Anne Keothavong crashes out in first round of WTA Shenzen Open
Anne Keothavong failed to follow Laura Robson into the second round of the Shenzen Open after defeat to Peng Shuai.
Last Updated: 01/01/13 8:56pm
The British No 3 came through qualifying over the weekend to take her place in the main draw.
But Keothavong was no match for the sixth-seeded home star, who cruised to a convincing 6-4 6-0 victory.
Robson, the British No 2, will face Monica Niculescu in the second round after crushing Niculescu's fellow Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hill 6-2 6-1 on Sunday.
Meanwhile, second seed Marion Bartoli of France was hardly troubled as she started her tournament with a 6-1 6-0 thrashing of Venise Chan.
And fifth seed Klara Zakopalova also looked impressive as she saw off Czech compatriot Andrea Hlavackova 6-1 6-1.