US Open 2015: Jo Konta beats Andrea Petkovic to reach fourth round

Jo Konta beats Andrea Petkovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the US Open in New York

Jo Konta continued her stunning winning run with victory over 18th seed Andrea Petkovic to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

Konta converted her sixth match point to win 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 and take her winning streak to 16 matches.

The Briton had three match points at 5-1 before finally converting her second chance to serve it out after one hour and 56 minutes at Flushing Meadows.

She will next take on two-time Wimbledon champion and fourth seed Petra Kvitova in the last 16 in New York.

“It’s all a progression,” said Konta. “I feel like I’ve been playing a good level of tennis all year.

“It’s always a confidence boost when you get to play against the best players in the world.

“It was definitely tough because, even if she’s not feeling her best, she’s one of the best competitors on the tour.

“She definitely didn’t give it to me, as you can tell from the last three games.”

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