Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis

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 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 e in this event.

Coetzer thought having the e was a detriment.

“I felt a little rusty since I haven’t played a tournament since Tokyo and having a e 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.”

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