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Tennis: World's top players hold minute's silence for Baltacha

Published on May 6, 2014 2:46 AM

MADRID (AFP) - Andy Murray was among 50 players from the ATP and WTA circuits who held a minute's silence in honour of former British number one Elena Baltacha before the night session of the Madrid Open on Monday.

Baltacha died on Sunday, aged 30, after a short battle against liver cancer.

Born in Ukraine and brought up in Scotland, Baltacha had only been diagnosed with the illness in January having retired in 2013.

Her death provoked a wave of tributes from across the sport on Monday.

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