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Richard Gasquet.
Richard Gasquet.

: Top seed Richard Gasquet turned 28 on Wednesday with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 defeat of Bernard Tomic to make a winning start at the ATP/WTA Eastbourne International second round. Tomic sent down 16 aces and goes into Wimbledon with confidence after his injury start to the season.

The results:

In Eastbourne: ATP/WTA Eastbourne International: Men: Second round: Richard Gasquet bt Bernard Tomic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Eduardo Roger-Vasselin bt Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 7-6(4); Martin Klizan bt Donald Young 7-6(4), 6-4.

Women: Second round: Angelique Kerber bt Alize Cornet 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(3); Lauren Davis bt Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-3; Camila Giorgi bt Johanna Konta 1-6, 7-5, 7-5; Ekaterina Makarova bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3; Caroline Wozniacki bt Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3.

In ‘s-Hertogenbosch: ATP/WTA Open: Men: Second round: Thiemo de Bakker bt Dmitry Tursunov w/o.

Women: Second round: Jie Zheng bt Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 0-1 (retd.); Klara Zakopalova bt Mona Barthel 6-2, 7-6(6); Garbine Muguruza bt Yvonne Meusburger 6-4, 6-1; Magdalena Rybarikova bt Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5.— AFP

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