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Montreal | Konta wins through to meet Azarenka

Montreal | Konta wins through to meet Azarenka

Johanna Konta eliminated 11th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko, the former French Open champion from Latvia 6-7(6) 6-1 6-2 to reach the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal

I played myself into the match and tried to be as tough as possible Jo Konta

Both players struggled on their serves in the opening set as there were six breaks of serve, but Konta managed to up her game in the next two sets to ease into the second round where the two-time grand slam winner from Belarus, Victoria Azarenka. Awaits following her comfortable 6-0 6-1 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France.

“I played myself into the match and tried to be as tough as possible,” said Konta, who routed Serena Williams 6-1 6-0 last week in San Jose, Calif. “(Ostapenko) has such a big game, so many big shots, sometimes you are spectator out there. When I had the opportunity to do the most I could, stay strong, I think I built up enough momentum. That’s why I was able to keep pushing through in the second and third.”

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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