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Charleston Open: Johanna Konta in shock defeat by Fanny Stollar

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Charleston Open: Johanna Konta in shock defeat by Fanny Stollar

Johanna Konta had overwhelmed Fanny Stollar 6-Three 6-1 of their solely earlier assembly in February

British primary Johanna Konta suffered a shock second-round defeat to Fanny Stollar within the Charleston Open in South Carolina.

Sixth seed Konta, 26, misplaced 3-6 4-6 to the 19-year-old Hungarian qualifier and world quantity 219.

The world quantity 22, who had a bye within the first spherical, beat Stollar within the Fed Cup in February.

She misplaced 62% of factors on her second serve and didn’t drive a break level within the second set.

“She is actually powerful to play in opposition to so I used to be coming right here anticipating nothing,” mentioned Stollar, who hit 28 winners and now performs Dutch quantity 12 seed Kiki Bertens.

“I used to be simply going to play my recreation and deal with each level. I actually simply tried to maintain my serve, break hers, and hold her behind the baseline.”

Second seed Petra Kvitova additionally fell to a shock defeat within the first clay courtroom occasion of the WTA season, shedding to fellow Czech Kristyna Pliskova 6-1, 1-6, 3-6.

The 2-time Grand Slam champion eased by means of the opening set however, regardless of breaking Pliskova 5 occasions, she additionally made 44 unforced errors in a haphazard efficiency.

After her sluggish begin, the aggressive Pliskova seized command to say the second and the world quantity 77 broke twice within the decider to seal victory.

“My serve was horrible within the first set, so I needed to deal with my serve and the remainder of the sport was higher then as nicely,” mentioned Pliskova, who spurned six match factors.

Pliskova will subsequent play Russian Elena Vesnina, who beat American Taylor Townsend 6-Four 6-1.

In the meantime, German fifth seed Julia Gorges beat Kristie Ahn of america 2-6 6-Four 7-6 to arrange a match with Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who received her first WTA title with victory at Indian Wells in March.

And final 12 months’s US Open finalist Madison Keys defeated Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-1 3-6 6-Three and can face Italian Camila Giorgi within the third spherical.

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