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Hsieh Su-wei hands Johanna Konta early Brexit at French Open 2017

Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan knocked out women’s seventh seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain, 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, in the 1st round of the French Open on Tuesday

tennis Updated: May 30, 2017 23:40 IST
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Taiwans's Hsieh Su-wei (L) shakes the hand of Great Britain's Johanna Konta after winning their first round match at the French Open.(REUTERS)

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei knocked British seventh seed Johanna Konta out of the French Open, registering her first victory over a top 10 player.

Hsieh Su-Wei, the 31-year-old world number 109, triumphed 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 taking the tie on her second match point when Konta fired a forehand return into the net.

Johanna Konta has yet to win a match in Paris in three main draw appearances.

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“It was not easy as she is a great player. I had to fight for every point otherwise she would hit a winner or open the court,” said Hsieh, who goes on to face Taylor Townsend of the United States.

Konta fired 37 winners but also 38 unforced errors.

Halep through

Meanwhile, third seed Simona Halep of Romania eased into the second round of the tournament after a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jana Cepelova in their Round 1 clash.

First Published: May 30, 2017 17:46 IST