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Konta beaten in Stuttgart

Britain's Johanna Konta lost 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Monday.

The 22-year-old Konta lost her qualifying match to Giola Barbieri but was handed a place in the first round after world number one Caroline Wozniacki was forced to withdraw with a wrist injury.

However, she was unable to make the most of her late reprieve and Kanepi will now face either Klara Koukalova or 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani.