sport news Jo Konta beats Sloane Stephens in Italian Open second-round

Jo Konta produces one of her best performances on clay to beat Sloane Stephens in the Italian Open Jo Konta rallied from losing opening set to beat Sloane Stephens on Thursday She won 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 against the French Open runner-up at Italian Open Konta returns to court later on Thursday to take on Venus Williams 

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 12:11 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 12:20 BST, 16 May 2019

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Jo Konta produced arguably the best win of her career on clay by beating French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Italian Open in .

The British No 1 lost the opening set having held a 4-0 lead but recovered impressively, showing the significant improvements she has made on the surface to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-1.

Konta's only previous victory over a top-10 player on clay came against Roberta Vinci at the same venue three years ago.

Jo Konta beat French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Italian Open

Jo Konta beat French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Italian Open

Wednesday's wash-out means Konta must

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