Elizabeth Cann loses in Italian Open first round

Jersey badminton star Elizabeth Cann
The defeat is Cann's second early exit in less than a month

Jersey's England number one Elizabeth Cann suffered another early tournament exit as she lost in the first round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Cann lost 21-17 21-6 to Spanish third seed Carolina Marin in Rome.

The 32-year-old lost in the second round of the Scottish International tournament in Glasgow last month.

Cann, who won Commonwealth Games bronze last year, is hoping to be selected as part of the Great Britain team to play at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Elizabeth Cann is one of BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Channel Islands News' featured athletes as part of 'Olympic Dreams' in the build up to London 2012.

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