Konta turns tables to beat Stephens yet again

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Konta turns tables to beat Stephens yet again

Johanna Konta has repeated her French Open defeat of Sloane Stephens to return to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Konta was outplayed for large sections of the match but after losing the first set 6-3, she produced a late surge to take the second set 6-4. The decider was an altogether more comfortable affair as Konta broke twice to take it 6-1 and set up a meeting with two-time former champion Petra Kvitova. It was Konta's fourth win in as many meetings with Stephens, with all of them coming in 2019. "I think I just kept plugging away in the second," she told the BBC after the match. "She was playing incredibly well and I was fully prepared not to be coming back. I just tried to mix things up and get her out of that zone because she was so in it. When she plays at her best she is incredibly tough to play against and I had to work incredibly hard to get my level up to her's. "Every round is tricky. I am just really pleased to have come this far and with the tennis I am playing. I am looking forward to playing Petra, one of the best players in the world, and I am delighted to be in that position."