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Time after time Hsieh spooned clumsily-hit groundstrokes deep into the Philippe Chatrier court, sidespun or sliced, for Konta to swipe her replies wide or long.

"In Taiwan we don't have a professional tennis court so I always travelling to somewhere to practice with my coach and then my friend previous year she introduced me to her friend", Hsieh said with a smile. "For me it's just like I go there, I enjoy my tennis, and I try to do my shot ... so I just try to be positive on the court".

British number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock defeat against world number 109 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open, while Nick Kyrgios shrugged off injury concerns to outclass Germanys Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday.

The 18th seed, fired a total of 20 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced through in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

Furthermore, Konta's ability to mix up her play, including some solid net work and looping top-spin forehands continually disrupted Hsieh's rhythm and put the seventh seed firmly in control.

- The match was del Potro's first at Roland Garros since 2012, when he lost in the quarter-final to Roger Federer.

Hsieh relaxed, and her game came out.

The Taiwanese won seven points in a row to take the tie-breaker, and was the first to break in the deciding set. "I lost to her in Wimbledon past year, but I knew I'm playing much better, physically I'm much better, stronger". She will next be up against American Taylor Townsend in the second round. The two won the women's pairs at Roland Garros in 2014.

She also now lives in Paris, where she met her boyfriend past year.

Konta, 26, is yet to win a match in the main draw at Roland Garros after three successive first-round losses.

The 26-year-old is far from unique in finding movement on the surface troublesome, and she arrived in Paris with just three clay wins under her belt this season.

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