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Category: Johanna Konta

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Wimbledon day four highlights: Muguruza bows out as Edmund advances – video

Kyle Edmund is the last Briton standing at Wimbledon after last year’s semi-finalist Johanna Konta crashed out, losing in the second round to unseeded Dominika Cibulkova. Edmund defeated Bradley Klahn 6-4 7-6(0) 6-2 to move into the third round of…

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Johanna Konta knocked out of Wimbledon by Dominika Cibulkova

• British No 1 in chastening 6-3, 6-4 second-round defeat• Konta will fall 19 spots in the world rankings to 43rd placeAs much as she would like it to be otherwise, everything in the garden is not so light-hearted, cake-filled and rosy for the ever-smi…

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Wimbledon 2018: Boulter, Nadal, Konta and Edmund in action on day four – live!

Follow the action from day four at SW19Edmund and Swedish coach focus on Klahn before World CupYou can email Katy or tweet her here 12.52pm BST Boulter checks Osaka’s momentum by holding to love. If she’s going to lose, she’s going to do so fighting. …

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Wimbledon day two highlights: Nadal cruises through as Kvitova suffers shock exit – video

The world No 1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, along with British hope Johanna Konta, escaped the continuing carnage in Wimbledon’s women’s draw with first-round wins. Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova blamed increa…

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Johanna Konta into Wimbledon second round with win over Vikhlyantseva

• British No 1 wins 7-5, 7-6 winner in hour and three quarters• Konta loses five match points before winning on sixthMost of Johanna Konta’s very good and marginal qualities were on show on day two at Wimbledon, as she overcame her own nerves and a rou…

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Wimbledon 2018: Johanna Konta and Juan Martín Del Potro in action – live!

Updates with Kyle Edmund and Garbiñe Muguruza on laterOrder of play | Norrie and Broady crash outFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.49am BST Natalia Vikhlyantseva swerves an ace down the middle to hold for 2-1 in the first set against…

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Johanna Konta serves reminder of class as Petra Kvitova maintains fine form

• Konta beats Aleksandra Krunic 6-1, 6-3 at Eastbourne• Kvitova beats Bondarenko to cruise into second roundIt was here, three years ago, that Johanna Konta first served notice of her potential to establish herself toward the top of the women’s game. R…

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Johanna Konta calls umpire ‘absolute joke’ after defeat to Ashleigh Barty

• British No 1 storms off court after Nature Valley Open final• Line call from chair umpire prompts angry outburstJohanna Konta, who blew a 4-1 lead in the deciding set, was furious with the chair umpire over a poor line call and stormed off court to c…

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Johanna Konta conquers Heather Watson in Nottingham’s battle of Britain

• Konta triumphs 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the wind at Nature Valley Open • British No 4 Katie Boulter overcomes Sam Stosur 7-6 (8/6), 6-1Johanna Konta won the all-British battle against Heather Watson to reach the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley Open in Not…

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Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka expose surface tensions in Paris

• Court more slippery than usual, says 10-time winner Nadal• Johanna Konta and Alison Riske defeated in doublesThe clay of Roland Garros is supposed to be mysterious, an ochre deathbed for the innocent and the ill-prepared. However, at least two player…

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Johanna Konta falls at first hurdle of the French Open yet again

• British No1 beaten in straight sets by Yulia Putintseva• Fourth year in a row Konta has gone out in first roundJohanna Konta’s assertion that Roland Garros holds no fears for her crumbled again like the clay beneath her feet when Yulia Putintseva put…

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Serena Williams spells danger on eve of inspirational French Open return

Johanna Konta is in awe of the 23-times grand slam champion’s strength to come back after having a baby but is undecided on whether the American should be seeded at Roland GarrosSerena Williams, the grande dame of tennis, returns to her job at the high…

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Johanna Konta believes she has the game to prosper on the clay of Paris

British No1 faces Yulia Putintseva in the first round of the French Open having fallen to 22nd in the world rankingsJohanna Konta insists she is comfortable playing on clay – despite a thin résumé in five visits to Roland Garros. It says much for her s…

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Johanna Konta fades in Italian Open defeat by Jelena Ostapenko

Briton loses 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to French Open championKonta once again blows lead against a top-10 playerJohanna Konta leaves Rome for Paris mildly encouraged but also maybe concerned after blowing a first-set lead against a top-10 player for the fourth ti…

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Konta brushes aside Hsieh in Rome to avenge French Open defeat

Konta wins 6–0, 6–4 and faces Jelena Ostapenko in third roundSimona Halep thrashes Naomi Osaka 6–0, 6–1 at Italian OpenJohanna Konta simultaneously laid a ghost and a marker in Rome on Wednesday, overpowering the artful but lightweight Hsieh Su-wei, wh…

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Serena Williams sets sights on French Open while Konta finds form in Rome

• Williams’s coach says she will ‘play the French Open to win it’• Konta delighted after beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-3Optimism laughs at the scoreboard at all levels of sport and, in different circumstances, Serena Williams and Johanna Konta to…

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Andy Murray a doubt for Wimbledon after fears over recovery emerge

• Reports suggest Murray’s recovery from hip surgery has stalled• Johanna Konta crashes out of Madrid Open to Bernarda PeraFears Andy Murray could miss Wimbledon because of concerns that his recovery from hip surgery has stalled sent a shiver of dismay…

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Venus Williams ends Johanna Konta’s title defence at Miami Open

British No 1 knocked out 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in fourth roundVerdasco and Kokkinakis heated row mars their matchJohanna Konta’s defence of her Miami Open title ended on Monday as Venus Williams beat the British No 1 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in their fourth-round match i…

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Women’s draw opens up for Maria Sharapova after Johanna Konta exit

• Returning Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova• Konta’s grand slam struggles continue against Bernarda PeraDay by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephen…

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Johanna Konta down and out in Melbourne after defeat to Bernarda Pera

American world No123 shocks ninth seed 6-4, 7-5Off-key Konta struggles with windy conditions Jo Konta said before her second-round match against the world No123, Bernarda Pera, she was unsure what the American slam debutante looked like, although they …