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Tennis: Baltacha out of the US Open but remains positive

September 2, 2010

The British number one, Elena Baltacha, exited the US Open in the second round against the number 27 seed, Petra Kvitova, yet remains positive about her game.

Elena-BaltachaHer first round win against Petra Martic had granted the Scot her first ever main draw win in the tournament but was halted in her mission by the 20 year old Czech, one of this year’s Wimbledon semi finalists.

In a tight first set, the 27 year old saved two break points in the 11th game that resulted in a tie breaker where she narrowly lost 5-7. A break down in the second set proved too much for Baltacha and with her first serve percentage dropping, was unable to reproduce the form she had shown in the first set.

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Speaking after the match, Baltacha explained she felt it was really her serve that had let her down, giving her opponent too many second serves and chances to attack.  By the end she was playing a very defensive game with few chances to produce winners allowing the Czech to really dominate the match.

Despite her quest for victory over in New York, Baltacha remains positive about her game. The Brit believes she is playing well enough to pull herself up the rankings as she commented, ‘I really believe that I am a top 50 player now and breaking in would be very special’. As the events at Flushing Meadows unravel, we will see whether the British number one can jump up from her current ranking of 57.

Next month will see Baltacha travel to Delhi where she will represent Scotland in the Commenwealth Games.

Kirsty Page, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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