Johanna Konta: British number two beaten in Monterrey Open
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British number two Johanna Konta is out of the Monterrey Open after a straight-sets first-round defeat by France's Kristina Mladenovic.
The world number 90 won 6-4 6-2 in one hour and 27 minutes at Club Sonoma in Mexico.
Konta, 22, struggled with her returns against the 6ft right-hander, winning just 14% of points on the Mladenovic first serve.
Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm beat top seed Flavia Pennetta 7-5 6-2.
The 32-year-old Pennetta, who recently won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, went down in one hour and 10 minutes to an opponent 11 years her senior.