Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Italian Open: Johanna Konta Beaten By Venus Williams As Novak Djokovic Through

Italian Open: Johanna Konta Beaten By Venus Williams As Novak Djokovic Through

The British number one was facing the American veteran for the first time since March, when victory sent her into the final in Miami. Venus Williams powered into the Italian Open quarter-finals today with a dominant 6-1 3-6 6-1 victory over fifth seed Johanna Konta.

"In the second set, it was like sometimes I felt like there were moments where I had a chance and she would have a strong hold and it was just one break".

Konta had beaten Williams the last three times they played, but Williams jumped in front this time as Konta committed 13 unforced errors in the first set.

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Elsewhere, Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit backed up her shock win over world number one Angelique Kerber on Wednesday by beating 16th seed Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-1 6-1.

"I feel great", she said.

The Friday quarterfinals will see (6) Halep vs. (Q) Kontaveit, (15) Bertens vs. (Q) Gavrilova, (2) Pliskova vs. (8) Svitolina, and (3) Muguruza vs. (9) Williams.

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"I love this tournament, and I love Rome", Williams said after the match.

"I'm not thinking a lot about French Open".

Unseeded Daria Gavrilova stunned Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 2-6 7-5 6-4 to reach the last eight, where she will play Kiki Bertens - a 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 victor over Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

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Simona Halep improved her record against Pavlyuchenkova to 7-0, despite briefly losing momentum in the second set.

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