Heather Watson, Naomi Broady beaten at Aegon Classic
It was not a good day for the Brits at the Aegon Classic as Heather Watson and Naomi Broady were sent packing.
British number one Watson lost to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets 6-7(5) 4-6.
Watson has been struggling with an elbow problem which prevented her from competing in Nottingham last week but is confident of featuring at Wimbledon.
“I’m looking after it and making sure I feel good," Watson said. "I’m definitely going to Eastbourne and I’m definitely going to Wimbledon.
“I don’t think it’s why I lost, I’m still managing it, still looking after it. I lost because I played really poorly. I made way too many unforced errors, I was very inconsistent. I couldn’t relax, couldn’t find my rhythm and I just didn’t feel comfortable.
“Usually I’ll always go out with some nerves and butterflies and within a game or two they’re gone and I feel good. But I felt it throughout the whole match, from beginning until the end, and it got worse as the match went on.”
Broady make it into the second round at the Aegon Classic but lost to number one seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-2.
Great Britain's Naomi Broady looks dejected as she waves to fans after defeat during the second roundReuters
1-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 6-4 6-2
Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) beat 7-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 4-6 6-1 7-6(4)
10-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 6-2 3-6 6-2
12-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 7-6(7) 6-4
Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) beat 14-Irina Begu (Romania) 4-6 7-6(10) 6-4
15-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Tereza Smitkova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-4
16-Caroline Garcia (France) beat Tatjana Maria (Germany) 6-2 2-6 7-6(6)
Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) 7-5 6-3
Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-3 7-6(7)
Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-2
Timea Babos (Hungary) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-2 6-7(5) 7-6(5)
Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 7-6(5) 6-4
Misaki Doi (Japan) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-4 6-1
Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) 7-6(7) 7-6(5)