US Open women's review: Johanna Konta cruises to round four at Flushing Meadows

Johanna Konta: Delight at Flushing Meadows
Johanna Konta: Delight at Flushing Meadows

British number one Johanna Konta made short work of Zhang Shuai to reach the fourth round at the US Open.

The 16th seed equalled her best run at Flushing Meadows after a 6-2 6-3 victory.

Konta took just 54 minutes to dispatch Margarita Gasparyan in their rain-delayed second-round match on Thursday.

And the 28-year-old was in no mood to hang around again, beating Chinese 33rd seed Zhang in one hour and 12 minutes on the Grandstand court.

"They are never clean and straighforward matches, there's always two players on court ," she said.

"There was nothing easy about that match, I had to stay clear on what was happening in the match.

"I strongly believe in the process and progression and I'm constantly trying to grow and get better. I lost two first rounds before this tournament so I'm trying to keep things in perspective."

Konta will meet third seed Karolina Pliskova in the last 16.

Elsewhere...

Madison Keys, the 10th seed, won the evening's all-American clash against Sofia Kenin, 6-3 7-5.

She will play fifth seed Elina Svitolina, who beat Dayana Yastremska 6-2 6-0, in the last 16.

Second seed Ashleigh Barty is through after a 7-5 6-3 win over Maria Sakkari of Greece.

Serena Williams joined the Australian in round four after a 6-3 6-2 victory over Czech Karolina Muchova.

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Check out Monday's racing preview1

Monday's racing preview

Keith Hamer makes Tarboosh his best bet of the day at Musselburgh on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Our best bets for Bulgaria v England2

England to bounce back in Bulgaria

England are looking to bounce back from defeat against the Czech Republic as they travel to Bulgaria. Tom Carnduff has two best bets.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day3

Daily Nap: Tribal touch

Ben Linfoot heads to Musselburgh for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Monday with James Tate's good form fancied to continue in Scotland.

Arizona and Ryan Moore win at Royal Ascot4

Arizona pointed at Santa Anita

Arizona and Wichita could head for the Breeders' Cup meeting after finishing second and third behind Pinatubo in Saturday's Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Petr Cech in action for Guildford Phoenix5

Cech wins in ice hockey debut

Petr Cech's competitive ice hockey debut ended in victory as Guildford Phoenix beat Swindon Wildcats 2 on Sunday evening.

Most Read

Check out Monday's racing preview1

Monday's racing preview

Keith Hamer makes Tarboosh his best bet of the day at Musselburgh on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Our best bets for Bulgaria v England2

England to bounce back in Bulgaria

England are looking to bounce back from defeat against the Czech Republic as they travel to Bulgaria. Tom Carnduff has two best bets.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day3

Daily Nap: Tribal touch

Ben Linfoot heads to Musselburgh for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Monday with James Tate's good form fancied to continue in Scotland.

Arizona and Ryan Moore win at Royal Ascot4

Arizona pointed at Santa Anita

Arizona and Wichita could head for the Breeders' Cup meeting after finishing second and third behind Pinatubo in Saturday's Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Petr Cech in action for Guildford Phoenix5

Cech wins in ice hockey debut

Petr Cech's competitive ice hockey debut ended in victory as Guildford Phoenix beat Swindon Wildcats 2 on Sunday evening.

Racing Tips

Check out Monday's racing preview

Monday's racing preview

Keith Hamer makes Tarboosh his best bet of the day at Musselburgh on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Tribal touch

Ben Linfoot heads to Musselburgh for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Monday with James Tate's good form fancied to continue in Scotland.

Bricks And Mortar can be crowned in the Breeders' Cup Mile

Antepost Angle: Breeders' Cup

Matt Brocklebank pinpoints the best long-range bets at this year's Breeders' Cup in Santa Anita, with America's leading turf horse backed to win the Mile.

Next Race Off

00:22 Mountaineer
9
(9)
Miss Otis
J: Erik Barbaran
8
(8)
Valyrian Steel
J: Jose Leon
7
(7)
Simplyirresistible
J: Luis Quinones

Football Tips

Our best bets for Bulgaria v England

England to bounce back in Bulgaria

England are looking to bounce back from defeat against the Czech Republic as they travel to Bulgaria. Tom Carnduff has two best bets.

All of Sporting Life's current best bets across a range of sports

Our best bets

Check out Sporting Life's best bets across racing, football and more.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette celebrate a goal for Arsenal in Valencia

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in October 2019.