Baltacha loses in semi-final

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The Independent Online

Elena Baltacha missed out on a place in the Sparta Prague Open final as she lost her semi-final against Klara Zakopalova on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Briton suffered a 6-1, 6-3 defeat against the Czech second seed. Baltacha had not dropped a set on her way to the semi-finals, beating Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the previous round.