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Johanna Konta loses Italian Open final to Karolina Pliskova in straight sets

• Czech player won 6-3, 6-4 to claim second title of the season• Konta made it to Rome final as an unseeded playerJohanna Konta’s hopes of winning the Italian Open were dashed as Karolina Pliskova powered her way to victory in Rome. Related: John McEnr…

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Johanna Konta reaches Italian Open final after victory over Kiki Bertens

• Win is best in Briton’s clay-court career • Dutchwoman won Madrid Open last weekJohanna Konta defeated the sixth-seeded, Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career….

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Marketa Vondrousova in quarter-finals

• British No 1 beats Czech 6-3, 3-6, 6-1• Naomi Osaka pulls out of quarter-finals with injuryJohanna Konta booked her place in the semi-finals of the Italian Open with a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marketa Vondrousova on Friday.After her exp…

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Italian Open: Konta beats Stephens but faces Venus Williams in second match of day

Konta beats Stephens 6-7, 6-4, 6-1Osaka beats Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3Johanna Konta came back from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens for arguably the best win of her career in the second round at the Italian Open. However, she must return to the court later…

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Serena Williams overcomes slow start to make smooth progress in Italian Open

• Williams beats qualifier in comeback game from injury• Konta eases through, but Edmund out in first roundSerena Williams fell behind 3-1 in the first set before opening her clay court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca …

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Johanna Konta suffers straight-sets Madrid Open defeat to Simona Halep

• British No 1 rues missed chances in opening set• Two-time Madrid champion triumphs 7-5, 6-1Johanna Konta’s honeymoon on clay ended in an hour-and-half on Court Manolo Santana on Tuesday when the world No 3 and two-time Madrid champion, Simona Halep, …

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Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter end GB’s 26-year wait for Fed Cup promotion

• Konta fights back to beat Yulia Putintseva 4-6, 6-2, 7-5• Boulter’s 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over Zarina Diyas clinches play-offJohanna Konta and Katie Boulter, players of vastly contrasting styles and temperament but united in a common purpose, steered Gre…

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GB level in Fed Cup as Johanna Konta wins but Katie Boulter is edged out

• Konta made to work hard for victory over Zarina Diyas• Katie Boulter beaten 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 by Yulia PutintsevaThe last good dust-up between Great Britain and Kazakhstan in this part of town was Anthony Joshua’s tight win over Ivan Dychko in the super-…

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GB level in Fed Cup as Johanna Konta wins but Katie Boulter is edged out

• Konta made to work hard for victory over Zarina Diyas• Katie Boulter beaten 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 by Yulia PutintsevaThe last good dust-up between Great Britain and Kazakhstan in this part of town was Anthony Joshua’s tight win over Ivan Dychko in the super-…

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Fed Cup: Konta and Keothavong wary of Putintseva getting under their skin

Team GB are bidding to end a 26-year absence from the World Group but Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva has been a thorn in the side of Johanna Konta and the captain, Anne KeothavongAnne Keothavong’s Fed Cup warriors, buttressed by the proven pedigree of J…

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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…