TENNIS ROUNDUP : Navratilova Breezes, but Capriati and Seles Are Ousted in Tokyo

From Associated Press

Top-seeded Martina Navratilova easily advanced to the quarterfinals, but teen-age stars Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati lost their quarterfinal matches today in the Nichirei International Ladies Tennis Championships in Tokyo.

Navratilova, the Wimbledon champion, beat Stephanie Rehe of Highland, Calif., 6-1, 6-3, to advance to the third round.

Eighth-seeded Amy Frazier, an 18-year-old from Rochester Hills, Mich., beat the second-seeded Seles, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. Third-seeded Katerina Maleeva of Bulgaria defeated the 14-year-old Capriati, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Seles, 16, injured her right ankle when she slipped and fell during the 11th game of the second set with the score tied at 5. Frazier broke Seles in the 11th game and held serve in the 12th to take the set.

In second-round matches, Mary Joe Fernandez beat Cristina Tessi, 6-3, 6-1; Helena Sukova defeated Marianne Werdel of Bakersfield, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2; and Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere defeated Peanut Louie-Harper, 6-2, 6-2.

Fernandez faces Sukova and Navratilova plays Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere in quarterfinal matches Friday.

Defending champion Niclas Kroon of Sweden overcame a wrist injury and a broken contact lens to beat Brian Garrow of Los Altos Hills, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, in the second round of the Queensland Open in Brisbane, Australia.

Fourth-seeded Carl-Uwe Steeb, Kroon's opponent in the quarterfinals, defeated Sandon Stolle, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

Kroon, ranked 86th in the world, broke his right contact lens removing it Wednesday night. He was forced to use an old lens today, which he said slightly altered his vision.

"My eyes get worse every year, but it isn't much of a problem during daylight," Kroon said. "It was lucky it was not a night match."

Top-seeded Brad Gilbert beat Patrick Kuhnen, 6-3, 6-2. Gilbert will face Carl Limberger in the quarterfinals.

Zina Garrison, the top seed, defeated Alexia Dechaume, 6-1, 6-0, and moved into the quarterfinals of the Bayonne Women's tournament in France.

Second-seeded Nathalie Tauziat eliminated Sandra Wasserman, 6-2, 6-3, and will face Linda Ferrando in the quarterfinals Friday.

Unseeded Andrei Cherkasov upset defending champion Jim Courier, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, to move into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel, Switzerland.

The 20-year-old Soviet, 31st in the world rankings, won on his sixth match point. He broke Courier's serve twice in the third set.

Goran Ivanisevic advanced by beating Petr Korda, 6-1, 6-2.

Steffi Graf swept past Manon Bollegraf, 6-1, 6-2, to advance to the semifinals of the Volvo women's tournament in Leipzig, East Germany.

Conchita Martinez of Spain earned a berth opposite Graf by outlasting Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

Graf, the top seed, cruised through the first set after taking a quick 5-0 lead, and was up 3-0 in the second when she allowed Bollegraf to win two games in a row.

"I suffered a lapse in my concentration," Graf said. "But I rallied."

Barbara Paulus reached the quarterfinals by ousting Anne Minter, 6-1, 6-0.

Horacio de la Pena upset sixth-seeded Omar Camporese, 6-4, 6-4, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sicilian Open in Palermo.

Italy's Claudio Pistolesi beat countryman Renzo Furlan, 6-2, 6-4. Second-seeded Guillermo Perez Roldan edged Tomas Carbonell, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, while Marian Vajda eliminated Goran Prpic, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

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