World number 70 Vekic shocks Konta to win Nottingham Open

Croatia’s Donna Vekic shocked British number one Johanna Konta to win the Nottingham Open final. The world number 70 came recovered from a disappointing first set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in temperatures of 30C. Konta, 26, looked on course for her first grass title on home soil, but struggled with Vekic’s baseline hitting…

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…

Britain's Konta cruises into Nottingham Open semi-finals

British number one Johanna Konta reached the Nottingham Open semi-finals for the first time with a straight-sets win over Australia’s Ashleigh Barty. The world number eight, 26, won 6-3 7-5 after converting her fourth match point against the 21-year-old. Konta lost her serve midway through the second set before fighting back to claim four of…

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…