Konta sets Wozniacki showdown in Eastbourne

 British No.1 Johanna Konta got the last week of her Wimbledon tune-up underway with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in the second round of the Nature Valley International.
Playing her third tournament in a row on home soil, Konta had little trouble in dispatching the Libéma Open champion in 74 minutes, exacting a measure of revenge for a first round defeat at the US Open last summer in the pair's first career meeting.
"I think I really tried to play the right way and the way that was going to bring me the most opportunities. It definitely wasn't an easy match...and I know how well she can play, especially coming off winning a tournament," Konta said after the match.
"I knew she was going to be difficult to play and I'm happy that I was able to keep my focus on my side of the net and do what I set out to do."
After winning her first career title in 's-Hertogenbosch, Krunic withdrew from the Mallorca Open last week with a right elbow injury, but rebounded to defeat qualifier Andrea Sestini Hlavackova in the first round.
The Serb returned to the courts in Eastbourne with a heavily taped right arm, before also receiving a medical timeout in between sets of Tuesday's encounter for treatment on her left knee. 
Despite injury concerns, the World No.39 battled hard in the second set before suffering her first loss on grass this season, and forced the former Wimbledon semifinalist to play some of her best tennis to reach the third round. 
The Brit struck 29 winners to 17 unforced errors in the match and never lost serve. The World No.22 dropped just 10 points on her delivery overall, as she saved both break points she faced and served four aces. 
Konta and Wozniacki will square off for the first time in over a year, as the Brit did not drop a set against the Dane in two meetings a season ago.
In 2017, Konta recorded victories at the Australian Open, and in the final of the Miami Open to win her first Premier Mandatory title. 
"I'm looking forward to that," Konta said. "I haven't played her in quite some time and she's obviously a Grand Slam champion this year, playing some great tennis, so I'll look forward to that battle."