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Category: Johanna Konta

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Johanna Konta in ‘state of shock’ after injury at Australian Open – video

Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury in her first match of this year’s competition. Speaking after being forced to retire the British No 1 said she felt ‘in a state of shock’. Konta was leading 6-4, 0-2 against Kaja Juvan…

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Johanna Konta out of Australian Open after suffering injury in first round

Frustration for British No 1, who was a set up against Kaja JuvanCameron Norrie knocks out fellow Briton Dan Evans in four setsJohanna Konta was forced to retire midway through her first-round match at the Australian Open against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan …

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‘I am in the lucky group’: Johanna Konta reflects on Australian Open quarantine

British No 1 grateful for being allowed out for practice timeFellow Briton Watson ‘is making best of tough situation’Johanna Konta knows she is one of the lucky ones as the end of the British No 1’s quarantine period for the Australian Open comes into …

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Johanna Konta sounds alarm over coronavirus threat to Australian Open

Konta likely to shelve plans to spend Chrismas in Sydney British No 1 says tournament ‘at mercy of the government’Johanna Konta shares the anxiety of everyone in tennis as desperate administrators and nervous politicians argue over the viability of hol…

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Alarm for British tennis as Watson completes set of French Open failures

Fiona Ferro beats last Brit standing Heather Watson 7-6 (4), 6-4Watson hits out at LTA for lack of talented British youngstersThere can be no disguising the scale of British failure at this bizarre French Open. When Heather Watson joined her five compa…

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Coco Gauff exploits Johanna Konta’s errors to advance in French Open

• American teenager eases through 6-3, 6-3 on Paris debut• Simona Halep cruises through in straight setsOne year after her run to the Roland Garros semi-finals, Johanna Konta fell at the first hurdle after a thorough 6-3, 6-3 beating from Coco Gauff, w…

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French Open 2020: day one – live updates!

Live updates as Roland Garros begins with stars in actionMurray fired up by battle with old-stager WawrinkaGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 10.41am BST Bay-gel or bye-gel? A question that has taxed Talmudic scholars for generations. Bu…

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Konta drawn against Gauff and Murray to play Wawrinka at French Open

British No 1 faces American prodigy; Murray meets old rivalKonta fears coronavirus will haunt tennis for ‘a long time’Johanna Konta will again lead Britain’s charge at a grand slam title next week when she opens her Roland Garros campaign against the A…

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Johanna Konta out of US Open after defeat by Sorana Cirstea

British No 1 beaten 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4Cirstea to meet Karolina Muchova in third roundIf Johanna Konta sometimes gives the impression she is playing tennis by numbers, the digits did not fall kindly for her against Sorana Cirstea on day four of this 2020…

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Johanna Konta will favour winning over friendship against Heather Watson

World No 13 faces fellow British hopeful in US Open first round‘Regardless of who I play, I compete on the court,’ says KontaJohanna Konta has long been a singular presence in British tennis, a determined loner who conquered her anxieties over several …

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US Open: Andy Murray faces Nishioka as Jo Konta draws Heather Watson

The 2012 champion plays Yoshihito Nishioka in the first roundKyle Edmund vs Alex Bublik; Dan Evans vs Thiago Seyboth WildAndy Murray will face Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the US Open next week, a reasonable opener for the former world No 1…

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Konta ousts Zvonareva to reach Western & Southern Open quarter-finals

Konta beats Russian veteran 6-4, 6-2Djokovic cruises past Sandgren before rain intervenesTwo weeks after teetering on breathless collapse in her Tour comeback, Johanna Konta played with near-unbreakable focus in searing New York heat on Tuesday to brea…

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Andy Murray’s comeback gathers pace with fine win over Alexander Zverev

Western & Southern Open: Murray beats world No 7 6-3, 3-6, 7-5Johanna Konta goes through, Dan Evans beaten by Milos RaonicAndy Murray produced his biggest win since undergoing a second hip surgery, by recovering from 4-5 down in the final set again…

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Johanna Konta shows grit to play US Open but echoes Söderling’s suffering | Kevin Mitchell

The British No 1 suffers heart palpitations and, in putting glory above health concerns, treads a familiarly risky path in tennisYou have to admire the pluck of Johanna Konta and Serena Williams. Both have heart and respiratory problems that would not …

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Johanna Konta unconcerned by prospect of Covid-19 waiver at US Open

‘We were already in charge of our own body,’ says British No 1Konta driving over 1,000 miles in US to avoid air travelJohanna Konta has played down concerns related to the waiver players will sign in order to compete at the US Open later this month. Th…

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Johanna Konta recovers from a set down to beat Katie Boulter

British No 1 wins 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-6 in Battle of the Brits‘I just gave myself a chance to start playing better’Johanna Konta took an important step forward in her preparation for the return of professional tennis as she recovered from a set and two br…

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Johanna Konta stunned by Jodie Burrage in Battle of the Brits opener

World No 289 shocks Konta 6-4, 6-3 in first match‘I was just excited to get out there and swing, no pressure’Johanna Konta endured her toughest defeat in five years on Monday – albeit away from the WTA Tour – when the world No 289 Jodie Burrage, a Brit…

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‘Merger of equals’: Johanna Konta backs idea to combine ATP and WTA tours

British No 1 says joint tour would have to be ‘logical’Konta awaits US Open news with tour frozen until 31 JulyJohanna Konta has cautiously offered her support to the idea of the ATP and the WTA tours merging.While discussions about the viability of a …

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Johanna Konta dwelling on uncertain future with Olympics delay

Knee rehab continues in isolation amid coronavirus outbreak‘It’s important to be hopeful,’ British No 1 says of WimbledonCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageTennis, already frozen in the sunshine, took another hit on Tuesday …

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GB take on Slovakia in battle for new-look Fed Cup finals place | Tumaini Carayol

Heather Watson and Harriet Dart will head challenge on indoor clay in Bratislava in the absence of Johanna KontaAs Johanna Konta clinched a final win at the University of Bath last year to guide Great Britain out of the Fed Cup zonal stages and into th…