Johanna Konta is through to the quarter-finals of Eastbourne.

The local hope and British No.1 edged a thrilling tussle with French Open champion and tenth seed Jelana Ostapenko at Devonshire Park.

Fifth seed Konta eventually prevailed 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 to set up a quarter-final clash later today against world No.1 Angelique Kerber.

Fellow Brit Heather Watson is also through to the lst eight after knocking out 14th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.

Watson faces unseeded Czech Barbara Strycova later today.

It is the first time two British players have reached the Eastbourne quarter-finals since 1975, when Virginia Wade was joined by Glynis Coles.

Konta said of her victory: "I'm very happy to have come through a tough match like that. Jelena is playing some incredible tennis."