Konta cruises through Eastbourne opener to set up Wozniacki clash
Johanna Konta v Aleksandra Krunic 6-1 6-3

Konta cruises through Eastbourne opener to set up Wozniacki clash

26/06/2018

Johanna Konta made short work of Aleksandra Krunic in her opening match of the Nature Valley International tournament at Eastbourne.

The British number one had been given a bye through the first round, but showed no signs of rustiness when putting in a dominant display on Tuesday, running out a 6-1 6-3 winner to set up a clash with Caroline Wozniacki.

Speaking after the match, Konta said:

" I haven't played Caroline in some time so I am looking forward to that battle. She is a Grand Slam champion this year. I am happy with how I played here, I knew Aleksandra would be difficult to face so I was glad I was able to keep my focus."

Konta started brightly, breaking Krunic early in the first set before breaking again to put herself in firm control of the opening stanza - much to the delight of a partisan crowd at Devonshire Park.

A service game to love closed out the first set and offered more encouraging signs for Konta with just a week to go before Wimbledon.

Krunic required medical treatment in the break between sets, but was much improved in the second and held her own until the fifth game, when Konta broke to send her on the way to a richly deserved victory.

Konta's win gave the British crowd something to cheer after wildcard Harriet Dart disappointed in her 6-3 6-4 defeat to Anastasija Sevastova earlier in the day.

Related news

Djokovic steamrollers Anderson to win 13th Grand Slam in style

Djokovic steamrollers Anderson to win 13th Grand Slam in style

Novak Djokovic beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time on Sunday.

Wimbledon 2018 Final live stream: How to watch and bet on the big match

Wimbledon 2018 Final live stream: How to watch and bet on the big match

The Wimbledon final is today and bet365 will be streaming it worldwide, live online through the In-Play section of the website.

Angelique Kerber denies Serena Williams to win third Grand Slam

Angelique Kerber denies Serena Williams to win third Grand Slam

Angelique Kerber denied Serena Williams a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam victory in the Wimbledon final as she triumphed 6-3 6-3 to win her third.

Novak Djokovic pips Rafael Nadal in second longest Wimbledon semi-final ever

Novak Djokovic pips Rafael Nadal in second longest Wimbledon semi-final ever

Novak Djokovic eventually battled past Rafael Nadal in their epic semi-final 6-4 3-6 7-6 3-6 10-8 - the second longest in Wimbledon history on its second day.

Anderson survives six-hour marathon match against Isner to reach Wimbledon final

Anderson survives six-hour marathon match against Isner to reach Wimbledon final

Kevin Anderson triumphed in a Wimbledon classic as he beat John Isner in a marathon five-set clash to reach the Grand Slam final.

Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges to reach final, eyeing eighth title

Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges to reach final, eyeing eighth title

Serena Williams stormed past Julia Goerges of Germany with a 6-2 6-4 victory to reach the final as she eyes an eighth title at Wimbledon.

Angelique Kerber storms past Jelena Ostapenko to reach final

Angelique Kerber storms past Jelena Ostapenko to reach final

Angelique Kerber was in blistering form as she swept past Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3 to reach the final of Wimbledon.

Rafa Nadal overcomes Juan Martin del Potro in five-set classic to reach semis

Rafa Nadal overcomes Juan Martin del Potro in five-set classic to reach semis

Rafa Nadal came through one of the all-time great Wimbledon quarter-finals to beat Juan Martin del Potro in five sets and reach the last four.

Isner beats Raonic in quarter-final slug-fest

Isner beats Raonic in quarter-final slug-fest

John Isner beat Milos Raonic in four sets on Wednesday evening to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon.

RELATED NEWS

Djokovic steamrollers Anderson to win 13th Grand Slam in style
Novak Djokovic v Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3)

Djokovic steamrollers Anderson to win 13th Grand Slam in style

Novak Djokovic beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time on Sunday.

Wimbledon 2018 Final live stream: How to watch and bet on the big match
Wimbledon news

Wimbledon 2018 Final live stream: How to watch and bet on the big match

The Wimbledon final is today and bet365 will be streaming it worldwide, live online through the In-Play section of the website.

Angelique Kerber denies Serena Williams to win third Grand Slam
Angelique Kerber v Serena Williams 6-3 6-3

Angelique Kerber denies Serena Williams to win third Grand Slam

Angelique Kerber denied Serena Williams a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam victory in the Wimbledon final as she triumphed 6-3 6-3 to win her third.

Novak Djokovic pips Rafael Nadal in second longest Wimbledon semi-final ever
Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 7-6 3-6 10-8

Novak Djokovic pips Rafael Nadal in second longest Wimbledon semi-final ever

Novak Djokovic eventually battled past Rafael Nadal in their epic semi-final 6-4 3-6 7-6 3-6 10-8 - the second longest in Wimbledon history on its second day.

Anderson survives six-hour marathon match against Isner to reach Wimbledon final
Kevin Anderson v John Isner 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-4 26-24

Anderson survives six-hour marathon match against Isner to reach Wimbledon final

Kevin Anderson triumphed in a Wimbledon classic as he beat John Isner in a marathon five-set clash to reach the Grand Slam final.

Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges to reach final, eyeing eighth title
Serena Williams v Julia Goerges 6-2 6-4

Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges to reach final, eyeing eighth title

Serena Williams stormed past Julia Goerges of Germany with a 6-2 6-4 victory to reach the final as she eyes an eighth title at Wimbledon.

Angelique Kerber storms past Jelena Ostapenko to reach final
Angelique Kerber v Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3

Angelique Kerber storms past Jelena Ostapenko to reach final

Angelique Kerber was in blistering form as she swept past Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3 to reach the final of Wimbledon.

Rafa Nadal overcomes Juan Martin del Potro in five-set classic to reach semis
Rafa Nadal v Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 6-7 4-6 6-4 6-4

Rafa Nadal overcomes Juan Martin del Potro in five-set classic to reach semis

Rafa Nadal came through one of the all-time great Wimbledon quarter-finals to beat Juan Martin del Potro in five sets and reach the last four.

Isner beats Raonic in quarter-final slug-fest
John Isner v Milos Raonic 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-3

Isner beats Raonic in quarter-final slug-fest

John Isner beat Milos Raonic in four sets on Wednesday evening to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon.

DERBY OF THE WEEK
-
Derby of the week
20:45
10/08/2018
Derby of the week
W -    
   W -
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
- and are subject to change
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores