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Konta through to third round with win over Siniakova

Konta through to third round with win over Siniakova
By Eurosport

04/07/2019 at 14:21Updated 04/07/2019 at 22:14

Jo Konta qualified for the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-4 win over Katerina Siniakova.

Looking to become the first British woman to lift the Wimbledon title since Virginia Wade in 1977, Konta cruised through her second round match, barely breaking a sweat as she wrapped things up in just 71 minutes.

Konta will next meet ninth seed Sloane Stephens, whom she has beaten three times already in 2019 without tasting defeat.

She wasted no time in taking the first set, breaking in the fourth game of the match and proceeding to hold out to go ahead in business-like fashion.

The Czech player grew into the contest early in the second, asking questions of Konta, but the Brit's serve was rock-solid.

Instead, it was Konta who notched the crucial break, taking several attempts but eventually converting to go 4-3 up.

And from there, it was routine for the former semi-finalist as she held out for the match, taking her time to let the adulation from the crowd sink in after all was said and done so quickly.

"I definitely felt like I served well," she added. "I felt like I actually served quite well in my first match, as well. I think on a surface like grass, that definitely can always help.

"I think overall I was just pleased with, again, how I handled my opponent today. She's very tricky to play. She's a very good player, tough player to play.

"I was just pleased I was able to ask her enough questions and keep things moving for her not to be able to get a real grip on the match. Just was pleased I was able to come through."

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