Wimbledon 2019: Johanna Konta into third round with ease after comfortable win

The British number one joined fellow home hope Harriet Dart in round three following another confident display against Katerina Siniakova

Andy Sims
Thursday 04 July 2019 17:14
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Johanna Konta's bid for Wimbledon glory is gathering pace after a second straight-sets win.

The British number one joined fellow home hope Harriet Dart in round three following another confident display against Katerina Siniakova.

A 6-3 6-4 victory ensured Britain has two women in the third round for only the second time since Jo Durie and Anne Hobbs in 1986.

Czech player Siniakova, ranked 38 in the world, beat Konta in their only previous meeting in 2017, but she was hardly given a sniff of a repeat on Centre Court.

It was a commanding performance, particularly on serve, from Konta who looks to be carrying on the form which took her to the French Open semi-finals in May.

The 28-year-old will now face American Sloane Stephens, who she swept aside 6-4 6-1 in Paris, on Saturday.

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