Watson & Robson lose in Birmingham
Heather Watson and Laura Robson were both knocked out in the second round of the Aegon Classic
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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