Shriver, Fernandez Beaten; Evert, Agassi Win Matches

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Pam Shriver and Mary Jo Fernandez, a newly formed doubles team, can concentrate on that event at the U.S. Open. Both were eliminated from singles play today.

Shriver continued a slump that has seen her slip from the top five in the world to No. 9, losing 6-2, 6-3 to Larisa Savchenko of the Soviet Union. Shriver said she has lost her competitive fire.

"I haven't enjoyed a lot of the tennis," she said. "I'm trying to find some humor in things and failing."

Shriver, who teamed with Martina Navratilova to dominate women's doubles, now is partnered with Fernandez, the 10th seed who lost to Wendy White 6-4, 6-3.

The breakup with Navratilova also has hurt her play, Shriver admitted.

"Doubles was a bit of a disappointment," she said. "But at least I got a new partner."

Andre Agassi, the sixth-seeded man, beat Robbie Weiss 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 today.

In other first-round women's singles play today, Chris Evert beat Bettina Fulco of Argentina, 6-4 6-2, and Hana Mandlikova beat Eva Pfaff of West Germany, 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-0)

Gigi Fernandez of the United States beat Amanda Coetzer of South Africa, 6-3, 6-3; Italy's Cathy Caverzasio beat Mary Lou Daniels of the United States, 6-3, 6-4, and Laura Gildemeister of Peru beat Nicole Provis of Australia 7-6, (7-5), 7-5.

In the other men's singles match completed after rain delayed the start of play, Stefan Edberg of Sweden beat Javier Frana of Argentina, 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 7-5, Christo van Rensburg of South Africa beat Johan Carlsson of Sweden, 6-2 6-2 7-5, and Glenn Michibata of Canada beat Brad Drewett of Australia, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

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