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Konta beaten in Cincinnati by qualifier Peterson

Konta beaten in Cincinnati by qualifier Peterson

12/08/2019 at 22:15Updated 13/08/2019 at 09:03

British number one Johanna Konta lost in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters to qualifier Rebecca Peterson in a topsy-turvy match.

Konta made a sluggish start, going 3-0 down, and the Swede deserved her 6-3 lead in the first set.

But the former world number four made a strong comeback, opting for short balls, getting her opponent to move more, and levelled things up when she took the second set 6-3.

It looked like it might be Peterson who would be rueing missed opportunities in the decider, going 4-1 up before allowing Konta back into it at 5-5.

But she kept her cool and concentration, serving well to take the match 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

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