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Johanna Konta is safely through to the second round of the Italian Open after beating Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets.
A week on from knocking Rybarikova out at the same stage of the Madrid Open, Konta claimed a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the 17th seed in one hour and 48 minutes.
Written by Press Association
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