Johanna Konta Beats Johanna Larsson To Reach Italian Open Second Round.
Britain's Johanna Konta reached the Italian Open second round with a 6-1 6-2 win over Sweden's Johanna Larsson.
British number one Konta, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open this year, served eight aces on the way to knocking out the Swedish qualifier.
The 24-year-old will face Italy's Roberta Vinci in the next round.
In the men's event, Slovenia-born British number two Aljaz Bedene lost 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (10-8) to France's Stephane Robert.
Fellow Briton Heather Watson had already made it through to the second round in Rome with a win over world number 18 Sara Errani on Monday.