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Miami | Konta cruises through

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.


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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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