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Nottingham Open | Konta Reaches her first WTA Grass-Court Final

Britain’s No.1 Johanna Konta edged past Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets to reach her first WTA grass court final at the Aegon Open Nottingham, 6-2, 7-5.

I’m looking to constantly improve and evolve as a player, regardless of surface. I’m glad that it’s coming through on the grass. Jo Konta

The win takes the World N0.8 one-step closer to becoming the first British woman to win a WTA tournament in Britain since Virginia Wade was victorious in Eastbourne in 1975.

Konta who is top seed will face 20-year-old Croatian Donna Vekic, in what will be her third WTA singles final in 2017 after winning hard-court titles in Miami and Sydney. The finals of the Aegon Open Nottingham are set to be played out in front of a almost capacity crowd, as only a few tickets remain available.

Konta said: It feels pretty good. I’m really happy to have made it to the end of the week, and I’m looking forward to coming back out here on Centre Court tomorrow.” She will face Croat Donna Vekic who beat Czech Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6-5) 3-6 7-6 (6-4) in two hour 48 minutes. Speaking of her opponent Konta said “I think whomever I’m going to be playing will be a tough game. Both of them are playing well on the surface as you can see there in the semis, battling it out. Whoever’s going to win that is going to be coming into the final, like me, with some good tennis under their belts, some good wins and some good competitive matches. Either way it’s going to be a tough match for me.”
The victory for Konta came after she and doubles partner Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium were beaten 6-1 3-6 10-6 by Australian pair Monique Adamczak and Storm Sanders in the semi-finals earlier in the day. They will face Jocelyn Rae and Laura Robson in the final after they beat compatriot Heather Watson and American Christina McHale 6-3 3-6 10-6.
Robson had been scheduled to play a qualifying match for the Aegon Classic in Birmingham against Japan’s Miyu Kato, but the match was cancelled.

Meanwhile in Birmingham more British success came for Katie Boulter who beat 18-year-old fellow Brit Jodie Burrage 6-1 6-7 6-4 in the first round of qualifying.

Disappointment came in Manchester however, as British number three Naomi Broady lost her Aegon Trophy semi-final in Manchester in one hour and 23 minutes.The 27-year-old, who is ranked ranked 115th in the world, lost 6-3 6-4 to world number 207 Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.



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