Jo Konta loses to Petra Kvitova in the third round of the Miami Open

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Jo Konta wins only THREE matches while the British No. 1 loses to Czech ninth seed Petra Kvitova in the third round of the Miami Open in less than an hour

  • Jo Konta won the Miami Open in 2017 but lost in the third round on Saturday
  • The British number 1 was on the track for less than an hour and lost 6-1, 6-2 to Petra Kvitova
  • In the meantime, Cameron Norrie will take on Taylor Fritz in the third round on Sunday

British No. 1 Jo Konta struggled to find her form in a straight-sets defeat in the third round of the Miami Open on Saturday night.

The 29-year-old, who claimed the biggest title of her career when she won in Miami in 2017, was blown away by two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

The Czech ninth seed won 6-1, 6-2 in just 58 minutes to advance to the fourth round, where she will face fifth seed Elina Svitolina.

British No. 1 Jo Konta struggled to find her form in a third round defeat at the Miami Open

British No. 1 Jo Konta struggled to find her form in a third round defeat at the Miami Open

Ukrainian Svitolina defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the third round, while Victoria Azarenka will play world number one Ash Barty for a place in the quarter-finals.

Former World No. 1 Azarenka defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-2, while Barty defeated Jelena Ostapenko in a battle for the winners of the French Open, 6-3, 6-2.

Third seed and 2019 Wimbledon winner Simona Halep withdrew from her match against Anastasija Sevastova due to a shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, Briton Cameron Norrie will take on Taylor Fritz in the men’s singles on Sunday for a fourth-round finish after his impressive round two win over Grigor Dimitrov on Friday.

Konta was overwhelmed by two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday

Konta was overwhelmed by two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday

Konta was overwhelmed by two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday

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