Keothavong woes continue in Brazil
Anne Keothavong suffered disappointment on Tuesday, as she was beaten by Kristina Mladenovic in the opening round of the Brazil Cup.
Keothavong, the current world No. 183, put in a valiant effort against the Frenchwoman - but was ultimately unable to win the crucial points as the world No. 58 eventually completed a 6-3 6-4 victory.
The Brit's serve was her undoing, a first serve percentage of just 44 per cent ultimately seeing her broken five times during the course of the match. The 29-year-old has now won just one WTA match since last year's Wimbledon.
Elsewhere, top seed Venus Williams eased into the second round with a composed 6-3 6-3 victory over Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.