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Johanna Konta crashes out of Pan Pacific Open to Donna Vekic

• Croatian beats British No 1 6-3, 7-5 in second round• Konta lets 4-1 lead slip in second set in TokyoJohanna Konta let a big lead slip away in the second set as she slumped to a straight-sets defeat against Donna Vekic in the second round of the Pan …

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Johanna Konta crashes out of US Open as Novak Djokovic beats the heat

• British No 1 loses to sixth seed Carolina Garcia 6-2, 6-2• Serb battles back to win thanks to 10-minute breakAs the mercury climbed, the players fell – literally in some cases – on a day better for tanning than tennis at the US Open. Britain’s No 1 w…

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Johanna Konta battling not to be caught cold by Caroline Garcia at US Open

• Konta: ‘I’m bunged up but loads better’• British No 1 leads head-to-head 3-2 with GarciaJohanna Konta, struck down by a heavy virus only a week ago, still sounds as if she would be better off watching the US Open on TV than playing the sixth seed, Ca…

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Johanna Konta withdraws from Connecticut Open because of illness

• British No 1 had been scheduled to face Carla Suárez Navarro• Alex Zverev appoints Ivan Lendl to his coaching teamThe British No 1, Johanna Konta, has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open in New Haven due to a viral illness. Related: Novak Djokovic be…

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Serena learned half-sister’s killer was freed just before shock loss to Konta

Williams opens up about career-worst loss to Konta on 1 AugustKonta’s 6-1, 6-0 win marked heaviest defeat of Serena’s careerSerena Williams has addressed the extenuating circumstances around her shocking collapse against Johanna Konta at a tournament i…

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Serena Williams will not panic after rout that could kickstart Konta’s year | Simon Cambers

The American will not be fretting too much over her 6-1, 6-0 defeat in San Jose but the British No 1 will hope this is a victory that can reignite her career after a difficult 2018One victory may not make a summer but when it’s a big one over probably …

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Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of career at hands of Johanna Konta – video

Serena Williams suffered the heaviest defeat of her career after winning only one game in her first-round loss to Johanna Konta at the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose. The 23-time grand slam champion’s disappointing night ended in less than an hour …

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Johanna Konta serves up most one-sided defeat of Serena Williams’ career

British No 1 wins 6-1, 6-0 in San Jose routWilliams makes 25 unforced errors in 51-minute lossJohanna Konta won 12 games in a row to brush aside 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams 6-1, 6-0 in San Jose. The British player, ranked 48th in the worl…

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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…