Things get worse when Britain’s No. 1 Jo Konta joins Dan Evans and Heather Watson as early exits in the first round of the French Open and is pushed aside on a straight set.
- Johanna Konta confronts Solana Chilsteer in the first round of the French Open
- British players lost their first set 6-7 and were threatened with another early termination
- Cîrstea was never calm and flew out in the second set and won 6-2.
- Conta out of competition following Heather Watson in the first round
Johanna Konta After losing in the first round again at the French Open, he will fall from the top 30.
Britain’s number one kept the ranking points from her illustrious run at the 2019 French Open to the semi-finals, but didn’t win the match on other occasions she played for clay in Paris.
Conta played early in the first set against Romania’s Solana Chilsteer, who defeated her at the US Open last summer, but then made too many mistakes and lost 7-6 (5) 6-2. ..
Joanna is out of the French Open after losing straight to Solana Chilsteer in Round 1.
Conta couldn’t cope with Romanian power and tore the second round violently.
So far, the bad season has continued for a 30-year-old player who won only three games in 2021.
The 19th seed looked comfortable at first and moved to a 4-2 lead, but the errors started to increase-she disabled a total of 30-and Cîrstea scratched her way home. ..
With some costly errors in the tiebreaker, Cîrstea was a much better player in the second set, with world number 54 winning against a frustrated opponent in 1 hour and 30 minutes. ..
Conta’s defeat means Cameron Norrie is the only British singles player until the second round, but her slides down the rankings could be even worse, the UK’s number one. Is defending many points at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Conta’s confidence seemed to have been struck by the defeat of the first set, and she never recovered
Cîrstea immediately took the lead in the second set, and Conta never responded.
Brit’s difficult season became even tougher and suffered an early end to yet another French Open
Things get worse when Britain’s No. 1 Jo Konta is wiped out with a straight set.
SourceThings get worse when Britain’s No. 1 Jo Konta is wiped out with a straight set.