British primary Johanna Konta started her clay-court marketing campaign with victory over Yulia Putintseva within the first spherical of the Madrid Open.
Konta, seeded fifteenth on the occasion, beat Kazakhstan’s Putintseva 6-4 6-2 for simply her third victory of the 12 months.
The Briton missed Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup play-off tie towards Mexico this month to organize for the clay-court swing.
She will play both Anastasija Sevastova or Ana Bogdan subsequent.
Australia’s world primary Ashleigh Barty claimed her twelfth consecutive win on pink clay with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Shelby Rogers of America.
However, fourth seed Elina Svitolina squandered six match factors as she was surprised by Jil Teichmann of Switzerland.
Ukrainian Svitolina let a 5-1 lead slip within the deciding set as Teichmann got here via 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5).
Elsewhere, Britain’s Cameron Norrie beat Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez to achieve the Estoril Open quarter-finals.
Norrie fought for 3 hours to win 4-6 7-6 (7-1) 7-5 and arrange a gathering with second seed Cristian Garin of Chile.
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