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Italian Open: Karolina Pliskova beats Johanna Konta in final

British number one Johanna Konta's wait for a first WTA clay-court title continues after she lost to Karolina Pliskova in the Italian Open final.

Czech world number seven Pliskova won 6-3 6-4 in one hour 25 minutes in Rome for her second title of the season.

Konta, 28, beat two top-10 players to reach the final and earned a seeding at the French Open starting on 26 May.

"I'm super pleased with how I've been progressing this year and improving in every match," said Konta.

"This is my second biggest final after Miami. This is a big moment for me.