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Watson beaten by Konta in Nottingham

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Heather Watson slipped to a straight sets defeat to fellow Brit, Johanna Konta, at the Nature Valley Open.

Konta, ranked 69 places above Watson at 22 in the world, came through 6-4 7-6 in the second round in Nottingham.

After losing the first set, the Sarnian looked to have fought her way back in the second and led 4-1 at one stage.

But Konta responded strongly to force a tie break and, despite errors from both players during the breaker, won it 7-5 to book her place in the quarter-finals.