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Eastbourne | Wozniacki ends Konta’s run

Eastbourne | Wozniacki ends Konta’s run

World No.2 Caroline Wozniacki put an end to British No.1 Konta’s home run, battling past the Eastbourne resident 4-6 6-1 6-4. The Dane will now face Ashleigh Barty, who was a 6-0 6-4 winner over Su Wei Hsieh, in the next round.

Wozniacki is aware that her Australian quarterfinal opponent, who won the Nottingham title at the start of the month, will be tough to beat.

“She plays really well on the grass,” said Wozniacki. “Obviously feels very comfortable and confident on it. She’s a tricky player. Serves very well. Picks her spots. She has that slice that stays low so I’m going to go out there and just try my best.”

Elsewhere, women’s second seed Pliskova beat Barbora Strycova 6-3 6-4 and No.4 seed in the women’s draw

Fourth seed Angelique Kerber thrashed American Danielle Collins 6-1 6-1 to set up a clash with seventh seed Daria Kasatkina who defeated Anastasija Sevastova 6-4 6-4.

Fifth seed Jelena Ostapenko overpowered Romanian Mihaela Buzanescu 6-1 6-2 and will face Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska who was given a walkover by former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova after the third seed withdrew with a hamstring injury.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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