Wins for Agnieszka Radwanska and Johanna Konta at Aegon Open Nottingham

09/06/2015

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Aegon Open Nottingham Tour with Ajla Tomljanovic

The Aegon Open Nottingham heated up on Tuesday with 10 high-quality singles matches taking place involving Agnieszka Radwanska, Daniela Hantuchova and Johanna Konta.

With no rain and the grass courts in perfect condition, Konta got her match that was scheduled for yesterday underway on Centre Court and enjoyed one of the biggest wins of her career.

Johanna KontaKonta, a wildcard entry, knocked out No.7 seed and world No.59 Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-3 to set up a clash with talented Puerto Rican Monica Puig in the next round.

The British No.2 said: “I love that Centre Court, so I’m happy I got to play on that today and tomorrow as well.

“I was expecting a tough match and that’s what it was. I was just taking it one point at a time and trying my best. I’ve been having a good, healthy year so far.”

Radwanska followed her out on court at the Nottingham Tennis Centre and wasted little time in wrapping up the first set against qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva 6-0.

The former Wimbledon finalist and No.1 seed then broke for a 3-1 lead in the second and confidently wrapped the match up 6-3.

Earlier in the day 2013 Aegon Classic Birmingham winner Hantuchova was first up on the main show court against Magda Linette and lost a high-quality three set match. 

Magda Linette

The Slovakian recovered from dropping the first set 6-2 to take the next 6-4 but lost a thrilling tie-break in the third 7-4.   

“She is an unbelievable player, she has so much experience and she has won many more things than me so I’m really happy because it shows that I can play with those players,” said Linette.

Other results included Olga Govortsova overcoming Brit Katy Dunne and Zarina Diyas knocking out former Grand Slam champion Francesca Schiavone.

Quote of the day:

Hantuchova: “I have to say the condition of Centre Court was extremely great. Apart from Wimbledon, I don’t think I’ve ever played on such a good court, so it was a nice surprise.”

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