Miami | Konta cruises through
Jo Konta swept past the qualifier Jessica Pegula to ease into the second round of the Miami Open 6-1 6-4.
The British No 1, a former Miami champion, dropped her serve in the opening game to the American only to strike back immediately by collecting the next six to take the set.
The Briton broke again as the second set got under way, only for Pegula to finally halt the Briton’s progress and make more of a match of it.
The 25-year-old American’s recovery was too late as she was unable to break her opponent’s serve who went on to claim the set and match, winning 82 per cent of her first serves
Konta next opponent, the 18th seeded Wang Qiang should provide her with stronger opposition as she strives to win the title she did do successfully two years ago.