Heather Watson's French Open exit crowns miserable British showing

Laura Robson was sent packing Monday by former world number one Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Baltacha won just three games Tuesday in losing to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.

updated: May 29, 2013 18:03 IST
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Paris: Heather Watson, making her way back gingerly after a bout of glandular fever, slid out of the French Open on Wednesday in losing her opening round match against Stefanie Voegele.

Switzerland's Voegele won 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to send Watson crashing out at the opening hurdle and at the same time end British hopes, male or female, in this year's tournament given Andy Murray's absence from the men's event.

After trading opening serves, Watson then let slip three straight games and was thereafter chasing the encounter and although she rallied and broke back she succumbed to lose the opening set in 38min.

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  • Mahesh Bhupathi
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  • Na Li
  • Agnieszka Radwanska
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