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British No 1 tennis player Johanna Konta again excited to repeat last year's
Wimbledon bomblast this summer. Konta is planning to play again in the
Nottingham Open, Birmingham Classic and Eastbourne International in the lead-up to the
grass-court Grand Slam. She was the runner-up in
Nottingham Open last year in July and became the
first British woman to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals after Virginia Wade in 1979.
The Eastbourne tournament is particularly popular because of Konta because her family home is within stone’s throw distance away of the Devonshire Park complex that hosts the event.
Since there is only 3 weeks remaining between
French Open ending and Wimbledon starting and she suffered a less successful time and was upset by Bernarda Pera in the second round of the Australian Open last month, Kontaannounced that she is again preparing to get the maximum amount of grass-court practice before her home grand slam.
According to Konta:
These tournaments provide me with the perfect pathway to Wimbledon. Last year it proved to be the best preparation possible as I enjoyed my most successful Wimbledon ever, and hopefully it will have the same effect for 2018.
The grass-court season is one of my favorites and nothing compares to competing at home with passionate fans, friends and family who are behind you all the way.
I know I'm incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to compete in front of a home crowd and especially in Eastbourne, where my family home is just a stone's throw away from Devonshire Park. It's such a special feeling.
As always I know there will be a really strong player field at Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne and I'll face some tough opponents in competitive matches, but I can't wait to get on court and fly the flag for British tennis.
Full Name: Johanna Konta
Date of Birth: 17 May 1991
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality: British, Australian and Hungarian
Residence: Eastbourne, England, UK
Country: Australia (2008-2012), Great Britain (212-Present)
Height: 5ft 11inch (180 cm)
Relationship Status: Single
Boyfriend: Jackson Wade
Father: Gábor (a hotel manager)
Mother: Gabriella (dentist)
Grand Father: Tamás Kertész (football player)
Half Sister: Eva Emese
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach: Esteban Carril (2014–2016), José Manuel García (2015–2016), Wim Fissette (2016–2017), Michael Joyce (2017–Present)
Prize Money: $5,000,00+
Singles Career Title: 3 WTA (Women's Tennis Association)
Singles Career record: 312–182
Singles Highest Ranking: 4
Singles Current Ranking: 11
Doubles Career Title: 0 WTA, 4 ITF (International Tennis Federation)
Doubles Career record: 66-66
Doubles Highest Ranking: 88
Doubles Current Ranking: 286
Johanna Konta was born in
Sydney, Australia. Her parents met in
Australia. She spent her childhood in
Collaroy, Sydney's Northern Beaches. At the age of 8, she was first introduced to tennis at an after-school program and at the age of 14, she began attending the Sanchez Casal academy in
Barcelona. Later on, her family settled in
Eastbourne, East Sussex. She became a British citizen in May 2012 and then switched her sporting allegiance
from Australia to Britain.