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Johanna Konta "grateful" to be at Rio Olympics

Team GB tennis player Johanna Konta is enjoying competing at the Olympics in Rio, despite the tough scheduling demands.

Great Britain's Johanna Konta has expressed her joy at being part of the Olympics, despite the tough scheduling demands.

The 25-year-old tennis player, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January, sealed a 6-2 6-3 second-round victory over Caroline Garcia in just over one hour and a half.

Konta told BBC Sport: "I think I dealt with the conditions as well as I could. I'm fighting every point, and running it hard. The best way to deal with the scheduling demands is to just roll with the punches.

"It's an Olympic Games, not a normal tour. The scheduling will be tricky. I just try to enjoy it for what it is.

"I'm grateful to be here. I get to say I'm an Olympian. I look after my recovery and that's it. I'm here to compete. I'm really enjoying being part of the whole thing."

Team GB tennis teammate Heather Watson, meanwhile, lost 6-3 1-6 6-3 to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, ruling her out of the third round of Rio 2016.

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