Johanna Konta beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Dubai Duty Free Championships.
Johanna Konta is the world number 12
British number one Johanna Konta reached the last 16 of the Dubai Duty-Free Championships with a straight-set win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Konta, the world number 12 and seventh seed, beat the Russian 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 to become the first British woman to win a main-draw match at the competition.
The 26-year-old will play Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the next round.
” I’m delighted to have come through that,” said Konta, who reached the Qatar Open quarter-finals recently. (BBC Online)