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Konta squeezes through

Konta squeezes through

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.

Š—“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 itŠ— Konta said following her win and in advance of her meeting with Paulne Parmentier, the French woman ranked 57.

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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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