Pan Pacific Open: Johanna Konta beats Gabriela Dabrowski to reach round of 16

Britain's Johanna Konta registered a straight-set win over Gabriela Dabrowski to reach the round of 16 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta

Konta, ranked 43rd in the world, beat the Canadian qualifier 6-2 6-0.

The British number one did not face a break point in the match and won 10 games in a row as she closed out the victory in 65 minutes.

She will play Donna Vekic next, after the Croat beat 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens.

Vekic, who beat Stephens in the first round at Wimbledon in July, registered a 6-4 6-4 win over the American.

Dabrowski, a doubles specialist ranked 541st in singles, started well but was broken in the sixth game of the first set.

Konta hit 17 winners in the opening set and dropped just four points on serve in the second.

"She definitely played really well in parts and I had to raise my level to come through that," Konta said.

"I had to be tough out there. She was playing some great tennis."

Earlier, Australian seventh seed Ashleigh Barty beat America's Coco Vandeweghe, nine days after the two won the US Open women's doubles title together.

Barty won 4-6 6-3 7-5 and will face former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the round of 16.

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