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November 02, 1998

THIS WEEK

ATP TOURNAMENTS STARTING TODAY

Mercedes Paris Open

* Site: Paris

* Draw: 48 singles, 24 doubles

* Purse: $2.3 million (singles winner, $393,000)

* Surface: Indoor (carpet)

* Defending champion: Pete Sampras

* Seeded No. 1: Sampras

* Field: Top players include Sampras, Marcelo Rios, Patrick Rafter, Andre Agassi and Carlos Moya.

Cerveza Club Colombia Open

* Site: Bogota, Colombia

* Draw: 32 singles, 16 doubles

* Purse: $315,000 (singles winner, $45,000)

* Surface: Outdoor (clay)

* Defending champion: Francisco Clavet

* Seeded No. 1: Felix Mantilla

* Field: Top players include Mantilla, Clavet, Alberto Berasategui, Thomas Muster and Jim Courier.

WTA TOURNAMENT STARTING TODAY

Sparkassen Cup International

* Site: Leipzig, Germany

* Draw: 32 singles, 16 doubles

* Purse: $450,000 (singles winner, $79,000)

* Surface: Indoor (Supreme)

* Defending champion: Jana Novotna

* Seeded No. 1: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

* Field: Top players include Sanchez Vicario, Steffi Graf, Nathalie Tauziat, Irina Spirlea, Amanda Coetzer.

WINNERS' CIRCLE

A look at Sunday's tournament champions:

EUROCARD OPEN

* Men: Richard Krajicek beat Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, in winning the tournament for the second time and clinching one of the last two spots left in the eight-man, season-ending world championship in Hanover.

MEXICAN OPEN

* Men: Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic beat Xavier Malisse of Belgium, 6-3, 6-3, to win the $315,000 event in Mexico City.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

* Senior Men: Jimmy Connors swept Andres Gomez, 6-2, 6-3, to take the $150,000 event at Tokyo.

BELL CHALLENGE

* Women: Tara Snyder earned her first WTA title by rallying to defeat fifth-seeded fellow American Chanda Rubin, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), at Quebec.

SEAT LUXEMBOURG OPEN

* Women: Mary Pierce, seeded No. 2, claimed the Seat Open after beating Italy's Silvia Farina 6-0 in the first set. Farina retired after trailing, 2-0, in the second set.

10. Nathalie Tauziat Falters vs. Farina at Luxembourg.

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