Radwanska ends Konta's Sydney International defense

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 09, 2018 02:07 PM
Radwanska ends Konta's Sydney International defense
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reaches to hit a forehand to Johanna Konta of Britain during their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Former champion Agnieszka Radwanska ended Johanna Konta's Sydney International defense with a 6-3, 7-5 win Tuesday to advance to the second round.

The fourth-seeded Konta was playing her first match since retiring from her Brisbane International quarterfinal last week with a hip injury.

Third-seeded and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, No. 5-seeded Kristina Mladenovic, sixth-seeded U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens and No. 8-seeded Anastasija Sevastova also lost their first-round matches.

Angelique Kerber was scheduled to play second-seeded Venus Williams later Tuesday.

Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur won her first-round match, beating Carina Witthoeft 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

In men's first-round play, Leonardo Mayer had a 7-5, 6-3 upset win over eighth-seeded Mischa Zverev.

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