Krunic upsets Konta on Day 1 of the US Open


After her compatriot Jelena Jankovic continued to pile up her losses, Serbian world No.78 Aleksandra Krunic made a big impact on the first day of the 2017 US Open by ousting seventh seed Johanna Konta 4-6 6-3 6-4 in round one.

Looking fabulous in vibrant and sporty Mizuno kit, Krunic recovered from 1-4 to 4-4 in the first set, but then dropped serve in the following game, allowing Konta to win the set. However, the underdog didn’t despair over a lost chance, won the second set with a crucial break of serve in the eighth game and impressively edged the decider with entertaining shot-making at important moments.

In 2014, Krunic advanced to the fourth round of the US Open as a qualifier, beating three seeded players in the main draw.


  1. Emman Damian, Halep is actually still in contention for the No.1 ranking! Konta is no longer in the No.1 game. I’d say Muguruza has the biggest opportunity to grab the top spot, as she only needs to reach the fourth round for a chance to overtake Pliskova, but then again she’s never been past the second round at the US Open. Svitolina needs to reach the semifinals for a chance to become a new No.1. It would be really bizarre that after those four wasted chances Halep becomes No.1 at the tournament where she lost in the first round lol.


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