Johanna Konta takes on Heather Watson on Thursday at the Nature Valley Open.
WTA Staff
June 13, 2018

Play starts at 12 noon unless otherwise stated

CENTRE COURT

Donna VEKIC (CRO) [6] v Vera LAPKO (BLR)

Heather WATSON (GBR) v Johanna KONTA (GBR) [4]

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) [1] v DUAN Yingying (CHN)

COURT 1

Starting at 11am

After 1 ATP match

[WC] Katie BOULTER (GBR) v [WC] Samantha STOSUR (AUS)

COURT 2

After 1 ATP match

Lizette CABRERA (AUS) / Irina FALCONI (USA) v Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS) / Donna VEKIC (CRO)

After 1 ATP match

Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) / Heather WATSON (GBR) v Priscilla HON (AUS) / Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO)

MATCH POINTS

Donna Vekic is the defending champion here, having beaten then-top seed Johanna Konta 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 last year.

LOOK: From Konjuh to Vekic - previous Nottingham champions

Today Konta faces compatriot and Fed Cup team-mate Heather Watson. The pair have only met twice before - once at Indian Wells last year, when Konta won 6-4, 6-4, and once in Barnstaple five years ago, when Watson retired at 4-0 down in the first set.

Stosur is the oldest player in the draw at the age of 34, and is making her debut at this tournament.

She has never played fellow wildcard Katie Boulter before; the Brit is currently ranked No.156 in the world.

Top seed Barty beat Stefanie Voegele in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, to open her campaign, and today faces Duan, whom she has never played before.