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Cincinnati | Peterson outlasts Konta

Jo Konta suffered a first round loss at this year’s Cincinnati Open, going down in three set to qualifier Rebecca Peterson, in what was the Swede’s second victory over a top 20 player this season.

It was a battle the whole match pretty much. I'm really happy with the way I was fighting for every point, and I had to. She was playing really tough, and I'm just really happy that I went through. Rebecca Peterson

In what was a battle between two players ranked No.1 in their respective contries, Peterson outlasted Konta, the 14th seed, 6-3 3-6 7-5 over two-hours and 33-minutes with Konta making 45 unforced errors.

“I’m pleased with the result. I’m happy with the way I’m playing, but I want to go further, and I want to do better,” Peterson said following her victory.

“It was a battle the whole match pretty much. I’m really happy with the way I was fighting for every point, and I had to. She was playing really tough, and I’m just really happy that I went through.

“I know that I have the game inside of me and that I can beat the top players,” Peterson continued. “I’m just, one day at a time, trying to get better all the time, and just keep on improving, and hopefully, the results will come.”

The Swede will face a fellow qualifier in the second round, Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, who defeated American wild card Bernarda Pera, 6-2 6-3.

“I’ve played her before, two times,” commented Peterson. “It’s going to be another tough match and I’m looking forward to the challenge.” The winner will go 2-1 up in their respective head-to-head.

In other action the 2011 winner Maria Sharapova, who last played in Cincinnati five years ago, came back from a pair of first-round defeats at Wimbledon and Toronto, to beat Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) while Venus Williams defeated fellow American Lauren Davis 7-5 6-2 to snap a four-match losing streak.

Also through are Aryna Sabalenka, Svetlana Kuznetsova, as well as the Polish teenager Iga Swiatek who ousted Caroline Garcia 7-6(1) 6-1 but Caroline Wozniacki lost to Dayana Yastremska of the Ukraine, 6-4 6-4.



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