Konta overpowers Hsieh in first round

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Taipei Times
Date: Jul 05, 2017
By: Reuters, LONDON

British No. 1 Johanna Konta on Monday took revenge on Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei at Wimbledon,

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei serves to Britain’s Johanna Konta in their Wimbledon women’s singles first-round match at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Monday. Photo: AFP

sending the Taiwanese home 6-2, 6-2 after losing to her in the first round of the French Open.

The sixth seed beat two Grand Slam champions in a day on the grass at last week’s rain-interrupted Eastbourne International, arriving in brimming with form, but had been an injury scare after a heavy fall forced her to withdraw from her semi-final.

However, she appeared to be moving well in front of a cheering Court One crowd and told reporters she felt “absolutely fine.”

“I was really just trying to stay as focused on what I was trying to do out there, and not necessarily get caught up in her web,” the 26-year-old said of Hsieh, who had beaten her in three sets on the Paris clay.    [FULL  STORY]

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