British number two Heather Watson was beaten in the opening round of the Katowice Open in Poland.
The 23-year-old world number 55 lost 6-2 3-6 6-4 to Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic, ranked 88.
After the first two sets were shared, Watson lost her first two service games in the decider to go 3-0 down.
She battled back but missed three break-point chances to make it 3-3 and Pliskova held her nerve thereafter to secure the victory.
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