WTA Pan Pacific: Laura Robson suffers first-round defeat to Ayumi Morita
Last Updated: September 23, 2013 3:01pm
Laura Robson: Lost in straight sets to Ayumi Morita
British No 1 Laura Robson has bowed out of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after a straight-sets loss to Ayumi Morita.
Robson would have fancied her chances of reaching round two given her higher world ranking.
However the 19-year-old was broken three times as home favourite Morita registered a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win in 86 minutes.
Ana Ivanovic, the No 11 seed, was barely troubled as she rattled off a 6-1 6-1 victory over Annika Beck.
Casey Dellacqua, Eugenie Bouchard and Flavia Pennetta also recorded straight-forward wins.
Dellacqua saw off the challenge off Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 6-1, Bouchard beat Monica Puig 6-0 6-4 and Pennetta toppled Daniela Hantuchova 6 -3 6-3.
Japan's Misaki Doi had to come from behind, though, before beating Varvara Lepchenko 6-7 (7-3) 6-0 7-5, while compatriot Kimiko Date-Krumm was leading 6-2 4-1 when her opponent Anastasia Rodionova retired injured.
Aleksandra Wozniak was pushed all the way by Francesca Schiavone before triumphing 2-6 6-4 6-2, while Shuai Peng was too strong for Risa Ozaki as she won 6-2 6-1.