Top seed Konta wins Nottingham semi-final

Prime seed Johanna Konta reached the final of the Nottingham grass court docket tournament on Saturday with a 6-2 7-5 win over Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova.

On Sunday the British number one will play either Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic or Croatian Donna Vekic within the remaining of the Wimbledon warm-up match.

Konta, who used to be born in Australia however took British citizenship 5 years in the past, is aiming to become the first British girl to win a WTA event on dwelling floor seeing that Virginia Wade at Eastbourne in 1975. Wimbledon, which Wade gained in 1977, shouldn’t be a part of the WTA Tour.

Having reached the top six on this planet rankings closing month, she can also be positive about an more advantageous efficiency at Wimbledon, the place she won a spherical for the primary time final year after 4 opening-spherical defeats.

(Reporting via Steve Tongue, modifying via Pritha Sarkar)

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