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Jessica Allison
May 31, 2017

The seventh seed appeared to have a kind draw against world No.109 Hsieh Su-wei as she sought her first main-draw win at Roland Garros.

The 26-year-old Konta started well dominating the first set 6-1 in just 26 minutes claiming her opponents serve in the second and sixth games to look totally in control. Hsieh will next play American Taylor Townsend, who beat Japanese qualifier Miyu Kato 6-4 6-0.

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Hsieh, who won the doubles at Roland Garros in 2014, earned the win on her second match point after Konta sent a return into the net.

Keys defeated Ashleigh Barty 6-3, 6-2.

And so on Tuesday morning Konta was expected to make light work of the unseeded Su-Wei Hsieh in the opening round on Court Philippe Chatrier, a player ranked more than 100 players below the British number one in the WTA rankings.

Konta's elimination was the major women's upset on Tuesday at Roland Garros. "Winning a big title just before coming here gave me a lot of confidence and I look forward to my next match", said Svitolina.

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Instead, a stunning drop volley set up the first match point - only for a loose back hand from Hsieh to hand Konta a lifeline.

“I felt good on court played the important points well.

- South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat men's 27th seed Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the first round.

Having won just five points in seven previous Konta service games, Hsieh should have broken at 4-3 but netted a routine smash with the court at her mercy. "Whether I have lost in the first round or third round or the quarter-finals, I do my best not to judge myself on that aspect".

Svitolina faces Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round after Pironkova's 6-0, 6-4 victory against Germany's Mona Barthel. "I think it's quite fun to play the match like that, I don't know if that's really nice or but I like to go out on court and enjoy the match".

Also advancing were 20th seeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, No. 21 Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain and No. 28 Caroline Garcia of France.

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