Johanna Konta: British series one loses to Caroline Garcia in a third turn during Indian Wells

Johanna Konta

Konta had beaten her compatriot Heather Watson 6-4 6-4 to strech a third round

British series one Johanna Konta is out of a BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after a 6-3 3-6 6-7 (1-7) third-round improved to France’s Caroline Garcia.

Konta, seeded 11th, pennyless 21st seed Garcia in a fourth diversion of a initial set and seemed on march for a place in a final 16.

But Garcia pennyless in a second to turn a compare and dominated a third-set tie-break, winning it 7-1.

Garcia will now face Italy’s Roberta Vinci or Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.

Konta’s improved summed adult a unsatisfactory weekend for British tennis that saw universe series one Andy Murray make a startle second-round exit to qualifier Vasek Pospisil and GB series dual Dan Evans remove during a same theatre to Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Briton Kyle Edmund faces second seed Novak Djokovic late on Sunday.

Garcia, who was once described by Murray as a destiny universe series one, showed considerable resilience to redeem from a set down opposite Konta and hermetic her win and a place in a final 16 with a absolute cross-court backhand.


BBC tennis compare Russell Fuller during Indian Wells

Konta played but her common fluency and, nonetheless she served improved in a final set, she could not take any of 3 mangle points and was outplayed emphatically by Garcia in a tie-break.

The best partial of 4 weeks off debate resting a feet damage might explain some of a rustiness, and – like Andy Murray – Konta now has probably dual weeks of use stretching forward of her before she plays her initial singles compare in Miami.