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Konta hits semifinals, Evans reaches third round

By Editor   |   12 January 2017   |   3:21 am
Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles third round match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 6, 2016. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP

Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their women’s singles third round match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 6, 2016.<br />NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP

British number one Johanna Konta reached the Sydney International semi-finals, while men’s number three Dan Evans also progressed yesterday.

World number 10 Konta triumphed 6-3 7-5 against Russian 19-year-old Daria Kasatkina, who beat world number one Angelique Kerber in the previous round.

The 25-year-old will face Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the last four.


Evans, 26, beat Spanish eighth seed Marcel Granollers 1-6 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round.

He will face the winner of the match between top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and Portuguese qualifier Gastao Elias.


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