Tennis: Third seed Pliskova ousted by Britain's Konta at US Open

Konta celebrates after winning her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
Konta celebrates after winning her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova was foiled in a bid for her first Grand Slam title Sunday, losing to British 16th seed Johanna Konta 6-7 (1/7), 6-3, 7-5.

Konta booked a quarter-final date Tuesday against the winner of a later match between Ukraine's fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in July, and US 10th seed Madison Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up.