Showing posts with label Johanna Konta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Johanna Konta. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2018

Johanna Konta breezes past Elise Mertens into fourth round of Miami Open

Johanna Konta breezes past Elise Mertens into fourth round of Miami Open
Johanna Konta breezes past Elise Mertens into fourth round of Miami Open

Johanna Konta scored a 6-2, 6-1 defeat over Elise Mertens in Miami.

“Obviously the stadium holds good memories,” said Konta, who will play Venus Williams. “When I warmed up on the court earlier I thought ‘This is quite nice,’ and you let in the good feelings of past experiences on certain courts. I think next time I play on the Centre Court at Wimbledon I will feel the same way.”

Mertens is ranked No. 21 after a sensational 12 months which has seen her rise more than a hundred places on the ladder. But since she reached the Australian Open semi-final in January, altitude sickness may have set in, judging by a sequence of four losses from her last five outings. It is a common experience for fast climbers.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Johanna Konta returns to Miami Open as defending champion

Johanna Konta returns to Miami Open as defending champion
Johanna Konta returns to Miami Open as defending champion

Johanna Konta defeated Caroline Wozniacki at the Miami Open final 2017 to claim the biggest trophy by any British woman since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon 40 years earlier.

The morning after, Konta was photographed jumping for joy. But such celebrations have been elusive in recent months.

Yes, Konta would carry her Miami momentum into the 2017 grass-court season, where she earned a record TV audience of 7.4m for her Wimbledon quarter-final victory over Simona Halep. The problem is that she has not reached the last four of any event since.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Johanna Konta makes plea for greater equality in tennis, to mark International Women's Day

Johanna Konta makes plea for greater equality in tennis, to mark International Women's Day

Johanna Konta has written a plea for more equality in tennis, to mark International Women’s Day.

Konta said she felt a need to “fight against marginalisation”.

As a member of the Women’s Tennis Association’s player council, Konta is well aware that the men are still better remunerated overall, despite the grand slams’ policy of equal prize money.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Video: Johanna Konta press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Johanna Konta press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Johann' Konta's press conference following her defeat in the second round at the 2018 Australian Open.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Video: Konta v Pera match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Johanna Konta v Bernarda Pera match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Highlights from Bernarda Pera's victory over Johanna Konta in the second round of the 2018 Australian Open.

Video: Johanna Konta's good luck charm | Australian Open 2018

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Find out why English superstar Johanna Konta texts her dad before every match.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Video: Johanna Konta Press Conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Johanna Konta's press conference following her victory over American Madison Brengle in round one of the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Konta v Brengle match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Johanna Konta v Madison Brengle match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Match highlights from Konta's round one victory over Brengle at the 2018 Australian Open.

Video: Johanna Konta on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Johanna Konta on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Johanna Konta's on court interview following her defeat over yet another American, Bernarda Pera, in round one of Australian Open 2018.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Video: Johanna Konta Australian Open 2018 Pre-Tournament Press Conference

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Johanna Konta feels good coming into the 2018 Australian Open.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Video: Johanna Konta profile at Australian Open 2018

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Video: Johanna Konta profile at Australian Open 2018

With a semifinal in 2016 and a quarterfinal in 2017, is Konta now ready for the big stage in Melbourne?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout
Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

Elina Svitolina reached the Brisbane International semi-finals after Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of their quarter-final on Thursday.

Svitolina was leading 1-6 7-6(6) 3-2 when Konta quit, raising doubts about the Briton's participation in the Australian Open which starts on Jan. 15.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Video: Johanna Konta 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

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Video: Johanna Konta sits high at Kangaroo Point

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Konta pushed to the brink again in Brisbane

Konta pushed to the brink again in Brisbane
Konta pushed to the brink again in Brisbane

Johanna Konta was pushed to the brink for the second time in as many rounds before advancing to the quarter-finals at the Brisbane International.

Konta, who overcame local hope Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6 6-1 6-4 in two hours and 26 minutes at the Pat Rafter Arena, set up a meeting with the winner of the match between Elina Svitolina and Ana Konjuh.

The Briton faced 13 break points in the first set and struggled with her rhythm as the big-hitting Tomljanovic stormed into an early lead.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Johanna Konta appoints Maria Sharapova's former coach Michael Joyce

Johanna Konta appoints Maria Sharapova's former coach Michael Joyce

Johanna Konta has confirmed a big-name signing as her new coach, as befits a player ranked just inside the world’s top 10.

Michael Joyce was a moderate player on the men’s tour, reaching a high point of No 64, but he made his name by coaching Maria Sharapova for nearly seven years at the high point of her career.

During that successful period, which extended from 2004 to early 2011, Sharapova won both her hard-court grand slam titles – in New York and Melbourne – while also climbing to No 1 in the world.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Johanna Konta splits with coach Wim Fissette and will not play again in 2017

Johanna Konta splits with coach Wim Fissette and will not play again in 2017

Few could have imagined, when Johanna Konta walked out for the Wimbledon semi-final on July 13, that she would end the season by splitting with her coach. Yet that was the latest development on Wednesday in what has been the ultimate Jekyll-and-Hyde season.

At that high point of the English midsummer, Konta stood just four sets away from a major title. Even when she succumbed to a command performance from Venus Williams – the eventual runner-up – she still climbed to No. 4 in the world. Since then, though, she has barely collected another rankings point.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Konta withdraws from Moscow, handing Garcia WTA Finals berth

Konta withdraws from Moscow, handing Garcia WTA Finals berth

Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup next week, meaning Caroline Garcia has secured the eighth and last berth in the WTA Finals.

Konta still isn't ready to play after a left foot injury forced her out of the Hong Kong Open this month.

Konta was ranked a career-high fourth in July after reaching the Wimbledon semifinals but the British player has lost her first match at her last five tournaments, sending her slipping to 10th.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Konta upset by Krunic, first U.S. Open shock

Konta upset by Krunic, first U.S. Open shock

Aleksandra Krunic produced the first shock of the U.S. Open as she rallied past British seventh seed Johanna Konta 4-6 6-3 6-4 on Monday to advance to the second round of the season's final grand slam.

After first-round losses in her last two visits to Flushing Meadows, Krunic looked poised for yet another early exit after Konta, one of eight women here with a chance to leave New York with the world number one ranking, claimed a tight first set.

But the 78th-ranked Serb, who beat Petra Kvitova en route to reaching the last 16 in 2014, dug in to level the match.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Johanna Konta beats Kiki Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati

Johanna Konta beats Kiki Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati

Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after seeing off Kiki Bertens on Tuesday night.

The seventh seed advanced in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, and looked in impressive form with both her forehand and backhand as she forced 10 break points, converting four of them.