Early exit for Dellacqua

Casey Dellacqua has fallen in the first round of Australian Open 2013 to American Madison Keys in straight sets, 6-4 7-6(0).

West Australian Dellacqua fell behind early in the opening set as her opponent went on the attack.

In a tight second set, Dellacqua brought up two set points in the 12th game but was unable to convert as Keys forced the set to a tiebreak, which she won 7-0.

Dellacqua will remain in Melbourne where she will contest the doubles with Ashleigh Barty who also lost in the first round today.

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