French Open: Su-Wei stuns British number one Johanna Konta

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Chinese Taipei’s Su-Wei Hsieh couldn’t contain herself after she defeated British number one, Johanna Konta 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 to advance to round two at Roland Garros.

Thank you for my team,” Hsieh giggled, according to Eurosports.

Merci beaucoup for the match today,” she added.

Konta, seeded seventh at the French Open, went into the tie having not won a main draw at the French Open and the 25-year-old started brilliantly, as she raced through, taking first set 1-6 in just 23 minutes.

Hsieh, however, came back into the game in remarkable fashion, but despite failing to convert four break points, and allowing Konta save another break point in the 12th game, taking the second set to a tie-break, the 31-year-old leveled the game at one set piece.

In the third and final set, both players continued to break each, but it was the 109th ranked Hsieh won finally broke Konta to take a 5-4 lead, before serving out the match for her first win against anyone in the top ten, and earning a place in the second round.

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