Johanna Konta not at her best but still eases into Wimbledon second round
British number one Johanna Konta has avoided a first-round shock at Wimbledon by beating Ana Bogdan in straight sets.
Konta, fresh from a brilliant performance at the French Open where she reached the semi-finals, had to battle through a tough first set but never looked in trouble as soon as she got her nose in front.
“It was very tough out there,” Konta said after her 7-5, 6-2 win.
“Neither of us felt quite comfortable – we were just trying to find our feet – but you are bound to face these battles in the first round of tournaments, especially Slams.
“I was really pleased to find a way through. I feel I am building through the season and reading the game and expressing myself better on court.
“I was not playing the best tennis, but I competed as best I could.”
Former champion Garbine Muguruza is out, however, suffering a shock 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Sloane Stephens had no such problems, though, as she overcame Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-4.
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