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• British No 1 wins 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
• Konta will face Slovak Viktoria Kuzmova next

Johanna Konta soared, dipped and soared again to defeat Lauren Davis in three sets on her way to reaching the third round of the French Open, where she might have expected to meet the world No 4, Kiki Bertens, for the second time in a fortnight, but instead will play the young Slovak Viktoria Kuzmova for the first time.

Davis, heavily strapped above and below her left knee, gave Konta a stern argument mid-match and in the third set before the British No 1 won 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the Bullring, the perfect setting for such a tough struggle.

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Wed, 29 May 2019 19:05:57 GMT

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