Johanna Konta suffers early exit from Rogers Cup

10 August 2017 12:53

Johanna Konta let slip two match points as she was knocked out of the Rogers Cup by Ekaterina Makarova.

The British number one served for a straight-sets win in the second-round contest but eventually fell 5-7 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 to the world number 42 in almost two-and-a-half hours.

Seventh seed Konta battled back from a break down in the first two sets but could not recover after dropping her serve in the eighth game of the decider in Toronto.

Konta trailed 4-2 in the first but hit back to level at 4-4, before breaking to love to take the set.

Makarova went a break up early in the second set following a Konta double fault, but the Briton recovered to win the next four games to lead 5-2.

But when serving for the match, Konta sent a forehand long at 40-30 up and Makarova broke back.

Konta could not convert another match point in the next game as the Russian pulled back to 5-5 and then clinched the tie-break to force a decider.

The third remained on serve, without a single break point, until Makarova broke to go 5-3 up.

And despite Konta saving the first match point, she sent her return of serve long when facing the second as she made an early exit from the competition.

Source: PA