World Tennis News: Brits Progress at US Open

Britain’s Jo Konta continues her fantastic run of success at this year’s US Open after another amazing match where she defeated eighteenth seed Andrea Petkovic 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 to reach round four. Konta, ranked 97th is enjoying her best Grand Slam performance to date but faces tough competition in her next opponent fifth seed Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic.

_85391232_murray_gettyBritish number Andy Murray has also progressed into the US Open fourth round as he breezed past thirtieth seed Thomaz Bellucci from Brazil in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in another night session at Flushing meadows. He will now face South African Kevin Anderson who is fourteenth seed in the last sixteen tomorrow. In the head-to-head Murray leads Anderson 5-1 most recently beating him at Queen’s Club in June.

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