Aegon Classic: Johanna Konta beats Misaki Doi in Birmingham

Johanna Konta

British number one Johanna Konta beat Japan’s Misaki Doi in straight sets to reach the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Konta won 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 and could play her second-round match with Belgian Yanina Wickmayer later on Thursday.

World number 49 Wickmayer beat former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 earlier in the day.

Konta, 25, is due back on centre court after fellow Briton Heather Watson’s match with Czech Barbora Strycova.

Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova went out to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 4-6 6-3.

Czech fifth seed Kvitova, 26, is the world number 11 but was beaten by a player ranked 27 places below her.

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