Result: Johanna Konta boosts Singapore hopes with hard-fought win

Johanna Konta in action at the Miami Open on March 30, 2016
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British number one Johanna Konta seals a straight-sets win over Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open.

Johanna Konta has boosted her hopes of reaching the WTA Finals with a hard-fought victory over Carla Suarez Navarro in the Wuhan Open quarter-finals.

The British number one has work to do if she wants to progress through to the end-of-season event in Singapore, but she has improved her chances with a 7-5 7-6 triumph over the Spaniard, who sits above her in the standings.

A tight first set was decided when Konta struck in the 12th and final game but the second was a back-and-forth affair which saw Konta twice come back from a break down.

She saved three set points to get back to 5-5 before missing out on a match point before the set ended in a tie-break, which was heading in Suarez Navarro's direction when she brought up three more set points.

However, Konta saved them all and after creating a second match point, a cross-court forehand found the line and she was able to celebrate a win which took over two hours.

She will now face either Angelique Kerber or Petra Kvitova for a place in the semi-finals.

Johanna Konta of Great Britain looks down in her match against Karolina Pliskova on March 15, 2016
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