Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) — Amanda Coetzer’s stay at the $895,000 Kroger St. Jude indoor tennis event was a short one.
The top-seeded Coetzer on Tuesday was upset in the second round by unseeded Russian Alina Jidkova, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
Playing in her first tournament since losing in the second round at last month’s Pan Pacific Open, Coetzer received a first-round bye in this event.
Coetzer thought having the bye was a detriment.
“I felt a little rusty since I haven’t played a tournament since Tokyo and by having a bye in the first round I think that puts you at a disadvantage since the other player has already played one match,” Coetzer said. “She came out with a lot of confidence.”