Tennis - Konta shocked by Siegemund after midnight

Johanna Konta (AFP Photo/THOMAS KIENZLE)
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- British number one Johanna Konta was knocked out in the Madrid Open first round by Laura Siegemund in the early hours of Sunday morning in a match that finished after 2am (0000 GMT). With all six scheduled matches on the main Manolo Santana court going the full three sets, the on-form Siegemund, fresh from winning in Stuttgart last week, and sixth seed Konta didn't get on court until just before midnight. Konta appeared to have handled the long wait better as she took the first set 6-3. However, Siegemund battled back to take her winning streak to six matches, four of which have come against top 10 players, by taking the final two sets 7-5, 6-4.

AFP