Wimbledon 2018: Johanna Konta and Juan Martín Del Potro in action – live!

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Vikhlyantseva holds to lead 5-4 in the second set on Court 2. Konta’s grappling for control now. But Viklhyantseva’s not making it easy. At 0-15, the Russian reads a drop shot and slaps a forehand down the line for 0-30. This is a sticky spell for Konta, but she does well to gather her thoughts and rattle through the next three points to lead 40-30. But the game goes to deuce and Vikhlyantseva earns a break point with a stout backhand pass. Nervy times. Konta’s pulled wide by a forehand, but her riposte is good enough for Vikhlyantseva to miss with an attempted winner down the line. A woeful drop shot gifts the Russian another chance. Konta nets a first serve. Vikhlyantseva can’t take advantage of the second and a relieved Konta holds when the Russian nets a forehand. That was close.

The 17th seed could easily have lost the first set. Instead the result has a convincing look.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg at Wimbledon
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