Tennis – Connecticut Open ’18: Johanna Konta Wins First Round
English number one Johanna Konta proceeded with her US Open preparation, with a 1st round prevail over Germany’s Laura Siegemund at the Connecticut Open. Konta, who is positioned 46th in the Women’s Singles Tennis rankings, won 6-2. 7-5 against the world number 146.
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The Briton lost 4 points on serve in the opening set, yet had to dive further in the second breaking to lead 6-5 and eventually winning the game.
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After noticeably thrashing Serena Williams in San Jose, she beat Grand Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko and Victoria Azarenka in Montreal.
Konta, 27, was the seventh seed at Flushing Meadows a year ago, however lost to unseeded Serb Aleksandra Krunic in the 1st round, and has dropped down the rankings since.
In any case, the American hard-court season has given the 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist a lift going into the US Open.
Johanna Konta defeats Laura Siegemund 62 75 in R1 of the Connecticut Open in New Haven today! 👏🔥🎾
— Tennis news results (@Tnewsresults) 20 August 2018
Konta, showing up in the primary draw in New Haven, will play Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the second round.
One match in: Johanna Konta beats Laura Siegemund 6-2, 7-5. Aliaksandra Sasnovich-Kristina Mladenovic started an hour before that, is 3-2 on serve in the third after two tiebreaks, and may take two more hours
— Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) 20 August 2018
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