Anne comes up just short of semi-final place
CUMBERLAND S British No.1 Anne Keothavong missed the chance to reach the last eight of the Bank of the West Classic, losing to beaten finalist Marion Bartoli in California last week. The 24-year-old threw away a potential match-winning position against t
CUMBERLAND'S British No.1 Anne Keothavong missed the chance to reach the last eight of the Bank of the West Classic, losing to beaten finalist Marion Bartoli in California last week.
The 24-year-old threw away a potential match-winning position against the 2007 Wimbledon runner-up.
Keothavong was 4-1 up in the deciding set and heading for the quarter-finals but then lost four straight games.
Although she levelled at 5-5, the Briton could not stop the world No. 15 closing out a 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 victory. Bartoli raced through the first set after taking a 3-0 and 4-1 lead. However, the second set was an entirely different matter, with Keothavong in complete control.
You may also want to watch:
Bartoli held serve to go 1-0 up in the decider. But Keothavong won the next three games to appear on course for another impressive victory following her defeat of world No.33 Sania Mirza in the first round.
Meanwhile, Keothavong lost 6-3, 6-2 to veteran American Jill Craybas in the first round of the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles this week.
- 1 Armed police search Tube at Finchley Road and find 'imitation' gun
- 2 Brian Rose: Who is the London mayoral candidate in the suit on the billboards?
- 3 Teenage girls charged with Hampstead robberies
- 4 Hampstead Heath bosses look for injunction power to stop bad behaviour
- 5 Woman dies after house fire in Muswell Hill
- 6 The Magdala: US collector digs up pub history from long before Ruth Ellis
- 7 Camden Council seeks to honour Covid-19 pandemic heroes
- 8 Lilian Baylis House: Old Decca Studios site for sale, but could become listed
- 9 'Big elephant's backside': David Hare and Nicole Farhi slam house plans
- 10 Nazanin may become 'bargaining chip' in Iran nuclear deal, warns husband
Keothavong, up to a career-best 76 in the world, was broken in the second game and never recovered.