Wozniacki Beats Konta to Reach Eastbourne Quarterfinals

Wozniacki came back to beat Konta 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and advance to the Eastbourne quarters. 
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EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne International by beating Johanna Konta 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday.

Konta had not dropped a set against Wozniacki in their two previous meetings at the 2017 Australian Open and the final of last year's Miami Open.

Konta broke the world No. 2 in the opening game before the British No. 1 responded to dropping her own serve by breaking again to go 4-3 up and eventually taking the set.

But Wozniacki responded impressively by racing through the next two sets and sealed victory with an ace on her second match point. The Danish player next faces eighth-seeded Ashleigh Barty.

Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova made light work of No. 14 Barbora Strycova, dispatching her fellow Czech 6-3, 6-4.

The defending champion next plays Aryna Sabalenka after the Belarusian beat Elise Mertens.

Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Danielle Collins of the United States 6-1, 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal meeting against seventh-seeded Russian Daria Kasatkina.

Third-seeded Petra Kvitova pulled out with a hamstring injury before her third-round match against Agnieszka Radwanska.

The Polish player next meets fifth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko after the Estonian dismissed Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-1, 6-2.