Elena Baltacha was happy with the way she played despite being comprehensively beaten in the first round of the French Open.

Baltacha, who only returned to action last month following seven months out due to injury, was defeated 6-3 6-0 by Marina Erakovic from New Zealand.

The match took just 56 minutes but Baltacha was pleased with how the comeback has gone.

She said after the game: "The comeback has been pretty good. I've been pretty happy. My form has been good.

"It's just a shame today I couldn't turn it around. It's a shame that she played such a good match."

The 29-year-old was playing her first Grand Slam since Wimbledon last year after needing surgery on her ankle following the 2012 Olympics.

The defeat came against an opponent who had lost seven of her previous eight encounters but Baltacha admitted it would have been tough to beat the world ranked 92.

She said: "I think on a whole she just played an unbelievable match and I just couldn't hurt her with anything today."

Erakovic will go on to play 16th seed Dominika Cibulkova from Slovakia in the second round after she defeated Lesia Tsurenko.

Baltacha's defeat meant Heather Watson was the only Briton left in the singles tournament at the start Wednesday's play.


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