Johanna Konta downs Kiki Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati
Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after seeing off Kiki Bertens on Tuesday night.
The seventh seed advanced in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, and looked in impressive form with both her forehand and backhand as she forced 10 break points, converting four of them.
Dutchwoman Bertens could only break Konta once in reply.
Johanna Konta of Great Britain returns a shot toKiki Bertens of Neherlands during day 4 of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.Getty Images
Konta will now face Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, who was a 7-6 (7/5) 3-6 6-2 winner over Catherine Bellis.