Result: Tara Moore narrowly beaten by Vera Zvonareva

Britain's Tara Moore is beaten 6-4 6-7 9-7 in the first round at Wimbledon by former finalist Vera Zvonareva.

British wildcard Tara Moore has lost out in a tight match against Vera Zvonareva in the first round at Wimbledon this afternoon.

Russia's Vera Zvonareva reacts to winning a point against Britain's Tara Moore during their women's singles first round match on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2014© Getty Images

The former finalist won the opening set 6-4 when the match got underway yesterday, but the British number five dug deep to level in a tie-break.

As the match resumed today, it looked like Moore would have the edge as she picked up a break early in the deciding set.

However, the Russian, who returned to the women's tour after an 18-month break earlier this year, fought back to get the set back on serve at 5-5.

Zvonareva edged ahead to take an 8-7 lead before a couple of errors from her 21-year-old allowed her to seal the match 6-4 7-6(3) 9-7.

Zvonareva will play Croatia's Donna Vekic in the next round.

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