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Melbourne | Muguruza follows Konta out of blistering AO

On a sweltering day in Melbourne, Britain’s Johanna Konta fell at the hands of Bernarda Pera, a 23-year-old Croatian-born American lucky loser from the qualifying competition. Pera, who took injured Russian Margerita Gasparyan’s spot in the draw late on Sunday, is through to the third round of the Australian Open after ousting an out-of-sorts Konta, 6-4 7-5, for the biggest win of her...

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Melbourne | The Australian women’s draw is wide open

It is time for the also-rans to step up to the plate at this year’s Australian Open since defending champion Serena Williams is absent, having elected to opt out as she is not yet one hundred percent fit following the birth of her first child. British hopes are pinned on Johanna Konta, who views Serena’s absence as a chance to celebrate the depth of women’s tennis, not as a negative in describing the first major of the year as more open than...

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China Wuhan Open | Konta’s poor run continues

Jo Konta is struggling to make the WTA Championships for the first time in her own right. She attended Singapore as an alternate last year and looked set to make the grade this year with her ranking at around the seven to eight mark bearing in mind that the ope eight players qualify. However, he current run loss of form since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, is putting that in jeopardy. The British No.1 has now recorded her third successive loss since Cincinnati, the latest being her 6-0 4-6 7-6 defeat on Monday at the Wuhan Open to the Australian...

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