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Atp Tournaments Starting Today

October 26, 1998

Eurocard Open

* Site: Stuttgart, Germany

* Draw: 48 singles

* Purse: $2.2 million (singles winner, $376,000)

* Surface: Indoor (carpet)

* Seeded No. 1: Pete Sampras

* Defending champion: Petr Korda

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

Abierto Mexicano de Tenis

* Site: Mexico City

* Draw: 32 singles

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

* Surface: Outdoor (clay)

* Seeded No. 1: Felix Mantilla

* Defending champion: Francisco Clavet

* Field: Top players include Mantilla, Clavet, Alberto Berasategui, Gustavo Kuerten and Jim Courier.

WTA EVENTS STARTING TODAY

Bell Challenge

* Site: Quebec City

* Draw: 32 singles

* Purse: $164,250

* Surface: Indoors (hard court)

* Defending champion: Brenda Schultz-McCarthy

* Field: Top players include Dominique Van Roost, Sandrine Testud, Julie Halard-Decugis.

Seat Open

* Site: Luxembourg

* Draw: 32 singles

* Purse: $164,250

* Surface: Indoors (supreme)

* Defending champion: Amanda Coetzer

* Field: Top players include Coetzer, Conchita Martinez, Nathalie Tauziat, Mary Pierce, Irina Spirlea.

WINNERS' CIRCLE

A look at Sunday's tournament champions:

LYON GRAND PRIX

* Men: No. 4-seeded Alex Corretja became the first Spaniard to win an indoor title since 1976, with a 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 victory over Germany's Tommy Haas in the $750,000 tournament at Lyon, France.

CZECH INDOOR

* Men: No. 2-seeded Andre Agassi defeated Slovakia's Jan Kroslak, ranked No. 153 in the world, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

HARVEY NORMAN CHAMPIONS

* Men: John McEnroe won his second consecutive Champions Tour tournament, beating Johan Kriek, 7-5, 6-3, in Melbourne, Australia.

KREMLIN CUP

* Women: Mary Pierce upset No. 2-seeded Monica Seles, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, in the $1-million tournament at Moscow, winning her third title of the year.

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