Ana Konjuh of Croatia prepares to serve to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Ben Curtis
November 03, 2014

LIMOGES, France (AP) Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh rallied to beat fourth-seeded Annika Beck 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the inaugural Limoges Open, part of the WTA 125K series.

Konjuh hit 7 aces in a nearly two-hour match featuring 10 breaks of serve.

Regarded as one of the most promising young talents, the 16-year-old Konjuh has improved to 90th in the WTA rankings from 274th at the end of last season.

The sixth-seeded Alison Van Uytvank of Belgium also progressed to the second round after routing Italian qualifier Gioia Barbieri 6-0, 6-1.

In an all-French encounter, wild-card entry Oceane Dodin ousted eighth-seeded Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Tournaments in the WTA 125K series are a step below full tour level.

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