Tennis: British No 3 Johanna Konta reaches second round in China

Last Updated: 16/09/13 10:20am

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Johanna Konta experienced few problems in reaching the second round of the Guangzhou Open in China

Johanna Konta experienced few problems in reaching the second round of the Guangzhou Open in China

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British No 3 Johanna Konta is safely through to the second round of the WTA Tour's Guangzhou Open in China.

The world No 141 beat Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-3 6-2 in 71 minutes, breaking serve twice in each set.

The 22-year-old Sydney-born player did not face a single break point on her serve against a player ranked 37 places below her.

Konta sent down seven aces to two from her opponent who did not help her cause by making six double faults.

Victory

She took the opener on her fourth set point while needing a brace of match points to seal the win.

At one stage Konta reeled off seven straight games and in a dominant serving display in the second set, conceded just three points.

She now faces either Israel's Shahar Peer or home favourite Shuai Peng in the next round.

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