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San Jose | Konta reaches Quarter-finals

San Jose | Konta reaches Quarter-finals

Jo Konta notched up her second win in as many days by seeing off Sofia Kenin 6-1 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose.

Konta, who handed Serena Williams the worst defeat of her career last Tuesday for the loss of just one game, was certainly on a roll.

I just played the challenge of the day and the opponent that I had and really just tried to do the best that I can Jo Konta

Her victory over Kenin came in two sets of 36 minutes each, with the Briton breaking the American’s first service game for a 3-0 lead and then again for 5-1.

The former top-ten player who has slipped to world number 48, then saved a break point and served out the set.

A break to love in the fifth game of the second set was enough to seal the match in straight sets.

Whilst accepting her last victory had been the best win of her career, the British No.1 was not letting it distract her from the job in hand.

“I think I put to bed yesterday’s result and also the things I did well and things I wanted to do better. I just approached today as a separate challenge because it was. I just played the challenge of the day and the opponent that I had and really just tried to do the best that I can,” she said as she prepare for her next match against the fourth seeded Elise Mertens for a place in the semi-finals.

About The Author

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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