Posted: Tuesday August 20, 2013 2:16 PM

Kerber upset by Vesnina in New Haven Open

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Germany's Angelique Kerber was upset in the second round of the New Haven Open on Tuesday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Russia's Elena Vesnina.

Kerber, seeded second, was making her first appearance in New Haven. She drew a first-round bye.

Vesnina, a 2009 finalist, won the first three games to take control of the first set. She broke serve for the sixth time in the final game of the match. Kerber hit a forehand just wide on match point, then threw her racket in disgust. The call was upheld after a challenge.

Later Tuesday, defending champion Petra Kvitova faces Annika Beck in a match postponed because of rain Monday night.

 
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