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2005 Jun 12 - Bally and Janes set for Eastbourne

Elena Baltacha has been handed a tricky opening round match against Conchita Martinez at the Hastings Direct Championships in Eastbourne.

If she can negotiate the experienced Spaniard she is likely to face an even tougher test against the Belgium Kim Clijsters in the second round.

Elena said:

"I'm seeing some great players here this week but I can live with them on a good day.

"If you get to them before they have adjusted to the grass surface they sometimes fall away. We'll see. You never know."

Amanda Janes will also face stiff competition as she takes on Nathalie Dechy of France.

Anne Keothavong, Jane O'Donoghue, Katie O'Brien and Rebecca Llewellyn crashed out in qualifying.

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