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Canadian teen Marina Stakusic eradicated in 2nd spherical of San Diego Open

Canadian teen Marina Stakusic was eradicated within the second spherical of the San Diego Open tennis match with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 loss to seventh seed Donna Vekić of Croatia on Thursday.

Stakusic was taking part in in her first WTA 500-level match.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., gained two matches in qualifying earlier than defeating Russian veteran Marina Melnikova 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 within the first spherical on Monday.

Stakusic confirmed some flashes towards Vekić, touchdown six aces within the match and going up an early break within the third set.

However the former world No. 19 proved too powerful a take a look at. Vekić didn’t face break level for the rest of the match whereas breaking Stakusic twice on three possibilities.

Stakusic broke onto the tennis scene final 12 months when she helped Canada win the Billie Jean King Cup.

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