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Johanna Konta downs Kiki Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati

Konta downs Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati
By PA Sport

15/08/2017 at 23:38Updated 16/08/2017 at 07:56

Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after seeing off Kiki Bertens on Tuesday night.

The seventh seed advanced in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, and looked in impressive form with both her forehand and backhand as she forced 10 break points, converting four of them.

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Dutchwoman Bertens could only break Konta once in reply.

Johanna Konta of Great Britain returns a shot toKiki Bertens of Neherlands during day 4 of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.

Johanna Konta of Great Britain returns a shot toKiki Bertens of Neherlands during day 4 of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.Getty Images

Konta will now face Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, who was a 7-6 (7/5) 3-6 6-2 winner over Catherine Bellis.

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