Konta wins first qualifier

BRITISH No3 Johanna Konta stormed through to the French Open second qualifying round last night, defeating American teenager Sachia Vickery 6-2, 6-3.

The 23-year-old, ranked 102nd in the world, is set to meet Poland’s Paula Kania in the next round.

In-form Heather Watson, who won the Prague Open last weekend to return to the top 100 in the world rankings, takes on Ecuador’s Irina Falconi today, after their first round match, originally scheduled for last night, was rained off.

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