Johanna Konta loses in Linz but Watson wins in Hong Kong

Johanna Konta
British number one Johanna Konta had won 24 matches out of 27 prior to her defeat by the USA's Madison Brengle

Johanna Konta saved six match points but lost 6-3 7-5 to Madison Brengle in the second round of the Linz Open.

It was the British number one's second defeat in Austria, having only reached the main draw as a 'lucky loser'.

In a second set of nine breaks, Konta rallied from 0-40 when Brengle served for the match at 5-4 and again from 15-40 two games later before succumbing.

Heather Watson reached the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open, beating Chinese Taipei's Lee Ya-Hsuan.

The 23-year-old British number two, ranked 61, won in three sets, 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-4, and will face 2009 US Open champion Sam Stosur in the last eight.

It is Watson's first quarter-final since winning in Hobart in January.

For Konta, at a career-high ranking of 47, it was only a fourth defeat in 27 matches since Wimbledon. Her loss to world number 105 Klara Koukalova in qualifying was her first to a lower-ranked player since May.

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