Top seed Kerber knocked out of Italian Open by world number 68


World number one Angelique Kerber was knocked out of the Italian Open in a surprise straight-set defeat by Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday.

The world number 68 won 6-4 6-0 in 56 minutes, meaning both Kerber and men’s top seed Andy Murray exited the Rome tournament at the second-round stage.

British number two Kyle Edmund also suffered a straight-set defeat by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.

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