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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