Elena Baltacha beaten by Varvara Lepchenko in Barcelona
Elena Baltacha has been knocked out of the Barcelona Open after a 7-6 (7-3) 1-6 2-6 defeat by Varvara Lepchenko.
The British number one took the first set on a tie-break, after both players had broken each other twice.
The American hit back and dominated the second set as Baltacha's first serve began to fail her.
Lepchenko was 5-1 ahead in the final set and serving for the match but was broken, before breaking the Briton to seal the first-round win.