The National Bank Open held its second day of Round of 32 action Wednesday, with some of the top seeds in the tournament taking the court.
Below, we'll break down the scores and top highlights from the day in Toronto and Montreal.
No. 4 Andrey Rublev def. Fabio Fognini, 7-6 (4), 6-3
Frances Tiafoe def. No. 5 Denis Shapovalov, 6-1, 6-4
No. 7 Hubert Hurkacz def. Kei Nishikori (walkover)
No. 8 Diego Schwartzman def. Benoit Paire, 7-5, 6-1
Dusan Lajovic def. No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime, 7-5, 6-4
No. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut def. Tommy Paul, 6-3, 6-4
No. 11 Gael Monfils def. John Millman, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Nikoloz Basilashvili def. No. 12 Alex de Minaur, 6-1, 6-1
John Isner def. No. 13 Cristian Garin, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Karen Khachanov def. No. 15 Aslan Karatsev, 7-6 (7), 6-4
James Duckworth def. No. 16 Jannik Sinner, 6-3, 6-4
Lloyd Harris def. Feliciano Lopez, 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka def. Sloane Stephens, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4
Johanna Konta def. No. 3 Elina Svitolina, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Karolina Pliskova def. Donna Vekic, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
Danielle Collins def. No. 6 Simona Halep, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Jessica Pegula def. No. 10 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 11 Maria Sakkari def. Veronika Kudermetova, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
No. 13 Ons Jabeur def. Daria Kasatkina, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 15 Coco Gauff def. Anastasia Potapova (walkover)
Camila Giorgi def. Nadia Podoroska, 6-2, 6-4
Amanda Anisimova def. Oceane Dodin, 6-3, 6-3
Sara Sorribes Tormo def. Ludmilla Samsonova, 6-4, 6-3
Rebecca Marino def. Paula Badosa, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
The top story of the day was Svitolina, fresh off of winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, falling in the second round of play on Wednesday to Konta.
Konta Komeback 👊<a href="https://twitter.com/JohannaKonta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JohannaKonta</a> takes out the No.3 seed Svitolina and grabs her first win over her as well!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OBN21?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OBN21</a> <a href="https://t.co/SBHWLBZYiE">pic.twitter.com/SBHWLBZYiE</a>
Konta, who had never beaten Svitolina, missed Wimbledon after a member of her team tested positive for COVID-19, and the Olympics after she tested positive herself. But she returned with a bang, knocking out one of the tournament's favorites.
As for the American women in action Wednesday, Gauff advanced with a walkover, while Stephens wasn't able to get past the top-seed Sabalenka. The win didn't come easy for Sabalenka, who had to overcome a 4-1 deficit in the third set to pull off the comeback victory.
Perseverance 💪 <br><br>A topsy-turvy match point to close out a thrilling match already! <a href="https://twitter.com/SabalenkaA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SabalenkaA</a> takes it in three 👏 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OBN21?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OBN21</a> <a href="https://t.co/auXq84QUbO">pic.twitter.com/auXq84QUbO</a>
Sabalenka's strategic choice to rush the net paid dividends:
On the men's side, Shapovalov's loss made him one of two top-10 seeds to fall on the day.
It was an impressive win from Tiafoe, snapping a losing streak against Shapovalov:
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Tiafoe's time ⏰<a href="https://twitter.com/FTiafoe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FTiafoe</a> snaps his four-match losing streak against Denis Shapovalov with a 6-1 6-4 victory in Toronto. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBO21?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBO21</a> <a href="https://t.co/cBDXBokYgV">pic.twitter.com/cBDXBokYgV</a>
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TENNIS: Frances Tiafoe wins in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 against 🇨🇦Denis Shapovalov. <br><br>A tough, disappointing loss for the Canadian, who had big hopes for advancing deep into the <a href="https://twitter.com/NBOtoronto?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NBOtoronto</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBO21?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBO21</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATPToronto?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ATPToronto</a>
Aliassime was the other surprise upset on the day, dropping straight sets to Lajovic.
This year's tournament is missing some serious star power, especially on the men's side, where none of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Stan Wawrinka are participating. The woman's draw is devoid of Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek.