Heather Watson, Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski suffer defeats in the Australian Open doubles

Last Updated: 17/01/13 6:55am

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Heather Watson and Marina Erakovic lost in straight sets

Heather Watson and Marina Erakovic lost in straight sets

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There was disappointment for Britain's doubles hopes as Heather Watson, Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski all bowed out.

Watson, who is through to the third round of the singles, suffered a straight-sets loss alongside partner Marina Erakovic to ninth seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke.

Watson and New Zealand Erakovic, who won two WTA Tour titles together in 2012, were blown away 6-4 6-0.

The men's pairing of Delgado and Skupski were left to rue their poor start as they crashed out 6-0 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 against Polish pair Tomasz Bednarek and Jerzy Janowicz.

There was better news for Wimbledon champion Jonny Marray, though, as he and Brazilian Andre Sa advanced.

Marray, who won at SW19 alongside Frederik Nielsen last year, and Sa toppled Lukas Lacko and Igor Zelenay 4-6 7-5 7-6 (7-5).

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