Konta To Face Either Petkovic Or Makarova In Last 8 At Eastbourne

Thursday 23rd June 2016

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Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta will find out later who she will face in the Aegon International quarter final.

The British No.1 secured her place yesterday (22 June), by defeating former double Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, in a match lasting over two hours.

The 25-year-old has been seeded Number 17 for next week’s Wimbledon. Speaking after her third round clash Jo said, “It's definitely one of my biggest wins, even though I don't think she's in the top 10 this week,” said Konta. “She has been a Top 10 player or Top 5 player for years and years and years now. She really is a champion, and so I am very happy with the level I was able to produce, even if it didn't go my way and I just kept plugging away throughout that whole match.”

Konta also paid tribute to Eastbourne’s vocal fans, saying: “I think just the environment they create, not just for me but in general to compete in, that's what really pushes us through. Believe it or not, sometimes even just to have the noise, even if it's not for you, it really is a huge boost in just the energy that you feed off.

“I guess there's not really words to kind of describe how it feels. I'm obviously in a very lucky position that it's for me, and I'm very grateful for it.”

Jo now awaits the result of the clash between Andrea Petkovic (GER) and Ekaterina Makarova (RUS), after their third round match was suspended due to rain late on Wednesday with the score sitting at 1-0 30-40 to Petkovic, their match scheduled to resume on Court No.1, not before 12-noon.

Devonshire Park opens at 10.30am today (23 June) owing to last night’s rain and play will start at 11am.


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