Anne Keothavong knocked out of Malaysian Open

Anne Keothavong
Anne Keothavong

Britain's Anne Keothavong has been knocked out of the Malaysian Openexternal-link in straight sets by qualifier Hsieh Su-wei from Chinese Taipei.

The British number two lost 6-4 7-5 in a first-round match interrupted for a short time by rain.

She was 6-5 down and about to serve to stay in the match when rain stopped play, but was immediately broken.

Keothavong's last defeat was in the second round of the Qatar Openexternal-link in straight sets to Agnieszka Radwanska.