US Open 2018: Johanna Konta, Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic open campaigns on day two

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta went into the 2017 US Open with an outside chance of becoming world number one
2018 US Open
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website

Johanna Konta says she has learned from her experience of "burning out" as she begins her challenge at the US Open against Caroline Garcia on Tuesday.

The British number one, 27, suffered a dip in form after her run to the Wimbledon semi-finals last year.

Konta, ranked 46th in the world, plays French sixth seed Garcia, third on Grandstand Court from about 20:00 BST.

Five-time champion Roger Federer and two-time winner Novak Djokovic also open their campaigns on day two.

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Roger Federer
Roger Federer won the men's US Open singles titles on five successive occasions from 2004

Swiss great Federer, 37, is tied with Americans Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors as a five-time winner of the US Open men's title, but last won the trophy at Flushing Meadows in 2008.

The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion faces first-round challenger Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in the first match of the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium from 00:00 BST.

"I won the US Open five times so I stand here pretty happy, to be quite honest," the number two seed said.

"It's not like, gosh, the US Open never worked out for me. It hasn't the last couple years, but it's all good."

Wimbledon champion Djokovic, victorious at Flushing Meadows in 2011 and 2015, faces Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in the second match of the day session on Arthur Ashe.

The 31-year-old Serb, seeded sixth, has enjoyed a renaissance over the past few months after a loss of form and injury saw him drop to world number 22 earlier this year.

He defeated Federer in the final of the recent tournament in Cincinnati and both men are drawn to meet in the last eight.

Elsewhere, Australian Open champion and second seed Caroline Wozniacki begins her bid for the women's title against Australia's 2011 champion Sam Stosur in the first match on Arthur Ashe at 16:00.

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, fourth seed in New York, faces Russia's Margarita Gasparyan in the second match on Louis Armstrong Stadium before fellow German Alexander Zverev, the men's fourth seed, takes on Canada's Peter Polansky.

In the Louis Armstrong night session, Australia's Nick Kyrgios faces Moldovan Radu Albot while 2006 champion Maria Sharapova plays Swiss Patty Schnyder.

'I'm in a better mental space'

Konta was ranked seventh going into last year's US Open and had an outside chance of becoming the world number one.

However, she suffered a surprise first-round defeat by unseeded Serb Aleksandra Krunic - the second of five straight losses at the end of 2017.

That came after a fantastic start to the year - during which she had won WTA titles in Sydney and Miami before reaching the last four at Wimbledon.

"I'm in a better mental and emotional space," she told BBC Sport.

"That sticky period at the end of last year was a good opportunity for a lot of self-discovery.

"I feel I definitely understood myself more and what is important to me and what areas of my work and life I need to take care of.

"I'd also like to think it has made me wiser - and if I'm ever approaching that situation again of feeling burned out then I could recognise it sooner and be able to act in an appropriate way."

Konta arrived in New York on the back of some impressive victories against former Grand Slam champions Serena Williams, Jelena Ostapenko and Victoria Azarenka.

However, she is still recovering from a virus that forced her to pull out of the Connecticut Open last week.

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