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Konta lose to Elina Svitolina in third round at Rogers Cup

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British number one Johanna Konta was beaten 6-3 6-4 by defending champion Elina Svitolina in her second match of the day at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Ukraine's Svitolina, the world number five, took 85 minutes to move into the quarter-finals.
Konta, 27, had earlier beaten two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in a match that was halted by rain on Wednesday.
The world number 43 led 6-3 3-0 overnight and completed a comfortable 6-3 6-1 victory on Thursday.
Svitolina had reached the third round when her Romanian opponent Mihaela Buzarnescu retired from their match on Tuesday with the score 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 4-3.
Elsewhere, Romania's world number one Simona Halep beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 6-2 6-2, after the American had earlier beaten Romanian Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.
Earlier Halep had survived a three-hour, seven-minute encounter with Russia's world number 29 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her delayed second-round match, winning 7-6 (11-9) 4-6 7-5.

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