Konta upsets Mertens in Kremlin opener

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

MOSCOW (AP) Johanna Konta of Britain upset seventh-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday.

Making up a 30-place rankings gap to the 14th-ranked Mertens, Konta took full advantage of Mertens' wayward serving to win 6-3, 7-5.

Konta next plays Australia's Daria Gavrilova.

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