Anne Keothavong out of Budapest Grand Prix after defeat to Klara Zakopalova

Keothavong suffers early exit in Budapest after defeat to fourth seed Zakopalova

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15:23 GMT, 30 April 2012

Anne Keothavong was knocked out of the Budapest Grand Prix in the first round by fourth seed Klara Zakopalova.

The world No 75 from London had chances to spring a surprise but let a set point slip in the first set and was eventually beaten 7-6 (7/3) 3-6 6-2 in two hours 38 minutes.

With Zakopalova serving at 3-5 in the first set, Keothavong missed a break-point opportunity and was then broken for the fourth time as a see-saw set went to a tie-break.

Early exit: Anne Keothavong suffered a first round defeat in Budapest

Early exit: Anne Keothavong suffered a first round defeat in Budapest

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She led 2-1 with a mini-break only to drop three points in succession and lose the breaker 7/3 and the set in an hour and four minutes.

The second set saw Keothavong level the match, two breaks of serve setting up a 6-3 success.

She was broken in the fourth game of the decider and though she immediately hit back, that was to be the last game she won as two more breaks carried Zakopalova to victory.