British women Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha progress in Australian Open

Anne Keothavong advanced to the second round of the Australian Open for the first time in her career to cap a wonderful day for British tennis.

The Londoner beat Russia's Arina Rodionova 7-5 6-4 to join Elena Baltacha in getting over the first hurdle.



A first set containing five breaks of serve was edged by Keothavong and two further breaks in the second proved enough to see her go through to a meeting with 30th-seeded German Andrea Petkovic, who thrashed Jill Craybas 6-1 6-2.

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