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Result: Johanna Konta progresses at Australian Open, Heather Watson, Kyle Edmund out

Result: Konta through, but fellow Brits crash out
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Johanna Konta eases into the third round of the Australian Open, but her fellow Brits Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund crash out in Melbourne.

Johanna Konta has earned a spot in the third round of the Australian Open, but it is the end of the road for her fellow Brits Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund.

Britain still have three representatives - Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Konta - in the Grand Slam, but Watson and Edmund squandered the chance to progress.

It was a disappointing day for Edmund as he was beaten by Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-2 6-4 6-2 in just one hour and 48 minutes, landing just 53% of his first serves.

Edmund created just six break points during the entire match, but failed to take any of them as his opponent eased his way into the third round in Melbourne.

Elsewhere, Watson failed to follow up her impressive first-round win over Samantha Stosur by limping to a 2-6 7-6 10-8 defeat to American qualifier Jennifer Brady in two hours and 43 minutes.

Konta will continue flying the flag for Britain, though, as she overcame Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-2 in an impressive display, which included hitting 89% of first serves.

The 25-year-old will face 2011 semi-finalist Caroline Wozniacki in the next round.

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Johanna Konta in action on day two of the Australian Open on January 19, 2016
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Australian Open Third Round
12am
Berdych
Schwartzman
12am
Tsitsipas
Basilashvili
12am
Barty
Sakkari
1.30am
Tiafoe
Seppi
1.30am
Anisimova
Sabalenka
1.30am
Sasnovich
Pavlyuchenkova
2am
Fritz
Federer
3am
Bautista Agut
Khachanov
3am
Stephens
Martic
4am
Kvitova
Bencic
4.30am
Sharapova
Wozniacki
5.30am
Dimitrov
Fabbiano
8am
De Minaur
Nadal
9.30am
Cilic
Verdasco
9.30am
Birrell
Kerber
9.30am
Collins
Garcia

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