Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson lose early in Memphis

Elena Baltacha

Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson both lost in straight sets as British interest ended swiftly at the Memphis International on Monday.

Baltacha, the British number one, went down 6-2 6-1 to Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands, ranked 22 places lower at 82 in the world.

And Watson followed soon after with a 6-2 6-3 defeat by Sofia Arvidsson.

The Swede will face Great Britain in the Fed Cup in April, although is unlikely to face Watson in singles.

World number 72 Arvidsson is the Swedish number two, while Watson is the British number four with a ranking of 123.

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