Johanna Konta and Maria Sharapova crash out of Rogers Cup, but Caroline Wozniacki off to strong start

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Johanna Konta and Maria Sharapova are already out of the Rogers Cup after first-round losses on Monday, but there were no such problems for Caroline Wozniacki.

Konta, the 13th-seed who is coming off a fine run of form on the WTA Tour that includes semi-finals at both Wimbledon and the French Open, was heavily fancied to dismiss Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska in Toronto.

However, she failed to shine, slipping to a pretty dismal 6-3, 6-2 defeat.

Sharapova fared no better later in the day as her return from injury didn’t go according to plan.

The five-time Grand Slam champion required a wildcard to enter after she has spent most of the year battling shoulder injuries, and she failed to capitalise on a good start against Anett Kontaveit, eventually losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki had no problems though, as she saw off Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-2.

“The last time I was here [in Toronto in 2017] it was really my first time I ever won a match here,” said Wozniacki, who won the title on 2010 in Montreal.

“So, baby steps, and I made it all the way to the finals, which was a great result.

“I’m just happy to be here and win another match here and get a good start, and we’ll see how far it goes.”

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