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Jo Konta crashes out the US Open second round as British No 1 falls to defeat in gruelling encounter against Sorana Cirstea across three sets Jo Konta has exited the US Open after suffering defeat against Sorana Cirstea The British No 1 took the first set after a superb start but Cirstea rallied back   Cirstea won the second set after a tiebreak and soon triumphed 6-4 in the third  

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Published: 21:04 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 21:36 BST, 3 September 2020

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Johanna Konta suffered a disappointing second-round defeat to Romania's Sorana Cirstea at the US Open.

Konta's run to the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open last week had boosted hopes of another strong grand slam showing and she led by a set and a break against 77th-ranked Cirstea only to lose out 2-6 7-6 (5) 6-4.

Ninth seed Konta saved two match points in the ninth game of the decider but Cirstea took her third with an ace after two hours and 49 minutes.

Jo Konta crashed out the US Open in the second round after suffering defeat to Sorana Cirstea

Jo Konta crashed out the US Open in the second round after suffering defeat to Sorana Cirstea

Big-hitting Cirstea is the sort of player Konta is often at her best against and she had won both of their previous meetings comfortably.

The scoreline in the first of those during a

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