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Alexander Ward beats fellow Briton Liam Broady in Nottingham

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Alexander Ward beat fellow Briton Liam Broady to reach the second round of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham.

Ward, ranked 327 in the world, came from a set down to see off the British number four 2-6 6-4 7-6 (9-7).

British number one Johanna Konta and Belgian partner Yanina Wickmayer were knocked out of the women’s doubles in the Nottingham Open first round.

They were beaten 4-6 6-3 7-6 (10-8) to China’s Zheng Saisai and Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas.

British pair Katie Boulter and Katie Swan were also knocked out, losing 3-6 6-2 7-6 (10-8) to American Abigail Spears and Poland’s Alicja Rosolska.

Meanwhile, British teenager George Loffhagen, who turned 17 in April, took the first set off Canada’s Peter Polansky before losing 3-6 6-1 6-3 in the men’s event.

Britain’s Edward Corrie was knocked out in the qualifiers in a 6-3 7-5 defeat by Germany’s Tobias Kamke.

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