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Tennis-Highlights of French Open third day
May 30, 2017 / 11:55 AM / 6 months ago

Tennis-Highlights of French Open third day

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Highlights from day three of the French Open tennis championships on Tuesday (all times GMT):

1130 KONTA BOWS OUT AFTER SHOCK DEFEAT BY HSIEH SU-WEI

Unseeded Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan beat women’s seventh seed Johanna Konta of Britain 1-6 7-6(2) 6-4 in the first round.

- The defeat marked Konta’s third consecutive first-round exit from the French Open.

1100 KYRGIOS BATTLES PAST KOHLSCHREIBER

- Australia’s Nick Kyrgios beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 in the first round.

- Kyrgios, seeded 18th, completely outclassed his opponent, serving 20 aces and hitting 40 winners as he closed out the match in just under two hours.

- The 22-year-old will face either Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri or South African Kevin Anderson in the second round.

1100 DEL POTRO DOWNS PELLA

- Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro beat compatriot Guido Pella 6-2 6-1 6-4 to book a second round spot.

- Del Potro served 13 aces to Pella’s three during the match and dished out 33 winners as he sealed a comfortable victory.

- The match was del Potro’s first at Roland Garros since 2012, when he lost in the quarter-final to Roger Federer.

1030 SVITOLINA EASES PAST SHVEDOVA

- Fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 in the first round.

- Italian Open champion Svitolina, who reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2015, will face Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round.

- Pironkova, who reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last year, beat German Mona Barthel 6-0 6-4. (Compiled by Simon Jenningss in Bengaluru)

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