US Open: Konta Beats Bencic To Qualify For Fourth Round

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Updated September 3, 2016

Johanna-Konta-Belinda-Bencic-TennisBritish Tennis player, Johanna Konta, has defeated her Swiss opponent, Belinda Bencic to qualify for the fourth round of the US Open.

The 25-year-old put up an amazing performance to beat Bencic 6-2 6-1 on Saturday in New York.

Despite the health issues that affected the 13th seed during the second round, Konta knocked out her 19-year-old challenger in 52 minutes.

She served with pace and accuracy from the start to keep her opponent on the back foot and a run of seven unanswered games gave her complete control.

She did not give away a single break point, won 19 out of 20 points on her first serve and hit 29 winners to Bencic’s nine.

“I feel overwhelmingly happy.

“I felt I did a good job playing the match at hand and I focused all my energies into this match.

“I was happy how I dealt with things,” she told BBC.

Konta would contend with Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in the next round.

She had reached the fourth round in 2015 and made the Australian Open semi-finals in January.