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It felt ‘difficult’

It felt ‘difficult’

JO Konta reckons scorelines can be deceptive.

She helped Great Britain seal another 3-0 victory – this time against Latvia – in the Fed Cup in Estonia.

I'm really enjoying it. I didn't get the chance to play it last year

The world No.10 10 beat Jelena Ostapenko, listed at 35, 6-2 6-3.

It followed 6-3 6-0 win for Heather Watson, the world No.72, over Diana Marcinkevica

Jocelyn Rae and Laura Robson defeated Daniela Vismane and Marcinkevica 6-0 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 in the doubles to complete a second successive whitewash.

Konta, an Australian Open quarter-finalist, said: “We knew that Latvia was going to be a strong team. It’s never easy and a lot of players raise their level in Fed Cup. The scoreline doesn’t suggest it was as difficult as it felt.

“I’m really enjoying it. I didn’t get the chance to play it last year so from the very beginning of the season I was clear that I wanted it to be part of my schedule.”

Îà Quotes from the BBC

About The Author

Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is a journalist and author who has covered tennis for more than 20 years. He was tennis correspondent on Today, the first all-electronic, all-colour newspaper, and contributed to the official Wimbledon website. He has scribed for most national dailies and magazines on the sport of the fuzzy green ball, as the late Bud Collins used to describe tennis. Mike has twice won British Sports Writer of the Year awards. He is the author of a variety of football books and has one coming out on Pitch Publishing in September called ‘Glory Glory Lane’, about the 118-year history of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

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