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JOHANNA KONTA

United Kingdom

Road to Singapore

9th

SINGLES

D.O.B.
May 17
1991
Height
5' 11"
1.80 m
Weight
154 lbs.
70 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
Personal
Coached by Wim Fissette ... Parents are Gabor (hotelier) and Gabriella (dentist); older sister is Emese (works in fashion) ... Was introduced to the sport at age 8 by parents; started to play at an afterschool program ... All-court player; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Hungarian and English ... Enjoys live music, watching movies, reading and the occasional shopping spree ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Best tennis memory is representing Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (2): 2017 - Sydney; 2016 - Stanford.
Finalist (1): 2016 - Beijing.

ADDITIONAL
British Fed Cup Team, 2013-15; British Olympic Team, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Breakthrough first Top 50 season (finishing No.47); struggled in first half of season between January and May, starting at No.146 and going into grass court season at No.147 - fell 1r in only two WTA main draws (Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); phenomenal second half of season saw her rise from No.147 to No.47 by November 9 year-end rankings; best results were three QFs at Nottingham (l. to Niculescu), Eastbourne (l. to Bencic) and Wuhan (l. to V.Williams), 4r at US Open (l. to Kvitova), two 2r finishes at Birmingham (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and Linz (l. to Brengle) and winning two ITF Circuit titles; two biggest ranking jumps came after US Open on September 13 (rose from No.97 to No.58) and after Wuhan on October 5 (rose from No.66 to No.49); also won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2014 - Reached 2r twice (incl. Eastbourne - l. to Giorgi 16 75 75; held 1mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on June 23 (after Eastbourne; rose from No.109 to No.96).

2013 - QF at Guangzhou; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r once (Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Copenhagen, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying four times; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Copenhagen and Qu‚bec City; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
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