Laura Robson loses in Tokyo as Johanna Konta wins in China

Laura Robson

British number one Laura Robson is out of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after losing her first-round match to Ayumi Morita 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

In a close first set, 19-year-old Robson and her Japanese opponent broke serve twice apiece before Morita took it on a tie-break.

Morita won the second set after taking advantage of the solitary break point.

Meanwhile, Britain's Johanna Konta beat eighth seed Lauren Davis at the International Women's Tennis Open.

Konta - ranked 125 in the world - hit her American opponent with nine aces on the way to a 6-4 4-6 6-3 win in a match which lasted more than three hours in Ningbo, China.

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