Anne Keothavong bemoans "too many errors"

Anne Keothavong
© PA Photos
Britain's Anne Keothavong admits that the she was beaten by the better player during her US Open match against Angelique Kerber.

Great Britain's Anne Keothavong has admitted that the better player won during her round-one encounter against Angelique Kerber at the US Open earlier today.

Apart from the opening couple of games, 28-year-old Keothavong struggled to match her German opponent, who is currently ranked sixth in the WTA standings.

"Where we both are in terms of confidence and our games I think reflected the outcome of the match today," the Brit told reporters. "I just made too many errors and she's someone who doesn't miss much."

Today's defeat had led some pundits to question Keothavong's future in the sport, with some claiming that the time is right for her to make way for some of her younger compatriots.

However, the Hackney-born player has insisted that she has no intention of calling time on her career.

"It's not easy losing all the time but I still enjoy what I do and want to keep going," he added. "I don't cry myself to sleep every night, that's for sure. I will never have this time again."

Keothavong has never gone beyond round three of a Grand Slam since turning professional at the age of 14.

Venus Williams
Read Next:
Result: Venus books place in round two
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060