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Konta conquers Nottingham at third attempt

Johanna Konta lifted the fourth WTA title of her career and first on grass at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating fourth seed Zhang Shuai 6-2 6-1 in just one hour.

I love Nottingham, I love this Centre Court, it’s a beautiful court to play on and thank you everyone for coming out and supporting Johanna Konta

Konta became the first British woman to win a WTA singles title on home soil since Sue Barker triumphed in Brighton in 1981.

Having finished runner-up in Nottingham on two previous occasions, Konta was determined to make it third time lucky and dominated the match from start to finish – dropping only three games on her way to victory.

After lifting her first Viking Open Nottingham title, Konta said: “I don’t take this for granted by any means – I’ve lost in the last few finals that I’ve played and it’s very hard to win tournaments, so I know how lucky I am to be here with the winning trophy.

“I love Nottingham, I love this Centre Court, it’s a beautiful court to play on and thank you everyone for coming out and supporting.

“This trophy is called the Elena Baltacha trophy – she hasn’t been with us for a number of years but still to this day she was a massive influence on me as a young girl in this country. For me, winning this trophy means that much more and I just wanted to say thank you to her.”
In the WTA doubles final earlier in the day, Lyudmyla Kichenok and Makoto Ninomya defeated second seeds Caroline Dolehide and Storm Sanders 6-4, 6-7 (3), 10-8. The pair held off an inspired comeback from the Americans to lift their first title as a team.



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