Great Britain's Johanna Konta qualifies for women's US Open singles draw

Konta qualifies for US Open
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Great Britain's Johanna Konta qualifies for the women's singles main draw at the US Open.

Great Britain's Johanna Konta has qualified for the women's singles main draw at the US Open.

Konta beat China's Zhang Shuai 6-4 3-6 7-5 to join Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Anne Keothavong in the first round.

The 21-year-old said: "It means a lot. This was my first qualifying appearance in any Grand Slam so I was very happy I was able to convert that into main draw."

The final major tournament of the year begins in New York on Monday.

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