Keothavong is outclassed

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Wimbledon wild card recipients Anne Keothavong and Amanda Janes each played the role of the plucky Brit, but they lost in the first round of the Hastings Direct championships at Eastbourne yesterday.

Of the two, Janes put up the better showing, losing 7-5, 6-4 to Amy Frazier, the world No 46. Keothavong is now the British No 1, ranked No 147 in the world, but she ran into a different class of player in Ai Sugiyama, the world No 13, who won 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour.