Heather Watson is out of the Japan Open to continue a miserable 2013 for the Brit.
The British number two was defending her title, but lost in straight sets to Monica Puig, as her 2012 title winning form looked like a distant memory.
The 21-year-old started the year 49th in the world rankings, but a poor year means she has dropped to 92nd.
The match started well for Watson as she broke her opponent three times, but her own serving problems cost her dearly, dropping her serve five times and she lost 6-4 6-4 in just 93 minutes.
It will most certainly be a year to forget for Watson, who has suffered with glandular fever, leading her to pull out of several tournaments. Her diagnosis also led to first round exits at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
She also changed her coach in an effort to regain her form, but it so far appears to have had little impact on the Brit.
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