BRITISH No.1 Johanna Konta marched past Victoria Azarenka yesterday and now faces an even tougher challenge.
Konta is through to the last 16 of the Wuhan Open in China after Azarenka, trailing by a set, retired injured. Lying in wait is top seed Simona Halep – the 4-1 title favourite at 10bet – who is 1-4 at Coral and William Hill to KO the Brit and 7-10 at Marathonbet to progress in straight sets.
Konta’s recent form will give her hope of making a game of it against the world No.2 and Konta is 19-5 at Marathonbet for a shock win while over 2.5 sets pays 2-1 at Ladbrokes.
Among the day’s other matches US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci faces Petra Kvitova while at the men’s Shenzen Open title favourite Tomas Berdych takes on Austin Krajicek and Nick Kyrgios tackles Tatsuma Ito in Kuala Lumpur.
Elsewhere there’s a busy night of Major League baseball and an Elite League speedway clash so post your sporting tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.