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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.

“This is the biggest crowd I’ve played in front of for a long time; for me this was like a full Arthur Ashe stadium Johanna Konta

Konta showed great mental strength to claim a three-set victory over Stojanovic – who defeated former champion Donna Vekic and Tereza Martincova earlier in the week – and will now face fourth seed Zhang Shuai in Sunday’s final.

Reflecting on a gutsy performance, she said: “I fought very hard to come through – I could have easily lost that match but I feel very fortunate to be playing tomorrow.

“This is the biggest crowd I’ve played in front of for a long time; for me this was like a full Arthur Ashe stadium.

“My job is to go out and do the best that I can – I’m there to win but so is the other player but I’m going to enjoy it. It’s my first final in two years so I’m going to enjoy the experience and enjoy playing a final at home in front of the crowd.”

Her opponent in the final, Zhang, defeated America’s Lauren Davis in the second semi-final of the day on Centre Court, 6-4 6-3. Konta boasts an impressive record against Zhang, having beaten her on each of their last four meetings – the last of which came at the US Open in 2019.

The World No.20 will be aiming to become the first British women to win a WTA singles title at home in 40 years since Sue Barker won in Brighton back in 1981.

There was more British success in the men’s doubles final as Liverpool’s Ken Skupski was crowned champion alongside Australian partner, Matt Reid.

Skupski and Reid came from a set behind to defeat second seed Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith 4-6 7-5 10-6.

Skupski – who defeated Reid and Smith in the 2017 final in Nottingham alongside his brother Neal – lifted the 32nd ATP Challenger doubles title of his career and will now head to London for the cinch Championships.

In the ATP Challenger singles final Frances Tiafoe will play Denis Kudla as both players picked up impressive victories. Tiafoe defeated Marius Copil 6-3 6-2, while Kudla claimed a 6-4 1-, 7-6(6) win over Kamil Majchrzak.



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