Elena Baltacha loses to Parmentier in Suez Open semi

Elena Baltacha
Baltacha enjoyed her most successful ever week on clay

British number one Elena Baltacha saw her encouraging run at the clay-court Suez Open end with defeat by Pauline Parmentier in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

The Scot, playing in her first ever semi-final on clay, went down 6-3 6-1 at the ITF event in France.

Fellow Briton Laura Robson lost 4-6 6-4 6-1 to American top seed seed Alison Riske in the Florida ITF semi-finals.

And Heather Watson lost 2-6 6-1 6-3 to American Christina McHale in Italian Open qualifying.

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