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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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Australian Open Second Round
Result
Kudla
Schwartzman
4 5 6 7  4
6 7 3 66 6
Result
Travaglia
Basilashvili
6 3 6 4 3
3 6 3 6 6
Result
Tsitsipas
Troicki
6 2 6 7
3 6 2 5
Result
Hives
Garcia
3 3
6 6
Result
Kontaveit
Sasnovich
3 3
6 6
Result
Pavlyuchenkova
Bertens
3 6 6
6 3 3
Result
Stephens
Babos
6 6
3 1
Result
Vondrousova
Martic
4 5
6 7
Result
Albot
Verdasco
1 62 3
6 7  6
Result
Anderson
Tiafoe
6 4 4 5
4 6 6 7
Result
Berdych
Haase
6 6 6
1 3 3
Result
Cilic
McDonald
7 69 6 6
5 7  4 4
Result
Thompson
Seppi
3 4 4
6 6 6
Result
Barty
Wang
6 6
2 3
Result
Collins
Vickery
6 7
3 5
Result
Sharma
Sakkari
1 4
6 6
Result
Evans
Federer
65 63 3
7  7  6
Result
Fabbiano
Opelka
615 6 6 3 7 
7  2 4 6 65
Result
Monfils
Fritz
3 7  66 65
6 68 7  7 
Result
Bencic
Putintseva
7 4 6
5 6 2
Result
Boulter
Sabalenka
3 4
6 6
Result
Larsson
Wozniacki
1 3
6 6
Result
Tsurenko
Anisimova
0 2
6 6
Result
Vekic
Birrell
4 6 1
6 4 6
Result
Nishioka
Khachanov
3 3 3
6 6 6
Result
Bautista Agut
Millman
6 6 3 66 6
3 1 6 7  4
Result
Kvitova
Begu
6 6
1 3
Result
Dimitrov
Cuevas
6 65 6 7
3 7  3 5
Result
De Minaur
Laaksonen
6 6 67 4 6
4 2 7  6 3
Result
Haddad Maia
Kerber
2 3
6 6
Result
Ebden
Nadal
3 2 2
6 6 6
Result
Sharapova
Peterson
6 6
2 1

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