Konta claims Makarova success

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Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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Great Britain’s Jo Konta claimed the biggest scalp of her career by beating world number eight Ekaterina Makarova at Eastbourne.

Konta, in the tournament on a wild card, came through 6-2 6-4 on Tuesday at the Devonshire Park grass-court event to reach the third round.

The 24-year-old, who competed for Australia before gaining British citizenship in 2012, is ranked 146th but has been handed a wild card into Wimbledon which begins next Monday.

Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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