Johanna Konta: great British hope in Wimbledon

The local public does not see a compatriot win from Virginia Wade in 1977. The nationalized tennis player born in Sydney was a semifinalist less than a month ago at Roland Garros.


Johanna Konta (28 years and 18th in the world) is Britain's great hope at Wimbledon. The local crowd does not see a compatriot win from Virginia Wade in 1977. The nationalized Sydney-born tennis player was a semifinalist less than a month ago at Roland Garros, a success that has triggered the illusion in a country eager for stars to return glory to a tennis loss since the injuries ended, it may only temporarily, with the career of Andy Murray.

Konta did not have a good relationship in Wimbledon until in 2017 (he was number four) reached the semifinals after having dropped four times in the first round and another in second in his five previous participations. Last year, in a season that was not good for her, Johanna lost in the second game with Dominika Cibulkova and she also had no luck at the US Open, where she went home at the first hurdle, nor the Australian Open in the past. January, when he got off in a game that ended very early in the morning the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza. But his results were improving. In Rabat he reached the final (he fell in front of Maria Sakkari), just like in Rome (defeat to Karolina Pliskova) , before those semifinals in Paris that he lost against the emerging Vondrousova.

He has not done too well in both tournaments over grass that has played before Wimbledon, Birmingham (he won Ostapenko in the second round) and Eastbourne (fell to Jabeur in third), but arrives in London with enthusiasm and confidence. "I've played five good matches and I feel really good and I'm very excited to play here again, at home." To begin with, you will see them on Tuesday with the Romanian from the previous Ana Bogdan.



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