Konta makes British history at Roland Garros with win

Paris - Johanna Konta became the first British woman in 36 years to reach the fourth round of the French Open when she defeated Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.

The 26th seed will face 23rd-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia for a quarter-final spot.

Anne Hobbs and Jo Durie where the last British women to get to the last 16 in Paris in 1983 with Durie going on to reach the semi-finals.

Results from the sixth day of the French Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):


2nd rd

Martin Klizan (SVK) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x22) 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 9-7

3rd rd

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Casper Ruud (NOR) 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (10/8)

Kei Nishikori (JPN x7) bt Laslo Djere (SRB x31) 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 4-6, 8-6

Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 0-0 -- retired

Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) bt Corentin Moutet (FRA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt David Goffin (BEL x27) 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3


2nd rd

Madison Keys (USA x14) bt Priscilla Hon (AUS) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR x27) bt Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 5-7, 7-5, 11-9

3rd rd

Sloane Stephens (USA x7) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x19) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x9) 6-3, 6-3

Donna Vekic (CRO x23) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI x15) 6-4, 6-1

Johanna Konta (GBR x26) bt Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x28) 6-4, 6-4

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x12) bt Elise Mertens (BEL x20) 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 11-9

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Petra Martic (CRO x31) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x2) 6-3, 6-3

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