WTA Nottingham: Ashleigh Barty breezes past Jana Fett in straight sets

Ashleigh Barty booked her place in the Aegon Open quarterfinals for the second year in a row after dismantling qualifier Jana Fett in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in Nottingham.

The unseeded Australian was dominant on serve and had the power to outlast her Croatian opponent from the baseline from early on in the match. After the match started with two service holds each Barty only lost one more game over the course of the match as she strolled to yet another win here at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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Aegon Open Nottingham: Day Two Roundup

It was a busy day of action on day two of the Aegon Open in Nottingham, with the schedule packed full of matches from both the WTA and ATP Challenger Tours. Here is a complete roundup of all the results from both the men’s and women’s competitions at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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Heather Watson Targeting Top 100 Return Following Aegon Open Defeat

Heather Watson is disappointed but is remaining positive following her defeat to fourth seed Alison Riske at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Tuesday.

The British number two is delighted to be back on the grass and is targeting a good run at the home tournaments as she aims to get back into the world’s top 100.

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WTA Nottingham: Alison Riske defeats home hope Heather Watson in straight sets

Last year’s runner-up Alison Riske got her campaign off to a strong start at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, defeating British hope Heather Watson 6-2, 6-3.

The world number 43 broke the Brit in the first games of both the first and second sets to take command from the outset. Watson was involved in plenty of the American’s service games and came close to earning break points but could not take care of her own serve to stay with Riske. The wildcard broke back midway through the second set but did not win a game after that as the fourth seed wrapped up victory.

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“I can’t remember 90% of them!” – Johanna Konta Reflects On 300 Career Singles Wins

Johanna Konta marked a career milestone at the Aegon Open in Nottingham today after her victory over compatriot Tara Moore saw her chalk up her 300th career singles win.

The world number eight was not aware of this achievement being on the horizon but naturally was delighted. She said: “It’s a nice surprise, but obviously not under the best of circumstances, more of a celebration of all the other victories I’ve had along the way and the flowers are beautiful!”

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WTA Nottingham: Johanna Konta seals 300th singles career match win following victory over Tara Moore

Johanna Konta sealed her 300th singles career match win and booked her place in the next round at the Aegon Open in Nottingham following the unfortunate retirement of her opponent Tara Moore due to a left foot injury.

The top seed was leading 6-2, 2-0 before the incident occurred and despite continuing and finishing that game Moore called time on the match. Konta was in control throughout and was not required to play at her best level, with her compatriot struggling on serve, hitting 10 double faults and only managing to make 50% of her first serves in. Breaks in the third and the seventh game of the first set and two breaks in the second left the world number eight in prime position to secure victory before Moore was forced to retire.

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Aegon Open Nottingham 2017: Tournament Preview

The stage is set for the 2017 Aegon Open Nottingham and this year’s edition will be particularly special for the city as it is the first time in 44 years that they will host a combined ATP event with a WTA tournament.

As part of the LTA’s reformed British grass court season, Nottingham’s Aegon Open will host the WTA International and the $150k ATP Challenger Tour event in the same week from the 10th to the 18th of June at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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