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Keothavong loses in Brazil

Anne Keothavong was dumped out of the first round of the Brasil Tennis Cup as she lost 6-3 6-4 to fifth seed Kristina Mladenovic.

The Frenchwoman had been unable to practise because her bags were lost on the flight over, but British number four Keothavong could not take advantage.

"In the match I focused on every shot, fought everything and found the rhythm, and I beat a very good player," Mladenovic told wtatennis.com. "I didn't expect to win this match."