Johanna Konta's top 10 ambitions on hold after straight-sets defeat by Petra Kvitova in Wuhan Open quarter-final
British No 1 Johanna Konta missed the chance to close in on a place in the WTA Tour finals and the top 10 of the world after being knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the Wuhan Open 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 over... read more
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