Cameron Norrie and Johanna Konta progress to Mexico Open quarter-finals

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Cameron Norrie and Johanna Konta progress to Mexico Open quarter-finals but Katie Boulter is force to retire from second round match

  • Britain’s Cameron Norrie upset No 4 seed Diego Schwartzman at Mexico Open
  • World No 64 prevailed in three sets to beat Argentine and reach quarter-finals
  • Johanna Konta was dominant in her win over Varvara Flink in Acapulco 
  • She needed just one hour and 23 minutes to win and faces Donna Vekic next
  • Katie Boulter had to retire in the second set of her match with Sonya Kenin
  • Kyle Edmund recorded his first win of 2019 against Tommy Robredo 

Press Association

Britain’s Cameron Norrie upset No 4 seed Diego Schwartzman to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open.

The world No 64 was down an early break in the opening set, but fought back to force a tie-break and put himself in the lead.

The pair then traded breaks in the second, with the Argentinian eventually claiming the edge to draw level, but it was Norrie who came out on top in the decider to seal a 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3 win.

Cameron Norrie advanced into the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open by beating Diego Schwartzman in three sets

Cameron Norrie advanced into the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open by beating Diego Schwartzman in three sets

Cameron Norrie advanced into the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open by beating Diego Schwartzman in three sets

World No 64 impressed as he defeated the Argentine to reach the last eight in Acapulco

World No 64 impressed as he defeated the Argentine to reach the last eight in Acapulco

World No 64 impressed as he defeated the Argentine to reach the last eight in Acapulco

The Briton will face Mackenzie McDonald in the quarter-finals.

Johanna Konta also claimed a spot in the last eight in Acapulco after defeating Varvara Flink in straight sets.

The No 8 seed dominated from the off, breaking her opponent in the first game of the match, before clinching a 6-4 6-1 win in an hour and 23 minutes.

No 3 seed Donna Vekic will be her opponent in the quarter-finals.

Johanna Konta, pictured at the Fed Cup last month, made it through to the last eight in Mexico

Johanna Konta, pictured at the Fed Cup last month, made it through to the last eight in Mexico

Johanna Konta, pictured at the Fed Cup last month, made it through to the last eight in Mexico

Katie Boulter retired in the second set of her second round match with Sonya Kenin

Katie Boulter retired in the second set of her second round match with Sonya Kenin

Katie Boulter retired in the second set of her second round match with Sonya Kenin

Britain’s Katie Boulter did not fare as well, as she was forced to retire from her second-round match at the same tournament.

The 22-year-old had been trailing Sonya Kenin 6-4 4-1.

Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund posted his first win of 2019 by beating Tommy Robredo in the second round of the Oracle Challenger Series at Indian Wells.

The British world No 27, who was given a bye in the first round, swept past his Spanish opponent 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 23 minutes.

Kyle Edmund recorded his first victory of 2019 by defeating Tommy Robredo at Indian Wells

Kyle Edmund recorded his first victory of 2019 by defeating Tommy Robredo at Indian Wells

Kyle Edmund recorded his first victory of 2019 by defeating Tommy Robredo at Indian Wells

The victory comes after a disappointing start to the year for Edmund, who fell to Tomas Berdych in the first round of the Australian Open last month.

Dan Evans, who narrowly missed out on his first ATP title at the weekend, claimed a 6-4 7-5 first-round win against Maxime Cressy.

In the women’s event, fellow Briton Heather Watson was dismissed by China’s Han Xinyun 6-4 7-6 (4).

 

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