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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…

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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 …