Indian Wells: Johanna Konta through to second round

Johanna Konta is ranked forty fifth on this planet

British number one Johanna Konta improved to the 2d round in Indian Wells with a straight-situation bag over France’s Pauline Parmentier.

Konta, top-of-the-line British female to make the main draw, gained 6-2 6-3 in a single hour 30 minutes in California.

The arena number forty five broke the 33-Twelve months-aged twice in every situation and saved 10 of the 11 rupture parts she confronted.

Konta, 27, will face Su-Wei Hsieh in the 2d round, after the 33-Twelve months-aged from Taiwan bought a bye.

In males’s qualifying, Britain’s Dan Evans beat Noah Rubin of the US 6-1 6-1 to effect the main round.

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