Johanna Konta was beaten by Bernarda Pera in the Madrid Open

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta suffered a repeat of her Australian Open defeat to Bernarda Pera as she crashed out of the Madrid Open at the hands of the American.

Pera completed her straight-sets victory over the Briton in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Madrid, winning 6-4 6-3.

Home hope Carla Suarez Navarro is next up for Pera following her victory over Elina Svitolina.

Pera, who was at the Australian Open as a lucky loser when she beat Konta in January, saved all five break points she faced on her way to victory on Tuesday night.

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