Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova to reach final

Johanna Konta reached the final of the Nottingham Open for the first time with a tidy victory over Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova. The British number one registered a 6-2 7-5 win over the world number 117 to reach her first grass final. Konta broke her opponent early as she powered through the first set before upping…

Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta eases through to quarter-finals

Johanna Konta continued her Wimbledon preparations with a routine win over her doubles partner Yanina Wickmayer at the Nottingham Open. The British number one, 26, won 6-4 6-1 in only an hour and 14 minutes to reach the quarter-finals in her first grass-court tournament of the year. Konta, who is ranked eighth in the world,…

Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta beats Tara Moore to reach 300 wins

British number one Johanna Konta reached the second round of the Nottingham Open after compatriot Tara Moore was forced to retire. Konta was 6-2 3-0 up when British number four Moore pulled up injured. The 26-year-old, ranked eighth in the world, has now amassed 300 career singles victories and will play Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in…

Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Yulina Putintseva in Rome second round

Johanna Konta made a strong start at the Italian Open with a straight-set win over Kazakhstan’s Yulina Putintseva in Rome. The British number one, who turns 26 on Wednesday, won 6-3 6-0 to claim her second clay-court victory of the year. Konta had a bye in the first round as the fifth seed and will…