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Keys ends 4-match losing skid with Paris win

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Johanna Konta vs Su-Wei Hsieh, French Open first round live score updates

Johanna Konta crashed out of the French Open in the first round after suffering a shock 1-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 loss to world No 109 Hsieh Su-Wei on Tuesday.

Konta raced through the first set but then got bogged down in a battle and became thoroughly frustrated as Taiwan's Hsieh ground out a 1-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 victory.

"Whether I've lost first round or third round or quarters, I do my best to not judge myself on that aspect".

- South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat men's 27th seed Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the first round. Indeed, bookers had her as short as 1/500 in-play as she looked certain to end her French Open hoodoo.

"It's not really easy to play the seeded in the first round: they play all the big tournaments, they are very positive, their mental is very tough, their body is big and strong", the 31-year-old Hsieh said.

- Verdasco, 33, was a picture of consistency against the 20-year-old Zverev, who came to Roland Garros on a high after beating Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open last week. Elsewhere, fellow seeds Barbora Strycova, Carla Suarez-Navarro and Caroline Garcia defeated Alison Riske (6-3 6-0), Maria Sakkari (6-4 6-2) and Nao Hibino (6-2 6-2) respectively.




- American Madison Keys, the women's number 12 seed, beat Australia's Ashleigh Barty 6-3 6-2 for her first win on clay this season. Winning a big title just before coming here gave me a lot of confidence and I look forward to my next match, ” Svitolina said courtside.

His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY.

Winners included No. 18 Nick Kyrgios and No. 5 Elina Svitolina. "I lost to her in Wimbledon previous year, but I knew I'm playing much better, physically I'm much better, stronger".

Del Potro showed no sign of the shoulder and back problems that hampered him at the Lyon Open last week and did not face a single break point.

Hsieh took two of three consecutive breaks and then saved four break points serving for the match, clinching it when Konta netted a return.



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