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Suffolk tennis player pulls out of tournament

Elena Baltacha Credit: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Elena Baltacha has been forced to pull out of her second qualifying round match against Laura Robson at the AEGON International after suffering a neck injury.

Baltacha is optimistic about making a swift recovery and is still hoping to play doubles alongside Fed Cup team-mate Anne Keothavong.

Elena said:

“I'm very disappointed because I was really looking forward to playing Laura. My neck was really sore during practice earlier today and the even though the WTA physios worked hard to try to get me ready to play, in the end I had no choice but to pull out of the match."

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