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Krejcikova bags French Open title

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Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Konta splits with coach ahead of grass court season

Johanna Konta, who is the top seed at the Viking Open in Nottingham this week, has split with her coach Dimitri Zavialoff for the second time in her career following her first-round defeat at the French Open and now heads into the grass-court season without a coach.

I still have people around me, my team is not made up of one person. I still feel supported and I feel like I have every opportunity to keep trying my best to find a good level to try and do well. So much fun, that first hit on grass on Thursday, the sun was shining, it was a really nice day in London and it was so much fun being back on the surface. Jo Konta

The British No 1 had only reunited with Zavialoff in November after originally calling time on their partnership ahead of the 2021 season.

During his tenure, Konta reached a Grand Slam semi-final and two quarter-finals, but the 30-year-old wants to go in a different direction.

“We are no longer working together. I didn’t broadcast it in any way,” she said ahead of her outing in Nottingham.

“It was just about me looking to how I would like to do things moving forward and how I would like to structure a team around me.

“We left on very good terms and Dimitri will always be a very big part of my career and my life. That’s it.

“We just came to that decision, it has got no bearing on where we are in the season or where we are not, it has nothing to do with it being grass season or not grass season.

“I still have people around me, my team is not made up of one person. I still feel supported and I feel like I have every opportunity to keep trying my best to find a good level to try and do well.”

Konta has used her early departure from Paris to transition from clay to grass courts for the first time in two years after the 2020 swing was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, and she is glad to return to the surface on which she has gained much success.

“So much fun, that first hit on grass on Thursday, the sun was shining, it was a really nice day in London and it was so much fun being back on the surface,” she added.

“We haven’t been on it for two years, so I felt very happy.

“It hasn’t felt like it has been two years, it hasn’t felt that long since we have been on the surface but obviously it has and a lot has happened in that time.

“Your body always gets a bit sore with any surface change, I feel it a little bit in the body but that is normal.

“I am looking to play as many matches as I can and enjoy being on the grass, to enjoy playing in front of home fans and that’s about it.”






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