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Acapulco | Vekic ousts Konta

Acapulco | Vekic ousts Konta

British number one Jo Konta lost to Croatian Donna Vekic at the quarter-final stage of the women’s draw of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

The Eastbourne resident was dispatched 6-3 7-5, but put up a hard fight against the number three seed who seemed to have the edge despite a nervy start leading to the two losing their opening service games but it was Vekic who gained control with a break for 5-3 to go on and serve out the first set.

Seeded eight, Konta the proceeded to lose her serve again when she opened the second set but recovered to level at 2-all and again to take a 5-3 lead only to falter and lose the next four games of the quarter-final to allow Vekic to advance for her third semi-final of the year after 76- minutes on court.

There the Croat will face China’s Yafan Wang who dispatched the Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3 6-4

In other action American Sofia Kenin beat former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-4 4-6 7-5 and Canada’s Bianca Andreescu beat the seventh seed from China Saisai Zheng 7-6(3) 6-1.


About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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