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Result: Johanna Konta makes hard work of Natalia Vikhlyantseva

Result: Konta makes hard work of Vikhlyantseva
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Johanna Konta sees off world number 103 Natalia Vikhlyantseva with her sixth match point to book a place in round two of Wimbledon.

British number one Johanna Konta has made it through to the second round of Wimbledon by overcoming Natalia Vikhlyantseva in straight sets.

The 2017 semi-finalist was made to work hard by her Russian opponent, requiring six match points to get over the line with a 7-5 7-6(7) victory.

Konta earned the only break of the first set 11 games in, before racing a couple of games in front in the second set to find herself in control.

World number 103 Vikhlyantseva would not be shaken off, though, and she was soon level at 4-4 after breaking Konta in the eighth game.

Konta then had to save two set points on her serve to set up a tie-break, which she managed to take with her sixth match point.

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