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Konta through, Keothavong out in Roland Garros qualifying

Konta through, Keothavong out in Roland Garros qualifying

By Eurosport
Last update 23/05/2013 at 02:33 - Published on 23/05/2013 at 02:28
By Eurosport - 23/05/2013 at 02:33

Anne Keothavong lost her first preliminary round contest to Eva Birnerova at the French Open, but Johanna Konta advanced.

Konta, the British number three, beat China’s Saisai Zheng 6-1 6-3 and will meet Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan next.

Keothavong, however, was bagelled in the deciding set of her prelim opener by Czech player Birnerova after the two ladies traded sets at 6-3 apiece.

Another qualifying hope on the WTA side, British number five Tara Moore, was beaten in straight sets by Bulgarian-born Kazakh Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3 6-3.

The two highest-ranked British females, Laura Robson and Heather Watson, will proceed straight to the main draw which happens on Friday.

The clay Grand Slam in France begins properly on Sunday.

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