June 16, 2014 / 7:39 PM / 5 years ago

Radwanska struck again by Eastbourne jinx

Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia returns a forehand to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their women's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

(Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska completed an unwanted hat-trick when she suffered her third successive first-round defeat in the Aegon International, losing 6-4 3-6 7-6 (4) to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Eastbourne, England.

The top-seeded Pole, champion at Eastbourne in 2008, was unfazed by another premature exit at the Wimbledon warm-up event because despite the setbacks she has done well at the All England Club for the past two years.

“Hopefully I can still do great at Wimbledon,” world number four Radwanska told reporters.

“I had some chances, some break points, the serve was really important in this match. I didn’t use the break points I had and unfortunately I lost.”

Eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark enjoyed a more productive day as she beat Australia’s Samantha Stosur 7-5 6-4.

Writing by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Tony Jimenez

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