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Tennis Roundup : Shriver Beats Kohde-Kilsch, Meets Sukova for Title Today

January 10, 1988|From Times Wire Services

Top-seeded Pam Shriver and second-seeded Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia advanced to the final of the $325,000 New South Wales Open on Saturday at Sydney, Australia.

Shriver defeated West Germany's Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, 7-5, 6-2. Sukova beat Patty Fendick, 7-6, 6-1.

Shriver and Sukova have met three times on grass before, Shriver winning twice.

Andrei Chesnokov of the Soviet Union meets John Fitzgerald of Australia in the men's singles final.

Chesnokov, seeded third, upset top-seeded Christo Van Rensburg of South Africa, 6-3, 7-6, and Fitzgerald, seeded fifth, ousted Joey Rive, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Fitzgerald and Chesnokov have not played before.

Chesnokov will be the first Soviet to play in a New South Wales Open final since Alexander Metreveli won in 1972.

Ivan Lendl fought off two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before beating Australia's Wally Masur, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, in the final of an exhibition tournament at Gold Coast, Australia.

Lendl needed three hours to beat Masur in the tuneup for next week's Australian Open.

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