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Last Updated: Friday, 21 January, 2005, 00:06 GMT
Gamewatch: Baltacha v Farina Elia
Result: Baltacha 1-6 0-6 Farina Elia

All the action as British qualifier Elena Baltacha is beaten by 15th seed Silvia Farina Elia in the third round of the Australian Open.


Second set:

Baltacha 1-6 0-6 Farina Elia
A superb run by Baltacha at the Australian Open comes to a disappointing end as she bows out to the greater experience of Farina Elia.

Baltacha 1-6 0-6 Farina Elia
Farina Elia races through another routine service game, leaving Baltacha a game away from a heavy defeat.

Baltacha 1-6 0-4 Farina Elia
Baltacha looks completely deflated as she loses another service game. Farina Elia is just proving too consistent and too experienced.

Baltacha 1-6 0-3 Farina Elia
Baltacha appears to have run out of ideas and it looks like a battle to win another game.

Baltacha 1-6 0-2 Farina Elia
Farina Elia scrambles to a well-placed Baltacha backhand and produces an astonishing pass. It is another shattering blow to the Brit and she loses serve once more.

Baltacha 1-6 0-1 Farina Elia
The second set carries on in the same vein as the first. Baltacha is giving everything but cannot quite finish off the points.


First set:

Baltacha 1-6 Farina Elia
Baltacha loses serve for the third time to concede the set. Farina Elia is comfortably returning Baltacha's biggest shots and on set point, the Briton responds to the pressure in a long rally by sending a smash way over the baseline.

Baltacha 1-5 Farina Elia
Farina Elia looks to have this set in the bag now as Baltacha continues to huff and puff without much reward.

Baltacha 1-4 Farina Elia
Baltacha is having to work incredibly hard for every point against a very consistent opponent. The Briton saves another break point with a superb backhand winner and finally gets her name on the scoreboard.

Baltacha 0-4 Farina Elia
Baltacha screams in frustration as several more errors leave her in deep trouble.

Baltacha 0-3 Farina Elia
A nervy Baltacha completely mishits a second serve and gives Farina Elia hope at 30-30. The Italian quickly earns a break point and gets a second break when Baltacha hits long.

Baltacha 0-2 Farina Elia
Farina Elia sends a routine forehand beyond the baseline to let Baltacha back into the game at deuce but the Briton cannot take advantage.

Baltacha 0-1 Farina Elia
Silvia Farina Elia wins the toss but elects to receive against the big-serving Briton. Three groundstroke errors leave Baltacha facing three break points. She saves two with some bold baseline play but double-faults on the third.




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