Result: Johanna Konta to face Angelique Kerber in last eight

Great Britain's Johanna Konta will face world number two Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games.

Great Britain's Johanna Konta has secured a quarter-final showdown with Angelique Kerber after coming through a marathon clash with Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The 25-year-old looked to be heading out of the Olympic Games after losing the first set to the experienced Russian but she fought back in the second to force a decider.

After a lengthy break before the third, Konta established a 5-3 lead but she failed to serve out the match as Kuznetsova threatened to deny the world number 13 a place in the last eight.

However, after seeing three match points pass her by, Konta converted on the fourth to seal a 3-6 7-5 7-5 victory in three hours and seven minutes.

She will play Australian Open champion Kerber for a place in the semi-finals after the German beat Samantha Stosur by a 6-0 7-5 scoreline.

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