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Johanna Konta sets up Qatar Open clash with Angelique Kerber

The British number one defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-2 in Doha.

TENNIS 14/02/18 20:16
Johanna Konta sets up Qatar Open clash with Angelique Kerber

Johanna Konta set up a last-16 tie with Angelique Kerber at the Qatar Open by breezing past Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in Doha.

The British number one dropped just four games en route to a 6-2 6-2 success having beaten American Bernarda Pera, who defeated Konta at the Australian Open last month, in the opening round on Tuesday.

“I’m feeling good so far, I’ve had two straight-set matches,” Konta said in quotes published on wtatennis.com

“They weren’t easy by any means but court-time wise, it hasn’t been super long. I feel like I’m recovering well between the matches and am just looking forward to the next one.”

Kerber won her second-round contest against Sam Stosur in under an hour 6-4 6-1.

On facing Konta, German Kerber said: “It’s always not easy to play against Johanna.

“She played good in the last few months and I think it’s more important that I find my rhythm playing my own game like I was practising and playing the last few weeks.”