Indian Wells: British number one Johanna Konta beaten by Kiki Bertens at BNP Paribas Open

Johanna Konta change into the handiest British female to manufacture the indispensable blueprint at Indian Wells

British #1 Johanna Konta change into overwhelmed in straight units by Kiki Bertens within the third round at Indian Wells, however Kyle Edmund is thru after beating Chile’s Nicolas Jarry.

Konta change into overwhelmed 7-6 (12-10) 6-4 by the Dutch world number seven to station up a fourth-round tie with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

Edmund meanwhile wanted correct 51 minutes to beat world number 86 Jarry.

He broke in correct the third sport to station the tone for a dominant 6-2 6-0 bewitch.

In difference, Konta’s bump into change into powerful closer, with correct three breaks of encourage within the match.

Seventh seed Bertens obtained a annoying tie-spoil to protect the principle station forward of edging the second to attain the fourth round for the principle time.

The 27-year-veteran now faces Muguruza, who stepped forward after third-round opponent Serena Williams retired.

Edmund off the trace

Edmund’s victory change into his first tour-level bewitch of 2019

Edmund, seeded 22, beat Russia’s Andrey Rublev within the final of the Oracle Challenger Sequence at Indian Wells final week having entered the second-tier tournament as he executed a comeback from a knee spoil.

On the other hand, his victory in opposition to Jarry change into his first tour-level success of 2019.

The Briton, who obtained a primary-round bye, will face Moldova’s Radu Albot on Tuesday after he beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-0 7-6 (7-4).


Russell Fuller, BBC Radio 5 Live tennis correspondent

There is powerful to love within the approach Konta is enjoying within the early stages of the season.

Her encourage is popping true into a real buddy all once more, and he or she is attempting in an effort to add extra diversity to her sport.

The British #1 secured a primary top-10 bewitch for 18 months in opposition to Sloane Stephens at the initiate of the year, and has since attain shut to repeating the trick in opposition to Muguruza at the Australian Originate, after which again on this third-round match.

Nonetheless she did fabricate some frustrating errors when seemingly up to the trace of aspects, and change into no longer rather as loyal as Bertens when first the tie-spoil, after which the second station, had been on the freeway.

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