Result: Johanna Konta claims place in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals

British number one Johanna Konta reaches the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open with a straight-sets win over Dominika Cibulkova.

Johanna Konta has recorded a straight-sets win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open.

The British number one suffered an early exit in Canada last week, but the Wimbledon semi-finalist continues to get some much-needed match practice ahead of the US Open after claiming a 6-3 6-4 triumph over Cibulkova.

During the opening set, Konta claimed two breaks of serve to move closer to a spot in the last eight, but Cibulkova was having plenty of joy on the seventh seed's serve and always remained competitive.

However, after squandering a couple of opportunities to move a break ahead in the second, Cibulkova allowed Konta to regain the momentum and the 26-year-old was eventually able to seal victory in one hour and 42 minutes.

The success sets up a showdown with Simona Halep, whom Konta defeated in an epic encounter at SW19 last month.

Johanna Konta in action on day two of the Australian Open on January 19, 2016
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