EDITION: US | UK | Canada
Thecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video NewsThecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video News
Sign In|Sign Up
 
 
Bridging The Gap
Johanna Konta: British number one loses to Caroline Garcia in third round at Indian Wells
  Tuesday 14 March, 2017
Johanna Konta: British number one loses to Caroline Garcia in third round at Indian Wells

British number one Johanna Konta is out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a 6-3 3-6 6-7 (1-7) third-round defeat by France's Caroline Garcia.

Meanwhile British number three Kyle Edmund lost to defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-6 (7-5) in round two.

It ends British interest in the singles after Andy Murray and Dan Evans lost.

Konta, seeded 11th, broke Garcia in the fourth game but the 21st seed levelled the match and dominated the third-set tie-break, winning it 7-1.

Garcia, who was once described by Murray as a future world number one, showed impressive resilience to recover from a set down against Konta and sealed her win and a place in the last 16 with a powerful cross-court backhand.

Edmund lost the first set in 42 minutes against Serb Djokovic but won the first three games of the second and served for the set at 5-3, before the five-time champion fought back to seal the match.

The world number two will play former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the third round.

Australian Open champion Roger Federer needed only 52 minutes to reach round three with a comfortable 6-2 6-1 win against France's Stephane Robert.

World number six Rafael Nadal secured a third-round tie against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Guido Pella of Argentina in one hour 20 minutes.

World number 60 Donald Young was a surprise 6-3 3-6 6-3 winner against fellow American Sam Querrey, ranked 26.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/39250341

Bookmark and Share
 
Post Your Comments:
Name :
*
City / State:
*
Email address:
*
Type your comments:
*
Enter Security Code:   


 Latest News »
 
  Trump takes executive action t...
  'No child, no teacher should e...
  First Trump State of the Union...
  Trump State of the Union addre...
  'America First policy is not A...
  In bid to save manufacturing j...
  Social security benefits? Pass...
  In extraordinary public negoti...
  Trump: My nuclear button is 'm...
  Trump rings in new year at gli...
  Trump declares victory as tax ...
  Trump recognizes Jerusalem as ...
  Trump-Russia: Flynn's dealings...
  Trump private charity received...
  Trump declares North Korea a s...
  Republican tax overhaul clears...
  Trump says he believes intelli...
  Trump cracks down on U.S. busi...
  Trump wings way to Asia to tal...
  Trump tweets condolences in NY...
 

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy

<
Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy

Forecast:
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 76Low: 58
Thu - Cloudy. High: 63Low: 44
Fri - Cloudy. High: 53Low: 42
Sat - Cloudy. High: 60Low: 51
Sun - Scattered Showers. High: 68Low: 54

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather



Washington, DC

  2010 The Capital Post. All rights reserved.