Bad day for British double acts at French Open
IT was another bad day for Britain's women at Roland Garros as both Sarah Borwell and Anne Keothavong crashed out of the women's doubles.
Borwell has reinvented herself as a doubles specialist but along with Russian partner Maria Kondratieva she lost 6-2, 6-3 to France's Severine Bremond and Julie Coin.
British number one Keothavong at least won more matches than during her singles defeat to world number one and top seed Dinara Safina.
But - along with German partner Kristina Barrois - she still lost 6-1, 6-2 to Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Switzerland's Patty Schnyder, the 11th seeds. Keothavong and Borwell are expected to play together during the forthcoming grass court season.
Great Britain's Ross Hutchins and Australian Stephen Huss are 13th seeds in the men's doubles and start their campaign against Jose Acasuso and Fernando Gonzalez on court eight tomorrow.
Jamie Murray has been given a difficult draw along with new partner, Pavel Vizner of the Czech Republic.
They play Vizner's Davis Cup team-mates Leos Friedl and David Skoch in the first round on Thursday but face a potential second round encounter with top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic should they win.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray - who admits he is not a morning person - has an early start on Wednesday. His match with Potito Starace is scheduled first on Court Phillipe Chatrier, commencing 10am UK time.
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal will play fourth on Court Suzanne Lenglen against Russia's Teimuraz Gabashvili.