Miller upsets the rankings at Edgbaston

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The British teenager Megan Miller scored one of the best wins of her short career when she beat the American Laxmi Poruri in the first round of the DFS Women's Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham yesterday.

Miller, a qualifier who grew up in Florida but holds a British passport through her father John, won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a match lasting 102 minutes.

Indian-born Poruri is not well known in Britain but she has beaten Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the runner-up in the French Open on Saturday, and also reached the quarter-finals of two WTA Tour events last year. At 133 she is 199 places above 18-year-old Miller in the world rankings.

Britain's three other representatives in the main draw - Clare Wood, the British No 1 from Brighton, Sam Smith of Essex and Exeter qualifier Karen Cross - all play their first-round matches today.