The British number three was beaten in the final round of qualifying but was given a second chance and a favourable draw against Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova.
All looked to be going smoothly for Broady as she won the first set without facing a break point but Tomova hit back to take the second on a tie-break.
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Broady battled back after losing the first four games of the decider and saved two match points at 5-3 but eventually fell to a 3-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 defeat.
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