Keothavong falls in Istanbul

Eurosport - Tue, 27 Jul 15:22:00 2010

Britain's Anne Keothavong has crashed out in the first round of the WTA Istanbul event after losing to French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-2.

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Trailing 4-0 overnight after the match was suspended due to rain, Keothavong managed to get a couple of games on the board before finally dropping the first set.

However, she then quickly fell into a 5-0 hole in the second, and while she put in a gutsy spell to extend the match, the Italian then broke her serve in the eight game of the set to finally wrap up the victory.

In better news for British tennis fans Elena Baltacha moved into the second round with a 7-5 7-6 victory over local player Cagla Buyukakcay.

Baltacha will now get the chance to avenge Keothavong's defeat as she faces Schiavone in the next round.


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