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Category: Johanna Konta

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Johanna Konta’s gutsy win puts Britain into Fed Cup World Group play-off

• Konta battles fatigue to seal 2-0 victory over Serbia• Katie Boulter earlier won her rubber in straight setsJohanna Konta has already achieved many things in her career, including being within one win of a Wimbledon final, but in terms of sheer effor…

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Johanna Konta’s tough win against Hungary seals Fed Cup play-off spot

• Konta beat Anna Bondar, Katie Boulter also wins in three• Great Britain to play Serbia in Saturday’s play-offJohanna Konta kept her nerve to subdue Anna Bondar of Hungary, ranked 224 in the world, in three sets and take Great Britain into Saturday’s …

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Line call controversy clouds Great Britain’s Fed Cup win over Greece

• Katie Boulter and Johanna Konta set up decider with Hungary• Maria Sakkari: line judges were ‘worst I have ever seen’Great Britain set up a winner-takes-all Fed Cup clash with Hungary on Friday, but their victory against Greece was dogged by controve…

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Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter get GB’s Fed Cup off to winning start

• Boulter beats Slovenia youngster Kaja Juvan 6-4, 6-2 • Konta survives scare to defeat Dalila Jakupovic 7-6 (7), 6-2The path to promotion for Great Britain in the Fed Cup was never likely to be easy, even with a home crowd to call on. Johanna Konta an…

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Garbiñe Muguruza beats Johanna Konta in late-night finish to end British hopes

• Muguruza through to third round after 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-5 win• Match finished at 3.12am on Margaret Court ArenaJohanna Konta became the last of eight British players to leave the 2019 Australian Open, and in the most bizarre circumstances, sharing the r…

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Johanna Konta survives first round test as ruthless Serena Williams eases through

British No 1 beats Ajla Tomljanovic in tie-breakerWilliams deals with Tatjama Maria in 49 minutesJohanna Konta is in the same quarter of the draw as Serena Williams but their respective victories on day two confirmed the British player’s suspicions tha…

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Johanna Konta: bullish new attitude as she moves on from forgettable 2018

While women’s tennis is soon to lose its guardian angel in Andy Murray, others in the game remain who are not so disposed to the causeIf Johanna Konta is to shed the torpor that strangled her tennis in 2018, she could hardly wish for a more open battle…

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Australian Open: Johanna Konta fit after injury but Brits may feel pain

Konta and Kyle Edmund lead British hopes in Melbourne but the draw has not been kind and hopes of any second-week involvement do not look particularly strongAs the thin red line of British tennis thickened to a modest eight players in Melbourne on Frid…

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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams faces tough path to win 24th major

Draw puts Williams on course to meet Halep in fourth roundJohanna Konta to play Ajla Tomljanovic in Melbourne openerAll eyes were on Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open when seven weeks pregnant in 2017 and needs one more major to draw alongsi…

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Australian Open 2019: Murray and Konta carry slim British hopes | Jacob Steinberg

There are fitness and form doubts over Britain’s leading men, while Johanna Konta is looking to rediscover the magic of 2017Age 31 Ranking 230 Seeding N/A Continue reading…

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Johanna Konta pulls out of Sydney International for the second time

• British No 1 was scheduled to play Kiki Bertens in first round• Konta had retired injured in qualifying match on SundayJohanna Konta’s troublesome start to the new year took another turn for the worse on Monday when she pulled out of the Sydney Inter…

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Johanna Konta’s withdrawal in Sydney casts doubt on Australian Open chances

• British No1 was trailing 4-1 before succumbing to neck strain• Kyle Edmund and Andy Murray also not fully fit for MelbourneBritish hopes a week before the Australian Open were reduced from marginal to dismal on Sunday when a neck injury forced Johann…

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Revitalised Johanna Konta can carry British standard at Australian Open

Britain’s No 1 woman may have a better chance of reaching the second week at Melbourne than Andy MurrayIt seems perverse yet unavoidably sensible to suggest that, of the six British players entered in the 2019 Australian Open, Andy Murray is by no mean…

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Johanna Konta out of Brisbane International in second round

British No 1 loses 6-2, 7-6 (2) to Ajla TomljanovicCaroline Wozniacki begins 2019 with win in AucklandJohanna Konta could not follow her victory over Sloane Stephens at the Brisbane International with victory in the second round and has been knocked ou…

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Konta upsets former US Open winner to progress in Brisbane

Konta defeated Stephens 6-4, 6-3The win was Konta’s 15th over a top 10 opponentFormer US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been bundled out of the Brisbane International in the first round by Britain’s Johanna Konta. A 2016 Australian Open semi-finalis…

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Konta upsets former US Open winner to progress in Brisbane

Konta defeated Stephens 6-4, 6-3The win was Konta’s 15th over a top 10 opponentFormer US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been bundled out of the Brisbane International in the first round by Britain’s Johanna Konta. A 2016 Australian Open semi-finalis…

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Johanna Konta: ‘I basically just ran out of steam this year’

British No 1 has a new coach, Dimitri Zavialoff, and will allow herself more recovery time in an effort to reach top 10 againJohanna Konta headed south on Sunday for the warmth and familiarity of the country of her birth with a new coach, management co…

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Johanna Konta: Serena wrong to blame US Open final defeat on umpire

• Briton says umpire Carlos Ramos is stickler for rules• ‘I believe it was emotions running high and things snowballing’Johanna Konta, who relaunches her career under new management and coach in the new year, waved goodbye to an ordinary 2018 on Friday…

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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…