Konta causes Eastbourne upset

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Published: Wednesday 24th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Great Britain’s Jo Konta has entered uncharted territory at Eastbourne after beating Garbine Muguruza to reach the quarter-finals.

The 24-year-old, in the Aegon International on a wild card, removed world number eight Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday and followed up that scalp with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 defeat of 14th seed Muguruza.

She will next face Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic, who was leading Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 3-0 before the Canadian retired hurt from their third-round clash at Devonshire Park.

Australia-born Konta is ranked 146th in the world and has been handed a wild card into Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.

Published: Wednesday 24th June 2015 by The News Editor

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