The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Moore makes progress at Aegon

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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.

 ??  ?? Tara Moore during her victory over Donna Vekic.
Tara Moore during her victory over Donna Vekic.

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