Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open

Elina Svitolina Carla Suarez French Open Maria Sakkari

"I played a player who played incredibly well, who was inspired, and that's also something that I'm also very happy to be a part of because it gave me another opportunity to learn about myself and see the things that I can do better".

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.

The 18th seed, fired a total of 20 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced through in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

To try and allay her nervousness, Hsieh joked with her coach that she was too anxious to play.

The Brit pounded every ball as if it was the last she'd hit, with the depth of her shots keeping Hsieh pegged back throughout the early exchanges.

The Taiwanese won seven points in a row to take the tie-breaker, and was the first to break in the deciding set.

Konta, ranked eighth in the world, was off to the flawless start and flew through the first set in just 23 minutes and was well and truly on top. "I had to fight for every point otherwise she would hit a victor or open the court", said Hsieh, who goes on to face Taylor Townsend of the United States.

- The defeat marked Konta's third consecutive first-round exit from the French Open. She will next be up against American Taylor Townsend in the second round.

- Italian Open champion Svitolina, who reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2015, will face Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round.

Konta's elimination was the major women's upset on Tuesday at Roland Garros.

She also now lives in Paris, where she met her boyfriend previous year.

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

Given the setting, the result was not all that surprising: Konta has now lost all three matches she has played at the French Open in her career.



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