Johanna Konta beaten by Elina Svitolina in Montreal
By Sky Sports Tennis
Last Updated: 10/08/18 3:30pm
Johanna Konta missed out on a spot in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup after losing 6-3 6-4 to defending champion Elina Svitolina.
The British No 1 had completed a rain-interrupted second-round clash with Victoria Azarenka earlier in the day, but could not continue her momentum in the third round.
Konta, who was leading former world No 1 Azarenka 6-3 3-0 on Wednesday before rain forced an overnight delay, returned to wrap up the match in comprehensive fashion 6-3 6-1.
She then returned to the court later Thursday to face fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine for a place in the last-eight.
But Svitolina took just 85 minutes on court to dismiss Konta in straight sets and move through.
Svitolina will now face Elise Mertens after the Belgian beat Aryna Sabalenka 2-6 7-6 (7-1) 6-0.
US Open champion Sloane Stephens beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5 to book her spot in the quarter-finals, where she will face Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova, a 6-3 7-6 (7-2) winner over German 10th seed Julia Goerges.
Australian 15th seed Ashleigh Barty also made the quarter-finals by seeing off Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 and now faces former Kiki Bertens who ended former Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova's hopes with a straightforward 6-3 6-2 win.
World No 1 Simona Halep fared better with her double-header, winning both her matches.
The Romanian battled through three gruelling sets and three hours on court to beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6 (11-9) 4-6 7-5, but her dismissal of five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was a much quicker affair.
Winning 77 per cent of points on her first serve, Halep claimed a 6-2 6-2 victory in an hour and 14 minutes.
Her next opponent will be number six seed Caroline Garcia, who overcame Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-2.
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