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Li Na cruises as Radwanska slips up

GRASS GAMES:The tune-up tournament for Wimbledon, which starts in a few days, saw some seeds getting in their stride in the first round, while some others faltered

AFP, EASTBOURNE, England

Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, twice a Wimbledon quarter-finalist, beat Finn Jarkko Nieminen 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5). Slovak Martin Klizan beat Victor Troicki 6-3, 6-2, while Ivan Dodig stropped Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-4.

Czech veteran Radek Stepanek schooled Aussie Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-2.

In the women’s doubles, Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied to defeat Janette Husarova of Slovakia and Varvara Lepchenko of the US 2-6, 6-2, 10-7.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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