Konta reaches last 16 in the Miami Open

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Eastbourne’s British number one Johanna Konta joined compatriot Heather Watson in the Miami Open last 16.

24th seed Konta recovered to beat Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-3) in two hours and 23 minutes.

Konta twice had to serve to stay in the match but held her nerve before taking control of the tie-break.

She will face 32nd seed Monica Niculescu of Romania in the fourth round.

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