Johanna Konta and Serena Williams reach Australian Open second round | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta and Serena Williams reach Australian Open second round | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta and Serena Williams reach Australian Open second round | Tennis News |

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Britain's Johanna Konta overcame Ajla Tomljanovic in a deciding set tie-breaker

Britain’s Johanna Konta overcame Ajla Tomljanovic in a deciding set tie-breaker

Johanna Konta survived a deciding tie-break to defeat Ajla Tomljanovic and become the third British player to reach the second round of the Australian Open.

Konta lost to Tomljanovic in Brisbane earlier this month but produced a fine performance to come through 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (10-7).

There was little to separate the pair throughout a tight and big-hitting contest but Konta was rewarded for her aggression in the first-to-10-points tie-break, becoming the second British player after Katie Boulter to win using the new scoring format.

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