Anne Keothavong goes out of Luxembourg Open

Anne Keothavong

Anne Keothavong was knocked out of the Luxembourg Open in the second round by top seed Roberta Vinci of Italy.

The British number three, who reached the semi-finals last year, came into the draw as a lucky loser and beat Kiki Bertens in the first round.

But Vinci proved too strong and sealed a 6-4 6-1 victory over the 29-year-old.

Keothavong, ranked 83rd, needed a strong finish to the season to defend the ranking points she earned this time last year and stay in the top 100.

Vinci now faces a quarter-final against Venus Williams, who beat ninth seed Mona Barthel of Germany 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.