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Update French Open 2020: Coco Gauff causes upset, beats ninth seed Johanna Konta

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American teenager Coco Gauff caused the biggest upset on the opening-day play at the Roland Garros, defeating ninth seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain in straight sets.

Playing her first-ever Roland Garros main-draw match, Gauff on Sunday defeated the 2019 semifinalist 6-3, 6-3 in a match that lasted an hour and 41 minutes. Gauff, ranked 51, converted five of 12 break points, while Konta could only get two of seven over the line. The Brit outwinnered Gauff by 22 to 14, but Konta was wholly undone by 41 unforced errors on the day.

"I don't really take anything for granted, because I'm just happy to be playing," Gauff was quoted as saying in her post-match press conference by the WTA website. "I don't think maybe winning matches at slams is something I'm used to, especially this is my first main draw at Roland Garros. When I'm on the court, I can act like I'm used to it. When I'm off the court, I'm just happy to be here."

She will now face Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan in the second round.


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