Johanna Konta (PA/Provided)
British ninth seed Jo Konta turned the newest high-ranking participant to be despatched packing from the US Open on Thursday, shedding in three objects to Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.
Konta, a quarter-finalist in the long term 12 months’s US Open, was overwhelmed 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), Four-6 in a hard-fought contest that lasted barely beneath three hours.
Konta joins prime seed Karolina Pliskova and 10th seed Garbine Muguruza as essential casualties from early spherical play this week.
Cirstea, ranked 77th on the planet, will now play 20th seed Karolina Muchova contained inside the third spherical.
It is merely the third time in 11 appearances contained within the principle draw on the US Open that the 30-year-old Cirstea has reached the third spherical.
The Australian-born Konta had in administration after racing via the primary set, nonetheless was unable to counter as Cirstea responded strongly contained inside the second, aided by a robust serve which seen her end with eight aces.
Konta had no complaints with the defeat afterwards.
“I really truly actually really feel my stage was tons larger than hers inside the primary set,” she talked about.
“Nonetheless she’s a unbelievable participant. She has had some fairly glorious outcomes furthermore beforehand in her occupation. She’s in a position to having nice with some good tennis.
“She clearly raised her stage. We now have been battling type of toe-to-toe actually. She merely was elevated lastly.”
Outcomes from day 4 of the US Open tennis championship at Flushing Meadows on Thursday (x-denotes seed):
Casper Ruud (NOR x30) bt Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 6-Four, 6-Three, Three-2 abandon
Andrey Rublev (RUS x10) bt Gregoire Barrre (FRA) 6-2, 6-Four, 7-6 (7/Four)
Roberto Bautista (ESP x8) bt Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 6-Three, Three-6, 6-Three, 6-Four
Alex De Minaur (AUS x21) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-Four, 6-Three, 6-7 (6/eight), 7-5
Karen Khachanov (RUS x11) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-Three, 6-Four, 6-1
Marin Cilic (CRO x31) bt Norbert Gombos (SVK) 6-Three, 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-5
Donna Vekic (CRO x18) bt Patricia Tig (ROU) 6-2, 6-1
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP x10) 7-5, 6-Three
Maria Sakkari (GRE x15) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 2-6, 6-Three, 6-2
Amanda Anisimova (USA x22) bt Katrina Scott (USA) Four-6, 6-Four, 6-1
Karolina Muchova (CZE x20) bt Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 6-Three, 7-6 (7/Four)
Ons Jabeur (TUN x27) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 7-6 (10/eight), 6-Zero
Sofia Kenin (USA x2) bt Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 6-Four, 6-Three