Konta deprives Clijsters of his first win after his return

The British Johanna Konta, second favourite, introduced out her greatest weapon as an expert, the service, to defeat on Tuesday 6-3, 7-5 the Belgian Kim Clijsters within the first spherical of the Monterrey Tennis Open.

Konta stored his serve undefeated and was affected person to interrupt the opponent's service in video games seven and 9 and thus awarded the first spherical by which he confirmed superiority.

At 36, the persistent Clijsters, who performed simply his second sport after his return to the WTA tour, confirmed flashes of the participant who in August 2003 reached the first place on the planet rankings.

With good returns Clijsters stored the serve and prompted a 5-5, however when he tried to power a 'tie break', Konta broke to say victory in 1h 25.

Within the second around the sixteenth rating participant will face the German Tatjana Maria, who eradicated the British Heather Watson 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5.

Watson, who received the Mexican Open on Saturday, yielded the break of the first set and though he recovered and matched the duel, he suffered a break within the twelfth sport of the third sleeve to be out of the event.

The 17-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernández, a finalist in Acapulco final Saturday, received 7-6 (5), 6-2 to the Swiss Stefanie Voegele and agreed to the spherical of 16, part by which he’ll face the American Sloane Stephens, participant 37 of the world, who beat his compatriot Emma Navarro on Monday.

On the shut of the first around the Slovak Tamara Zidansek, racket 71 of the WTA, beat Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2, former world primary, and will probably be seen within the 16-best part with the Russian Anastasia Potapova, winner of the Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

This Tuesday the Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko eradicated Spain's Sara Sorribes by beating 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. The Hispanic, 76 of the world, broke within the first set to get forward, however then misplaced fuel and was out of the championship.

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, first favourite, beat Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-2, from Montenegro, and the American Lauren Davis, beat Argentina's Nadia Podoroska 6-0, 6-3, in different duels this Tuesday.