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Johanna Konta (born 17 May 1991) is an Australian-born British professional tennis player of Hungarian descent. On 17 June 2013, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 137. Born in Sydney to Hungarian parents, Konta formerly competed as an Australian but became a British citizen in May 2012 and has subsequently represented Great Britain.

Career[edit]Edit

The second singles title of Konta's career came at the W.O.W. Challenger in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, over Heidi El Tabakh.

2010[edit]Edit

Konta won the biggest title of her career on the green clay courts of the 2010 RBC Bank Women's Challenger in Raleigh, North Carolina. In a close encounter, Konta defeated Lindsay Lee-Waters to take the title. Konta won her second ITF singles title of the year at the $10,000 tournament in Westende, Belgium. In the final she defeated Nicky Van Dyck for the loss of just one game.

2011[edit]Edit

In June 2011, Konta qualified for her first WTA tour event at the e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open in Copenhagen. In the first round she fell to fourth seed Lucie Šafářová in a match that lasted over two and half hours. Konta won her fifth ITF singles title at the Aegon GB Pro-Series event in Woking in July. In the final against Laura Robson, Konta was 6–4, 1–1 up when her opponent retired. After a patchy few months interrupted by injury, Konta got back to winning ways at the $10,000 event in Madrid, beating Lucy Brown in the final.

Konta lost in the qualifying draw of the 2011 Family Circle Cup to Sania Mirza.

2012[edit]Edit

Konta received a main draw wildcard to Wimbledon 2012, where she was beaten 10–8 in the third set by Christina McHale. However, she qualified for the 2012 US Open – Women's Singles, bridging a gap of almost 150 places in the rankings to upset world number 59 Tímea Babos in the first round, saving ten set points in the second set. In the second round, she let a 5–2 final set lead slip against Olga Govortsova, going down 6–2, 2–6, 5–7. This run propelled Konta into the world's top 150 for the first time in her career.

2013[edit]Edit

At the 2013 Australian Open, Konta failed to build on her good form from the US Open, losing out in the second qualifying round to Zhou Yimiao in three sets.

In April 2013, Konta played in Great Britain's Fed Cup World Group II play-off against Argentina. Konta was chosen to represent Britain in two of the singles rubbers. After losing her first rubber against Paula Ormaechea, Great Britain decided that Elena Baltacha would replace Konta in the Sunday singles rubber.

Konta's next tournament was the WTA Portugal Open in Oeiras, where she was forced to retire in the second qualifying round against Stéphanie Foretz Gacon, despite beating top-100 player Yulia Putintseva in the first qualifying round.

Konta also reached the second qualifying round at the 2013 French Open, losing to Galina Voskoboeva in three sets.

In June, Konta entered the $75,000 2013 Aegon Trophy on the ITF tour, reaching the semifinals after victories over An-Sophie Mestach, fifth seed Misaki Doi and Alison Riske. In the semifinals, Konta lost a tough battle against third seed Karolína Plíšková, going down in three sets. Following the event, Konta was handed a wildcard for the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. In the first round she defeated qualifier Kurumi Nara to set up a meeting with French player, and 12th seed at the tournament, Kristina Mladenovic, where she was defeated in straight sets despite holding an early break in the first set.

Coaching[edit]Edit

Konta formerly trained at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona and the Roddick Lavalle Academy in Texas. In January 2011, she started training at the Weybridge Tennis Academy in England under the guidance of coach Justin Sherring. She is currently training at the National Tennis Academy in Roehampton, being coached by Louis Cayer.

WTA tour and ITF circuit titles: 11 (8–3)[edit]Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Premier (0–0)
WTA International (0–0)
ITF Event (8–3)
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Titles by surface
Hard (5–3)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)

Singles: 9 (7–2)[edit]Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 11 May 2008 [1]

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Clay [2]

Janina Toljan

6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 8 February 2008 [3]

Sutton, Great Britain

Hard [4]

Katie O'Brien

6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 28 June 2009 [5]

Waterloo, Canada

Clay [6]

Heidi El Tabakh

6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 4. 16 May 2010 [7]

Raleigh, United States

Clay [8]

Lindsay Lee-Waters

6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 5. 22 August 2010 [9]

Westende, Belgium

Hard [10] Nicky Van Dyck 6–1, 6–0
Winner 6. 16 July 2011 [11]

Woking, United Kingdom

Hard [12]

Laura Robson

6–4, 1–1 ret.
Winner 7. 12 September 2011 [13]

Madrid, Spain

Hard [14] Lucy Brown 6–2, 6–1
Winner 8. 12 February 2012 [15]

Rancho Mirage, United States

Hard [16]

Lenka Wienerová

6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 29 July 2012 [17]

Lexington, United States

Hard [18]

Julia Glushko

3–6, 0–6

Doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 13 March 2011 [19]

Irapuato

Hard (o) [20]

Tímea Babos

[21]

Macall Harkins [22]Nicole Rottmann

6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 24 September 2011 [23]

Shrewsbury

Hard (i) [24]

Amanda Elliott

[25]

Maria João Koehler [26]Katalin Marosi

6–7(3–7), 1–6

Fed Cup participation[edit]Edit

Singles[edit]Edit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2013 Fed Cup

World Group II Play-offs

WG2 P/O 20 April 2013 [27]

Buenos Aires, Argentina

[28]

Argentina

Clay [29]

Paula Ormaechea

L 3–6, 2–6

Doubles[edit]Edit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2013 Fed Cup

Europe/Africa Zone Group I

R/R 7 February 2013 [30]

Eilat, Israel

[31]

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hard [32]

Laura Robson

[33]

Jasmina Kajtazovič [34]Jelena Simić

W 6–0, 6–0
9 February 2013 [35]

Hungary

[36]

Laura Robson

[37]

Réka-Luca Jani [38]Katalin Marosi

L 4–6, 6–2, 2–6

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