Baltacha out of Miami

Eurosport - Fri, 26 Mar 08:00:00 2010

Britain's Elena Baltacha crashed out of the WTA Miami after a 6-1 6-3 defeat in the second round to Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer.

TENNIS Britain's Elena Baltacha, who crashed out of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami after a second-round 6-1 6-3 defeat to Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer - 0

The British number one, ranked 62nd in the world, was easily beaten in the first set although she saved six break points in the second against the world number 14.

"She played an unbelievable match, but I must take the positives from my last two events," Baltacha told the BBC.

"I qualified for both (Indian Wells and Miami) and had my first win over a top 10 player two weeks ago at Indian Wells, so my whole season is getting better and better.

"It hasn't been comfortable and I've taken a few punches, but I beat a top 10 player, so I'm learning quickly."

Wickmayer, who made the semi-finals at the 2009 US Open, will play Petra Martic for a place in the last 16 after the Croatian beat Aravane Rezai of France 7-5 5-7 6-4.

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