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Gagliardi crashes out in Acapulco

Emmanuelle Gagliardi keeps her eye on the ball Keystone Archive

Swiss tennis player, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, has lost the first round of the WTA tournament in Acapulco, Mexico.

The Genevan player lost in straight sets to Slovakia’s Katarina Srebotnik 2-6, 4-6.

The Slovakian, who at 69 is ranked 10 places higher than Gagliardi, made light work of her Swiss challenger in the first set and cruised to a quick win.

Gagliardi fought back in the next set but got off to a bad start when Srebotnik broke her serve in the second game. The Swiss player did however claw her way back to 4-4.

But Gagliardi efforts were in vain as Srebotnik soon regained strength and clinched her 6-4 victory.

Tuesday’s defeat further compounds Gagliardi’s disappointing performance this season following first round defeats in both Doha and Paris.

swissinfo with agencies

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