French Open: Coco upsets Konta; Wawrinka ousts Murray




American teen tennis phenom Cori “Coco” Gauff upset No. 9 seed Johanna Konta and Stan Wawrinka eradicated Andy Murray to highlight first-round movement on the 2020 French Open in Paris.

Coco cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 straight models overcome Konta Sunday at Roland Garros. The 16-year-old Delray Beach, Fla., native dispatched of Konta in 1 hour and 41 minutes.

“It was a great match,” Coco said after the win. “I knew she was a great fighter so I had to stay on my game.”

Konta, 29, had two aces, 22 winners, and 41 errors. Coco had three aces, 14 winners, and 26 unforced errors inside the win. She went up 3-0 inside the first set sooner than Konta gained her first recreation. Coco and Konta exchanged the next 5 video video games sooner than Coco gained the first set.

Konta jumped out to a 2-0 lead inside the second set sooner than Coco broke her serve and gained the next 5 consecutive video video games. Konta broke Coco’s serve and gained the eight recreations sooner than Coco broke Konta’s serve and gained match stage.

Coco will face Italian Martina Trevisan inside the second spherical on Wednesday in Paris.

Women’s No. 1 seed Simona Halep moreover superior to the second spherical with a straight models win over Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova moreover knocked out Venus Williams in straight models on Sunday. Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sakkari, and Elise Mertens have been among the many many alternative excessive women’ avid gamers to advance on the singles circuit.

Wawrinka — the boys’ No. 16 seed — dispatched of Murray in straight models Sunday at Roland Garros. He gained the first-round match 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour and 37 minutes. Wawrinka fired 9 aces and 42 winners inside the victory. Murray had two aces and 10 winners inside the loss.

“I was expecting a tough match,” Wawrinka said. “I was really focussed. With a champion like Andy, even if the scoreboard is one-sided, you never know what’s going to happen.”

Wawrinka — the 2015 French Open champ — faces German Dominik Koepfer inside the second spherical Wednesday.

No. 6 Alexander Zverev was the highest-seeded male participant to advance on Sunday. Unseeded Jannik Sinner upset No. 11, David Goffin, in straight models.

No. 12 Diego Schwartzman cruised to a straight unit win over Miomir Kecmanovic. No. 21 John Isner beat Elliot Benchetrit. No. 23 Benoit Paire and No. 27 Taylor Fritz are moreover superior to the second spherical with Sunday victories.

The 2020 French Open women final will probably be Oct. 10. The male’s final is scheduled for Oct. 11.




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