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Johanna Konta - Aleksandra Krunic
US Open women - 28 August 2017

US Open – Follow the Tennis match between Johanna Konta and Aleksandra Krunic live with Eurosport. The match starts at 17:00 on 28 August 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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22.54

More from Jo Konta's conqueror...

22.14

Jo Konta has been addressing the media after her shock first-round defeat to Aleksandra Krunic.

21.39
21:16 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 4-6 KRUNIC: Konta is out! Krunic takes a huge scalp – she sees it off in fine style to 15. Konta goes wildly wide with a backhand to seal her fate and that sums up a dire day for the Brit.

 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 4-5 KRUNIC: Konta is still struggling with the first serve but she produces a couple of solid second serves and follows that up with a fine backhand to force Krunic to serve it out.

21:10 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 3-5 KRUNIC: Konta serving to stay in the championship after Krunic holds to 15. Shock on the cards here.

21:08 

45%. Ouch...

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KONTA 6-4 3-6 3-4 KRUNIC: Konta is in trouble here. Krunic crafts two break points at 15-40, and while the Brit defends the first she can’t stave off the second.

21:02 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 3-3 KRUNIC: A long volley at 15-30 sees Konta pass a presentable opportunity to lay the foundations for a double beak. Krunic re-claims the initiative and sees it out to three apiece.

21:00 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 3-2 KRUNIC: Konta consolidates with some fine power hitting. Krunic pushes her – taking it to deuce twice. Konta appears to have re-found her groove.

20:55 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 2-2 KRUNIC: Konta hits right back to level matters, she takes her fourth break opportunity to do it.

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20.43 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 1-2 KRUNIC: For all her strides since the start of the second set, Aleksandra Krunic may not have truly believed she could win this...until now. The Serbian leads by a break in the decider and Konta's wayward hitting is showing no sign of abating. Is Konta, normally so good here, about to follow Heather Watson out of Flushing Meadows?

20.33 

KONTA 6-4 3-6 1-0 KRUNIC: Huge hold from Konta, who clinches the first game of the decider when Krunic fires a backhand long. The Serb reacts with frustration, bouncing her racquet off the court. Another shift in the balance of power?

20.27 

KONTA 6-4 4-6 KRUNIC: This is one is going to a decider as Krunic clinches the second set, breaking Konta then seeing out the set with a confident hold. The British No.1's serve, usually so impressive, went completely awry in that set and the momentum is firmly with the underdog now.

20.17 

KONTA 6-4 3-3 KRUNIC: Jo Konta saves four break points, the third with a brilliant reaching drop-shot, and finally clinches a vital hold against the plucky Serb.

20.06 

KONTA 6-4 2-3 KRUNIC: Johanna Konta is definitely in a contest here. It's with serve in the second and the British No.1 is making too many mistakes against unseeded Serbian Aleksandra Krunic.

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19.42 

KONTA 6-4 KRUNIC: It shouldn't have been as tricky as it was, but Jo Konta takes the first set after a solid service game, Krunic netting a return on the final point. It got harder for Konta as the set progressed and she will hope for a more polished performance in the second.

19.37 

KONTA 5-4 KRUNIC: That's the way to respond! Konta races to three breaks points and is gifted the game after a nervy double-fault by Krunic. The No.7 has the chance to serve for the first set... Are there any more twists and turns in this opener?

19.35

Here's what former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli made of Konta's chances before the match...

19.34 

KONTA 4-4 KRUNIC: Well, well, well. Jo Konta appeared to coasting but it's all square in the first set as the Serb breaks again, helped by a loose backhand from Konta. Too many sloppy mistakes from the British No.1 in the last three games.

19.28 

KONTA 4-3 KRUNIC: Strong hold from the Serbian, who has made this opening set much more competitive than it was looking at 4-1. Important Konta holds in the next game...

19.25 

KONTA 4-2 KRUNIC: Konta appeared to be marching towards the first set after another break but Krunic has showed her mettle by breaking back with some fearless hitting. A forehand winner was followed by a brave backhand that clipped the net on its way past Konta, who will know she is in a contest now.

19.15 

KONTA 3-1 KRUNIC: Two double faults in the game gifted Krunic a surprise break point but Konta responds with a superb wide serve before sealing the hold with an ace. The best and worst of the big Konta serve on show there...

19.09 

KONTA 2-1 KRUNIC: Superb stuff from Jo Konta who goes a break up by hammering a backhand down the line. Nerveless stuff from the British No.1, who has started confidently against unseeded Serbian Aleksandra Krunić.

19.02 

A few signs in that opening game that this certainly won't be a gimme for Johanna Konta. Aleksandra Krunić won a brilliant opening point and showed what she can do with a fine overhead backhand reach on the way to a hold.

Konta will fancy her chances on serve though and, sure enough, she begins with a ferocious ace...

18.58 

Here we go...

Warm-ups done, Krunic to serve first in the opener.

18.50

KONTA TIME!

Two Brits are already through and it's time for Johanna Konta at Flushing Meadows. The British No.1 and seventh seed has just emerged on Arthur Ashe, where she faces Serbian Aleksandra Krunić.