Robson & Konta progress in Guangzhou

There was good news for the British No. 1 and 3 as they both progressed comfortably to the WTA Guangzhou quarter-finals.

Laura Robson is bidding to go one step further than she did here last year, when she became the first British woman in 22 years to reach a WTA final.

She just fell short in the final to Su-Wei Hsieh in the final last year, but so fa r has had straight sets victories on her way to another quarter-final.

She had to overcome a bit of a fight-back from wildcard Zheng Saisai and meets Zheng Jie in the next round. She beat her this time last year so hopefully will fancy her chances for another victory.

British No. 3 Jo Konta makes it into her first WTA quarter-final made it into the main draw as a qualifier. She also has a 1-0 record over Zhang Shuai so could be on her way to a semi-final if she continues to play as confidently as she has over this week.

Sadly there would be no joy for the British No. 2 Heather Watson, who was competing at the WTA International event in Seoul, Korea. She fell in the first round to WTA veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm.