Katie Boulter beaten by Lesia Tsurenko at Rogers Cup in Montreal

Great Britain’s Katie Boulter suffered a straight-sets defeat to Lesia Tsurenko in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Boulter came through qualifying to make the main draw but the 22-year-old lost 6-4 6-2 to the world No 45.

The British No 2, ranked world No 114, could have moved inside the world’s top 100 for the first time in her career with victory but lost in 85 minutes against the Ukranian.

Johanna Konta is expected to begin her campaign in Montreal against last year’s French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko on Tuesday, aiming to build on her run to the quarter-finals of the Silicon Valley Classic last week.

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The British No 1 made progress in the women’s doubles as she partnered Shuai Zhang to a marathon three-set victory.

The pair reached the last-16 stage with a 4-6 7-6 (7-1) 11-9 victory against Romanian duo Simona Halep and Irina-Camelia Begu.

Venus Williams, whose sister Serena pulled out for personal reasons, opened her campaign with a 7-5 6-1 victory against compatriot Caroline Dolehide while world No 9 Karolina Pliskova also reached the second round with a 6-4 6-4 win over Katerina Siniakova.

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