Johanna Konta's top-10 ambitions on hold after defeat in Wuhan to Petra Kvitova
British number one Johanna Konta missed the chance to close in on a place in the WTA Tour finals and also in the top 10 after being knocked out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open quarter-final by Petra Kvitova.
Victory for Konta would have seen her narrow the gap to just 81 points on eighth-placed Carla Suarez Navarro in the Road to Singapore, where the top eight players for the year all compete next month, but she succumbed to the immense hitting of the Czech in a 6-3 6-4 defeat after failing to take any of her four break points.
She was hurt further by Svetlana Kuznetsova's three-set win... read more
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