The Swiss tennis player, George Bastl, has crashed out of the first round of the Queen's tournament in London.This content was published on June 11, 2002 - 23:44
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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