Tennis: Australian Open

MELBOURNE (NTB-Reuters-AFP): Tennisturneringen Australian Open (6,5 mill. dollar) 19 januar 1998:

Menn, 1. runde:
Pete Sampras (1), USA - Sjeng Schalken, Nederland 7-5, 6-4, 6-2

Jonas Björkman (4), Sverige - Allen Belobrajdic, Australia 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1

Petr Korda (6), Tsjekkia - Albert Portas, Spania 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Carlos Moya (7), Spania - Peter Tramacchi, Australia 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-3)

Sergi Bruguera (10), Spania - Karol Kucera, Slovakia 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, avbrutt (Bruguera trakk seg)

Alex Corretja (11), Spania - Lucas Arnold, Argentina 6-4, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Byron Black, Zimbabwe - Felix Mantilla (14), Spania 6-4, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Mark Philipoussis (15), Australia - Alex Calatrava, Spania 7-6 (7-0), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Kvinner, 1. runde:

Lindsay Davenport (2), USA - Amelie Cocheteux, Frankrike 6-2, 6-3

Iva Majoli (4), Kroatia - Naoko Sawamatsu, Japan 6-4, 6-2

Serena Williams, USA - Irina Spirlea (6), Romania 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-1

Conchita Martinez (8), Spania - Sandra Klösel, Tyskland 6-2, 6-2

Natasja Zvereva, Hviterussland - Sabine Appelmans (12), Belgia 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Lisa Raymond (13), USA - Nicole Pratt, Australia 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Ruxandra Dragomir (15), Romania - Meike Babel, Tyskland 6-2, 6-1.