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Dellacqua falls to Vesnina in California


Dellacqua falls to Vesnina in California

Casey Dellacqua put up a good fight against Russian Elena Vesnina in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday, yet ultimately fell in two tight sets, 6-4 7-5.

Dellacqua, a qualifier into the main draw, made the world No.54 work hard for the victory on Court No.5 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

With Vesnina serving for the match leading 5-4 in the second set, the Western Australian broke serve to level scores.

Vesnina broke back to love to gain another opportunity to serve for the match, only to then watch as Dellacqua saved two match points and move just one point away from sending the set into a tiebreak.

But it was not to be. Vesnina responded strongly, winning three consecutive points to take the match after one hour and 24 minutes. In the second round, she will face No.32 seed Christina McHale of the United States.

Dellacqua remains alive in the doubles draw, partnering Sam Stosur. The pair will take on the Slovenian/Polish team of Andreja Klepac and Alicja Rosolska in their opening match.

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