Johanna Konta beats Lara Arruabarrena to reach last eight in Miami

Johanna Konta
Konta has reached the quarter-finals in Miami for the second successive year

British number one Johanna Konta eased into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open with a 7-5 6-1 victory over Lara Arruabarrena.

Konta was given a testing time in the opening set by the Spaniard, who had won only one match this year prior to the tournament.

But 10th seed Konta's serving was key and she broke Arruabarrena at 6-5 up before going on to dominate.

Konta will now play third seed Simona Halep in the last eight.

Romanian Halep saved a match point before beating Australian Sam Stosur 4-6 7-5 6-2.

"I felt I played myself more into the match a bit more," said Konta, who is into the quarter-finals in Miami for the second successive year.

"As the match went on, I felt clearer and clearer on how I wanted to play and what I wanted to do out there from my perspective.

"I'm quite happy I was able to execute that reasonably well, and also make it tough for her to stay in that match with the level that she was playing at."

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