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Konta brushes aside Hsieh in Rome to avenge French Open defeat

Konta wins 6–0, 6–4 and faces Jelena Ostapenko in third roundSimona Halep thrashes Naomi Osaka 6–0, 6–1 at Italian OpenJohanna Konta simultaneously laid a ghost and a marker in Rome on Wednesday, overpowering the artful but lightweight Hsieh Su-wei, wh…

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Hsieh Su-wei to set up meeting with Jelena Ostapenko

Johanna Konta faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round of the Italian Open after beating Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets.

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Kyle Edmund ready to calmly climb even higher after Novak Djokovic win

• British No 1 can rise in the world top 20 on clay in Rome and Paris• Lucas Pouille is second-round opponent after beating Malek JaziriKyle Edmund, the absurdly quiet man of tennis, might be ready to make some noise but solely with the “thwap” of…

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France’s Cornet avoids potential ban for ‘missing drugs test’

French player Alize Cornet has avoided a potential ban after the International Tennis Federation dismissed a charge against her for missing three drugs tests in a year.

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ATP likely to introduce 25-second shot clocks and reduced warm-ups

Shot clocks and reduced warm-ups appear very likely to be introduced to the ATP Tour – and possibly in time for next season.

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Rival tennis World Cups would be ‘insane’ – ATP chairman

Staging two competing World Cup events in the space of six weeks would be “insane”, says head of men’s tennis Chris Kermode.

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Britain’s Edmund wins in Italy and reaches world’s top 20

Kyle Edmund wins to reach round two of the Italian Open on the same day he reaches the world’s top 20 for the first time.

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Serena Williams sets sights on French Open while Konta finds form in Rome

• Williams’s coach says she will ‘play the French Open to win in’• Konta delighted after beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-3Optimism laughs at the scoreboard at all levels of sport, and, in different circumstances, Serena Williams and Johanna Konta t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/14/johanna-konta-knocks-out-rybarikova-again-italian-open

French Open: Serena Williams can win at Roland Garros, says coach Mouratoglou

Serena Williams can win the French Open even though she “came back too early” after giving birth, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova in first round

Britain’s Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova for the second time in eight days with victory in the Italian Open first round.

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Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

Stan Wawrinka is beaten in the first round of the Italian Open on his return from three months out with injury.

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

World number three Alexander Zverev wins his third Masters title by beating Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open final.

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Andy Murray to make last minute decision on playing at Wimbledon

• Two-time champion still recovering from January operation• Murray aiming to play on grass at low-level tournament in HollandAndy Murray, still desperate to return to tennis in time for Wimbledon, has told his team he will delay his decision until the…

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Madrid Open: Petra Kvitova digs deep to beat Kiki Bertens in three sets in final

Petra Kvitova becomes the first woman to win three Madrid Open titles by beating Kiki Bertens in three sets in the final.

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final

Alexander Zverev beats Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to set up a Madrid Open final against Dominic Thiem.

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Lucy Shuker and Gordon Reid land titles at Korea Open

British wheelchair tennis players Lucy Shuker and Gordon Reid win the singles events at the Korea Open.

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