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Bastl crashes out of Queen's

Bastl will have to continue his grass court preparations elsewhere


The Swiss tennis player, George Bastl, has crashed out of the first round of the Queen's tournament in London.

Bastl lost 7-6, 6-3 against Karol Kucera of Slovakia on Tuesday, in a disappointing start to his grass court preparations.

Bastl's defeat came a day after the Swiss veteran, Marc Rosset, fired 14 aces to defeat his British opponent, Arwind Parmar, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. He will face Robby Ginepri of the United States in the second round.

Meanwhile, Emmanuelle Gagliardi suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Anna Smashnova of Israel, 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the ATP tournament in Vienna.

Schnyder through to second round

Patty Schnyder was the only Swiss competitor to make it through to the second round of a tournament on Tuesday.

Schnyder (WTA 18) beat her Slovakian opponent, Martina Sucha, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 during the Vienna tournament.

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