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Watson & Robson lose in Birmingham

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Robson was defeated by Daniela Hantuchova in straight sets (©GettyImages)
Robson was defeated by Daniela Hantuchova in straight sets (©GettyImages).

Heather Watson and Laura Robson both suffered shock defeats as they were knocked out in the second round of the Aegon Classic in Edgbaston.

Watson was defeated 6-4 6-3 by Alla Kudryavtseva, a player ranked 118 places below the Brit, in one hour and 11 minutes.

Robson followed through the exit door soon after as she was beaten by Daniela Hantuchova 6-3 6-4.

Watson was playing just her third match since recovering from glandular fever which ruled her out of tennis for two months and only won 59% of the points on her first serve. It was just 42% on the second serve.

Robson also suffered with a poor second serve as she won only 27% of the points on her second serve. The percentage of points won when her first serve was successful was 92% but this did not stop her being defeated by the world number 51.

Another Brit was defeated in the second round too as Johanna Konta was defeated 6-4 6-1 by her 12th seeded opponent Kristina Mladenovic.

This means there are now no Britons left in the draw.

 

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