British Johanna Konta Reaches Wimbledon Second Round

 British  Johanna Konta Reaches Wimbledon Second Round

Johanna Konta
British number one Johanna Konta reached the Wimbledon second round by beating Natalia Vikhlyantseva but made harder work of it than necessary. Konta, a semi-finalist last year, got the crucial break in the 11th game of the first set and was an early break up in the second before being pegged back in a 7-5 7-6 (9-7) win.
The 22nd seed needed her sixth match point to beat the Russian 21-year-old. Konta faces Slovak former world number four Dominika Cibulkova next.

Konta, whose dream run at the All England Club last year lifted her to a career-high fourth in the world, has struggled for form this year and has slipped to 24th in the rankings.

There have been some signs of recovery with the 27-year-old reaching the final of the grass-court event in Nottingham last month before she was knocked out of the Birmingham and Eastbourne events by top-10 players Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki respectively.

Tolani Giwa

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