, Esp) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3) l Tim Henman (GBR) bt Stefano Pescosolido (Ita) 6-2, 6-3 l Jonas Bjorkman (Swe) bt Filippo Volandri (Ita) 6-1, 6-4 l Sjeng Schalken (4, Ned) bt Alexander Waske (Ger) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 l Jarkko Nieminen (Fin) bt Karol Kucera (Svk) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0.

ATP LYON GRAND PRIX

Round I: Olivier Rochus (Bel) bt Thierry Ascione (Fra) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 l Dominik Hrbaty (Svk) bt Rafael Nadal (Esp) 6-3, 7-5 l Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) bt Felix Mantilla (4, Esp) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

For the book

Joe Baker, the former Hibernian, Torino, Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and England centre-forward, has died at 62 after collapsing from a suspected heart attack during a celebrity golf match in Lanark, Scotland. He holds the record for the most league goals in a season for Hibs, scoring 42 times in the 1959-60 season.


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