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Broady wins, Konta beaten

British No 4 Naomi Broady defeated Timea Babos 2-6 7-6 (9-7) 6-0 to clinch her first ever victory in the Wimbledon main draw, but Johanna Konta bowed out.

The 24-year-old had lost in the first round on both of her previous two appearances in the tournament proper but this time made it through to round two after fighting back from a set down to win.

She seemed on course for another SW19 defeat when she lost the first set by some margin but she edged a tight second set tie-break before completely dominating the decider.

There was not such good news for fellow Brit Johanna Konta, who failed to reach the second round after she was beaten 6-4 3-6 6-4 by Shuai Peng.

British No 3 Konta rose into the world's top 100 for the first time on Monday but could not celebrate that achievement with a win at her home grand slam.

She fell at the first hurdle due to a string of unforced errors, becoming the first British player to bow out of the championships.

Konta surrendered the first set in frustrating fashion, slipping up on a fourth break and set point to hand her Chinese opponent the 10th game.

The British hope put that disappointment behind her by claiming an early break in the second set and went on to level the match after fending off a recovery from Peng.

Konta relinquished her serve at the start of the deciding set, only to break back immediately, but when Peng broke through for a second time she made the advantage count.

After the match Konta admitted that she fell victim to the Wimbledon jitters.

"In the first set she handled the occasion much better than I did," Konta said.

"I was playing with a little nerves, a lot of tension, I felt. Obviously when you play like that, you can't play at your best level."

She added: "Obviously this game is very much mental. I am working with a sports psychologist, she's helping me a lot with how to handle situations, and that's obviously a work in progress."

The 23-year-old said it was tough to take the positives from breaking into the top 100 considering her defeat on Monday.

"I'm not sure if it's consolation. Obviously it's a small milestone for me, so obviously I take a lot of pride in that, am very happy about that,\" Konta said.

"But obviously that's not my main goal, I'm very much looking forward, wanting to keep moving forward."