Keothavong crashes out of Shenzhen with straight sets defeat
09:09 GMT, 31 December 2012
Defeat: Keothavong lost her first-round match on Monday
Anne Keothavong's season got off to the worst possible start as she was knocked out of the WTA tour event in Shenzhen by China's Peng Shuai on Monday.
The British number three, who came through qualifying over the weekend, was beaten 6-4 6-0 by the sixth seed in the first round.
The defeat will be a setback for Keothavong's Australian Open preparations with the first grand slam of the year starting in Melbourne in two weeks.
Laura Robson won her first-round match on Sunday as she triumphed 6-2 6-1 over Romania's Edina Gallovits-Hill.
Second seed Marion Bartoli dropped just one game against Chinese wildcard Wing-Yau Chan.
British number one Heather Watson is playing in the ASB Classic in Auckland this week.