Johanna Konta has beaten American Victoria Duval 6-3 6-0 in the first round of the Nottingham Open.
The British number one is seeded second for the grass-court event, behind the Czech Republics Karolina Pliskova.
Konta was beaten by German Julia Goerges in the first round of the French Open but has risen to a best-ever ranking of 18.
The 25-year-old will play either fellow Briton Freya Christie or Chinas Zheng Saisai in the next round.
British stars Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Naomi Broady are also all in the first-round draw, as is former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.
For a exciting grass-court event, despite the players, the court itself is very important. A good court can let the players fully play to their abilities and present the audience a wonderful performance.
Then, what is a good grass court?
Grass court is the oldest, most traditional tennis court.Its features of low friction and fast bounce have a high requirement against the players reaction,sensitiveness, running speed and skills.
The grass court consists real grass court and artificial grass court.
Due to its high requirements of grass and specifications, and the seeds do not have a good adaptability, combined with climatic constraints and the need for their very thoughtful and meticulous care and maintenance, the real grass court is very expensive.
Artificial grass court is the imitation of natural grassland. Its structure is a bit like carpet, but the underlying is nylon braid,, which is planted on the bundle of nylon staple fibers, sand between the fibers as filler. This court requires flat, firm base. Attached with good drainage structures the cost is relatively high, but maintenance is very easy and cheap.
So artificial grass court is an ideal surface for customers with older courts that have severe structural cracking. Because heavy equipment is not required for installation, it is also ideal for in hard-to-access locations. It can also be installed on a new concrete, asphalt or aggregate base.
The specially designed sand filled surface holds firm, even after a heavy rain, reducing wait time to minutes instead of hours. The sand level and size may be adjusted to the customers preference on ball speed and foot play. A court with more sand will be slower and create a slip and slide effect more like a clay court. A court with less sand will be faster and offer more stability.
Our team at Sunwing Industries Ltd can develop and manufacture your synthetic tennis court turf, offering maintenance and installation advice through our network of Premier Partners. Your tennis court project will benefit from our expertise, underpinned by over 11 years of research and innovation in developing synthetic turf.
When you ask Sunwing to create your tennis court surface, you know you are getting the best court for your conditions. Giving you years of enjoyment with your friends and family, your tennis court will be an attractive asset to your home or club.
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