Pironkova Loses in Eastbourne First Round

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Bulgaria: Pironkova Loses in Eastbourne First Round Tsvetana Pironkova. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova lost in the first round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne, 6:3, 5:7, 2:6 against Heather Watson of the UK.

After a strong start, Pironkova took the first set rather comfortably. In the second, the Bulgarian fell behind 0:2, but was able to turn things around, winning 3 straight games. Serving at 5:5, Pironkova allowed a break, which gave momentum to her opponent, who equalized the sets.

In the decider, the Brit, ranked 70th in the world, cruised to a 4:0 lead, which she didn't let slip in the remainder of the match.

This was Pironkova's first match on grass courts this season, ahead of the upcoming Wimbledon Grand Slam.

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