The rain that was forecast did not appear and we’ve enjoyed a full day’s play at the Nature Valley Classic.  It was not to be for British No.1 Johanna Konta who was knocked out by the 2017 Roland Garras Champion Jelena Ostapenko.  Earlier in the day No.2 seed Ashleigh Barty and legend Venus Williams both delivered convincing wins to take them through to round 2.  

Venus is enjoying her run in Edgbaston, loving our courts and feeling good at 39 and hopes to emulate Billie Jean King who won the Maud Watson Trophy at 39.

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View our gallery of today’s action on and off the court.