There are not many people in the world who need nointroduction! Johanna Konta belongs to this category. Born on 17th of May 1991, Konta was raised in Sydney, Australia. Her parents are Hungarian. Her mother Gabriella is a dentist, while her father Gabor is a hotelier. In 2005, they moved to Eastbourne in England. She had already been training at anAcademy based in Barcelona. It was only in 2012 that she became a UK citizen.
On an individual level, Johanna Konta has won many titles on the WTA Tour and the ITF Women’s Circuit. The star went from No 150 to No 47 in the women’s tennis rankings in 2015. She managed to reach the quarter-finals of a tournament held in China before being beaten by Venus Williams. Konta also reached the last 16 of the US Open.
2016 was a learning curve for Johanna Konta! The latter made further improvements when she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Konta’s scalps in this tournament included beating Ekaterina Makarova and taking revenge on Venus Williams. She became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals of a tennis grand slam tournament for 33 years. However, Konta lost the semi-final to Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-2.
Johanna Konta had been training for some time in Gijon in northern Spain at the time of the Australian Open. She was accompanied by the likes of Esteban Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia. In October 2016, she made further progress. Konta entered the world’s top 10 rankings after making the final of the China Open. She knocked out Madison Keys in the semi-final.
Throughout the final of the China Open, she made things difficult for the world number three, Agnieszka Radwanska. However, while she had a promising game, she was defeated in the final 6-4 6-2. On the 13th of January 2017, it was time for revenge. Johanna Konta reached the final of the Sydney International where she beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2. She won her second career WTA title.
On the 1st of April 2017, Johanna Konta won the Miami Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki. During the same year, she became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon since 1978, won by Virginia Wade. But her journey soon ended after losing to Venus Williams. After the tournament, Jo Konta was ranked 4th in the world.
In October 2017, the tennis star split from her coach Wim Fissette. It was also said that Konta had an ankle injury that would rule her out for the rest of the season. In May 2019, she managed to reach the Italian Open final. But Karolina Pliskova proved to be too much for her. The following month, the ace reached the semi-finals of the French Open. It was difficult for Konta to beat the talented Marketa Vondrousova.
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