Disappointment for Irish tennis ace

There was heartbreak today for Irish ace Kelly Liggan, who fell at the final hurdle in her bid to qualify for the Australian Open.

There was heartbreak today for Irish ace Kelly Liggan, who fell at the final hurdle in her bid to qualify for the Australian Open.

She was just one game away from making the tournament proper but was beaten by Maja Palaversic .

The first set lasted almost an hour, with the Croat taking the tie-break 7-5. She went on to win the second 6-4.

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