Anne Keothavong suffers defeat in Texas Open first round

Anne Keothavong
Anne Keothavong

Anne Keothavong lost on a final set tie-break to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in the Texas Open first round.

The British number two was beaten 6-1 5-7 7-6 (11-9) by the world number 54.

Keothavong, 28, ranked 80 in the world, battled back after losing the opening set and was a break up in the final set only to lose on a tie-break.

Erakovic and British number one Heather Watson won their first round match in the doubles against Elizabeth Lumpkin and Yasmin Schnack.

They beat the Americans 6-2 2-6 10-8 to reach the second round.

Emily Webley-Smith was beaten by Croatian qualifier Mirjana Lucic 6-1 6-2.

Britain's number 11 was given a late call-up as a lucky loser following Angelique Kerber's withdrawal with a shoulder injury but was comprehensively beaten by the world number 97.

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