Johanna Konta

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Summary

  1. Britain’s Johanna Konta leads 23rd seed Donna Vekic 6-2 in French Open fourth round
  2. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also in action later on Sunday
  3. Click the button at the top of page for commentary from the BBC 5 Live tennis team

Live Reporting

By Becky Grey

All times stated are UK

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    Konta 6-2 Vekic

    Donna Vekic’s first-serve percentage was only 37% in that first set. Johanna Konta’s was up at 77%.

    Konta also served three aces and hit 15 winners. Not bad…

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    Konta 6-2 Vekic

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

    It has been another exceptional good performance from Joanna Konta. She has just been too good for Vekic in the 38 minutes of this set.

  3. Game and first set Konta

    Konta 6-2 Vekic

    Well it didn’t come easy, but Konta eventually closes out the set with an ace.

    Halfway to her first French Open quarter-final.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    A double fault gives Vekic her fourthbreak pointof this game.

    Needless to say, Konta is struggling to close this one out. The Brit fist pumps as she hits a cross-court forehand to bring it back to deuce again.

    Vekic hits a ball wide and Konta is one point from winning the set.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Konta is on the ropes, but ducks out of Vekic’s grasp again! Back to deuce.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Konta saves the break with her second ace of the match. Vekic has won just one of six break points she’s had so far.

    Another fault gives the Croat another go, though.

    Johanna Konta

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    But Konta wobbles again. After an almost perfect serve, she hits her next shot long.Another break point for Vekic.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    What a shot! A backhand down the line means Konta saves break point.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Konta’s forehand swings too far left and lands out.Break point Vekic.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Vekic hits the ball long twice and Konta gets back on level pegging. The British number one is two points from winning the first set.

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Vekic catches Konta off-guard and fires a forehand cross-court. 0-15.

    Vekic repeats the same shot and it’s 0-30.

    Is Konta second-guessing herself?

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    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Naomi Cavaday

    BBC Radio 5 live tennis commentator at Roland Garros

    Jo Konta looks great, a game away with 29 minutes on the clock. It has been pretty much perfect and it looks sustainable.

    Her form does not look like it is going anywhere, whereas previously this season her good moments have been flashes rather than a solid basis she could rely on.

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    The last British woman to make it to the quarter-finals was Jo Durie in 1983.

    Durie made it to the final four that year, so Konta has a couple more wins to go if she wants to better that record.

    Jo Durie stretches for a ball. Photo from 1995.

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  14. Konta breaks

    Konta* 5-2 Vekic

    Konta hits a backhand down the line and it’s another break!

    She’s one hold away from winning the first set.

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    Konta 4-2 Vekic*

    Again the ball goes into the net.Break point Konta.

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    Konta 4-2 Vekic*

    Another long rally, but after 10 shots Vekic hits the ball into the net and Konta goes 30-15 up.

    The Brit comes to the net, but can’t get the ball over either. 30-30.

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    Konta 4-2 *Vekic

    Naomi Cavaday

    BBC Radio 5 live tennis commentator at Roland Garros

    The big stand-out for me in this tournament for Johanna Konta is her mentality. She looks settled and confident in her tennis and surroundings. She is not red-lining her shots, there look like there are more gears for her to move up into.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Konta has blasted seven winners so far, perhaps a sign that she is predicting Vekic’s plays and picking her spots. These two have practised together and played each other six times, of course.

    The Croatian is getting frustrating, turning around and muttering something in her native tongue. These two have practised and played a lot together.

    If I could understand it, I may not be able to publish it on a family-friendly website.

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    Konta 4-2 Vekic*

    Vekic hits a ball wide and Konta goes 30-15 up. The Croat shouts something at her box, but my Serbo-Croat isn’t great so I couldn’t tell you what she said.

    It doesn’t seem to help, though, as Konta holds again.

  20. Teenager reaches quarter-finals

    One player is already into the women’s quarter-finals – Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova has thrashed Latvian 12th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 6-0.

    The 19-year-old took less than an hour to race into the last eight at a Grand Slam for the first time.

    She’ll face either Estonian Kaia Kanepi or Croatian 31st seed Petra Martic next.

    Vondrousova celebrates victory

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