Johanna Konta fell at the first hurdle in Cincinnati for the second year in a row
Johanna Konta’s challenging start to the hard-court season continued on Monday after she was knocked out in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters by Swedish qualifier Rebecca Petersen.
The British No 1 was seeded 14th for the tournament but found herself on the wrong end of the outing, losing 6-3 3-6 7-5.
Konta was on the ropes early after losing the first set. However, at 2-2 in the second, she reeled off three successive games, before closing it out 6-3.