British No 1 Heather Watson bows out of the WTA Pattaya Open

Last Updated: 31/01/13 1:28pm

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Heather Watson: Lost in three sets to Anastasija Sevastova

Heather Watson: Lost in three sets to Anastasija Sevastova

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Heather Watson's WTA Pattaya Open challenge is over after a three-set defeat to Anastasija Sevastova.

The eighth seed failed to build on her promising form from the Australian Open as she suffered a 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-2 loss to the Latvian in two hours 26 minutes.

There was better news for Watson's doubles partner Marina Erakovic, with the New Zealander beating Varatchaya Wongteanchai 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in the second round.

However there was an upset in the delayed first-round ties as Ana Ivanovic crashed out.

The top seed from Serbia was beaten 6-3 5-7 6-3 by Ayumi Morita.

Fellow seeds Daniela Hantuchova and Elena Vesnina managed to avoid suffering the same fate - although only after three-set clashes.

Hantuchova, the No 6 seed, came out on top 6-1 3-6 6-0 against Olga Puchkova, while seventh-seeded Vesnina eventually saw off Eleni Daniilidou 6-2 5-7 6-2.

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