Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta lost 7-6 4-6 6-2 to Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic in the first round of the French Open

Britain's number two Johanna Konta is through to the second round of the Nottingham Open after beating Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets.

The 24-year-old, ranked 147 in the world, won 6-3 6-3 against the Slovakian, who is 88 places higher.

"I was expecting a tough match and that's what it was," said Konta. "I was just taking it one point at a time and trying my best."

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska beat Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva 6-0 6-3.

Konta, who qualified for the French Open before losing to Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic in the first round, has made it to the semi-finals in Nottingham for the last two years.

"I love the courts, I love that centre court, so I'm happy I got to play on that today and tomorrow as well.

"I've been having a good, healthy year so far and I've been able to play a lot of matches."

Fellow Briton Katy Dunne lost 6-1 6-2 to Olga Govortsova, of Belarus.

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