Istanbul Cup: Johanna Konta defeated in the first round

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta entered the top 100 of the WTA rankings for the first time on 23 June

British number two Johanna Konta was beaten by sixth seed Kurumi Nara in the first round of the Istanbul Cup.

The 23-year-old slumped to a 6-2 6-0 defeat against the Japanese player, who failed to win a set in the five previous meetings between the pair.

Konta, who is at a career-high ranking of 89, won two qualifying matches to make the main draw in Turkey.

The Australian-born right-hander was beaten in the first round at Wimbledon by China's Peng Shuai.

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