Konta stuns Halep at Wuhan

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Bri­tain’s Jo­hanna Konta pulled off a stun­ning third-set re­vival on Wed­nes­day as she floored top seed Simona Halep in the big­gest up­set yet at the shock-prone Wuhan Open in China.

As de­fend­ing cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova joined the ex­o­dus of top seeds, world No 2 Halep ap­peared to have the mea­sure of 66th-ranked Konta when she led 5-1 in the third.

But 24-year-old Konta, who reached the US Open last 16 as a qual­i­fier, bravely fought her way back to take it 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and set up a quar­ter­fi­nal with child­hood idol Venus Wil­liams.

Jo­hanna Konta

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