The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Moore makes progress at Aegon
Great Britain’s Tara Moore won only her second ever WTA match after seeing off Donna Vekic at the Aegon Open yesterday – but she is still sweating on a place at Wimbledon.
The 23-year-old, who reached the final of an ITF event at Eastbourne last week, got the better of the World No 111 in straight sets in Nottingham, winning 6-2 7-5.
It represents a steady improvement for Moore, who last won on the main tour in 2012.
A run deep into this tournament will help the World No 280’s chances but as things stand her fate rests with the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
British No 2 Heather Watson lost against Magdalena Rybarikova by 4-6 6-0 6-4.
Former British No 1 Laura Robson did not enjoy much success, either, as she was beaten 6-3 7-5 by Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito.
Naomi Broady did not fare much better as she was given the runaround by Su-wei Hsieh. The Stockport-based Brit endured a torrid time as the Taipen player won 6-2 6-1 in just 53 minutes.