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Brits Konta and Edmund march on in Brisbane


By Robert Jones

Johanna Konta overcame a tough start to beat Ajla Tomljanovic and reach the Brisbane International quarter-finals.

For the second game running, the British No.1 fought back from losing the first set, eventually triumphing 4-6 6-1 6-4.

Konta, after a tough opening round encounter with Madison Keys, struggled to find rhythm.

Tomljanovic broke Konta's serve four times, meaning when she held for the second time, it was enough for the first set. But Konta kicked into gear, finding her range on serve while causing damage on her opponent's, and won the second set 6-1.

She was having a comfortable time of it in the final set until a late rally from the Croatian, but Konta eventually served it out at the second attempt to set up a last-eight meeting with Elina Svitolina or Ana Konjuh.

British No.2 Kyle Edmund claimed a comeback victory over Denis Shapovalov. He lost the first set, but fought back to record a 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 victory and set up a clash with South Korea's Hyeon Chung.

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