Astra Sharma has been beaten in straight units by youngster Clara Tauson in the first round of the WTA’s Luxembourg Initiate.
Australia’s only participant in the WTA Tour 250 match, Sharma became unable to capitalise on three ruin points in a 6-2 6-2 loss to Danish 18-year-ancient Tauson.
World No.112 Sharma, who gained her first main tour match in Charleston in April, had her encourage broken twice in every build of abode by 70th-ranked Tauson – who misplaced to Ash Barty in the US Initiate 2nd round earlier this month.
In other opening round fits on the hardcourts in Kockelscheuer, 2015 champion Misaki Doi of Japan became became beaten 6-2 6-3 by Russian seventh seed Ludmilla Samsonova.
Fourth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova overcame Stefanie Voegele 6-1 3-6 6-3, whereas French eighth seed Alize Cornet defeated Anastasia Potapova 6-4 6-2.
Croatian Jana Fett beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-3 whereas Oceane Dodin stepped forward with a 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-3 victory over Anastasia Zakharova.