Johanna Konta’s dreadful year has continued after she was beaten by Julia Goerges in the first round of the China Open.
Goerges’s 6-2 4-6 6-3 win means that, astonishingly, Konta has not beaten a top-10 player since beating Simona Halep at Wimbledon in 2017.
Fifth-seed Petra Kvitova is also out after being dismantled 6-2 6-1 by Australia’s Daria Gavrilova.
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World number six Elina Svitolina also fell in the first round, losing 0-6 6-4 7-6 to Aleksandra Krunic.
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