Konta squeezes through
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Johanna Konta, the sole surviving Briton in both the main draws at the Miami Open, nearly joined her compatriots who fell at the first hurdle.
I'm here to hopefully play a full ten days
Having been granted a bye in the opening round, the British No1 survived second round scare against qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich by battling over two hours and 40-minutes to go through 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4.
Konta lost her concentration after a brief rain delay in the second set and was forced into the tiebreak as the Belarussian took full advantage of the situation which included another rain break in the tiebreak.
But Konta, seeded 10, regained her composure to break for a 3-2 lead in the decider and held on to claim her place in round three.
I’m here to hopefully play a full ten days. It’s humid here and tends to be windy, it’s quite different from last week in Indian Wells but I usually enjoy it Konta said following her win and in advance of her meeting with Paulne Parmentier, the French woman ranked 57.