Bally blasts through in straight sets

Elena Baltacha
Elena Baltacha

British number one Elena Baltacha enjoyed a straight sets victory over Kai-Chen Chang on a blustery centre court at Devonshire Park.

Baltacha came through 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the second qualifying round of the Eastbourne AEGON International.

The 28-year-old, is ranked 91 in the world and took one-hour 44 minutes to beat her Chinese opponent who is ranked 108 in the world.

Baltacha said, “It was good out there today. She is a tough player to play against. There was a good crowd and it was a good match for me to win.”

Baltacha will face either Daneika Borthwick or Laura Robson in the next round