Johanna Konta knocked out of French Open after defeat by Cirstea

Heather Watson makes early exit at Roland GarrosCameron Norrie wins to stay on course for Nadal tie

Great Britain will be without a women’s player in the Roland Garros second round this year after the 19th seed Johanna Konta was outplayed 7-6(5), 6-2 in the opening round by the world No 54 Sorana Cirstea.

Earlier in the day, Heather Watson fell 6-4 7-5 to the No 93 Zarina Diyas. Their defeats mark the second worst performance by British players at Roland Garros since 2013 when no Britons reached the second round. As is becoming a regular occurrence these days, the last player standing is the in-form Cameron Norrie who defeated Bjorn Fratangelo 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2.

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