Flipkens out of Indian Wells

Kirsten Flipkens has been eliminated from the Californian tennis tournament by Yelena Dementieva of Russia.

Flipkens lost in two sets, 6 - 4 and 6 - 2. Dementieva did need one hour and thirty-nine minutes in order to dispatch the lass from Antwerp.

Flipkens is ranked 77th in the world and met Dementieva (ranked 5th) for the first time.

Earlier Flipkens sailed through the first and second rounds beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland and Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada, who were both ranked ahead of her.