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Rosset and Schnyder shine

Rosset put in a good performance in Marseille Keystone

Switzerland's Marc Rosset and Patty Schnyder have enjoyed successful second round matches in their respective tennis tournaments.

Rosset is through to the third round of the Marseille Open in France after he beat Morocco’s Hicham Arazi. Seeded eighth in the tournament, Arazi made Rosset work hard to win the first set 7-5.

The Swiss man from Geneva then closed the match with a solid win in the second set, 6-2.

His female compatriot, Patty Schnyder, also shone at the Antwerp tennis tournament in Belgium. She beat fourth-seed Jelena Dokic, after the Yugoslav retired with an injury.

Dokic bows out

Schnyder opened the match well and took the first set 6-4. Despite complaining of pain in the second, Dokic managed to take the set 4-6.

However, the Yugoslav decided to call it a day with one game all in the third.

“The strained muscle in my right thigh began to hurt during the second set,” Dokic said after the match. “My training and tests went well, and I felt 100 per cent. But it’s true that a match is a different thing,” she continued.

Dokic decided to go ahead with the match against Schnyder, but suggested she regretted taking the risk. “But who could have predicted the outcome?” she added.

Heuberger knocked out

There was less good news for Switzerland’s Ivo Heuberger who crashed out of the second round of the Copenhagen Open, in Denmark. Rainer Schuettler from Germany, who is the number two seed for the tournament, beat him in straight sets 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

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