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Johanna Konta

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BySportsbeat
11/05/2016 at 09:04 | Updated 11/05/2016 at 09:08

Johanna Konta is already relishing the prospect of a clash with home favourite Roberta Vinci at the Italian Open after cruising into the second round.

The British No.1, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals this year, served eight aces as she beat Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-2 in round one.

She will now face 2015 US Open finalist Vinci in the second round and Konta is under no illusions about the challenge the Italian poses.

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"She's a great player, incredibly talented and creative," said Konta. "I hope to bring a good level to the court and the fans will be able to enjoy it.

"Whoever the fans will be cheering for - and it will most likely be her - it'll be just great to attract a lot of people and the energy they bring. It's definitely a pleasure to play in front of big crowds."

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