Konjuh should be ready to dismiss Vesnina in Dubai
Croat has coasted to two straight-sets wins
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Ana Konjuh could be a live title prospect in the Dubai Championship and the Croat could have enough to see off inconsistent third-round opponent Elena Vesnina.
Bookmakers are giving little away on Konjuh – it was a similar story with their initial outright quotes on the tournament – but after straight-sets triumphs over Shuai Zhang and Sam Stosur there is little to deter fans of the 19-year-old from getting involved again.
Vesnina, who as eighth seed received a first-round bye, dismissed Misaki Doi 6-2 7-5 on Tuesday but that was nothing less than expected.
Her last-16 task looks tougher and Konjuh is definitely good enough to shine in a Premier Five tournament such as Dubai.
Kyle Edmund returns to action against Yen-Hsun Lu in the wake of his Delray Beach first-round victory over Adrian Mannarino. The Briton could progress, but Lu can be a doughty rival.
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