Johanna Konta reaches Italian Open quarter-finals with Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams wins | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta reaches Italian Open quarter-finals with Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams wins | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta reaches Italian Open quarter-finals with Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams wins | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta is through to her first quarter-final in Rome

Johanna Konta defeated Grand Slam champions Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams to advance to the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday.

Due to persistent rain on Wednesday, Konta was forced to play twice on Thursday and she produced two impressive performances to underline her improvement on clay.

She kicked off proceedings with arguably the best clay-court victory of her career, defeating French Open runner-up Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-1 in the second-round.

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