21 now takes on Great Britain's Johanna Konta for a place in the semifinals. The pair clashed for the first time in the third round at Wimbledon 2017, where Konta dropped just five games. Johanna Konta could not arrest Britain's sorry start to the 2020 French Open as she followed Andy Murray and Dan Evans out of Paris with Cori Gauff impressive as she won in straight sets. Staying at the hotel and being there the whole time with everyone takes quite a bit of energy so you have to manage that. She has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as eleven singles and … The French Tennis Federation has made clear that any player testing positive, or who has been in close contact with a team member who tests positive, will be barred from competing. The Greek saw off Serena Williams in the previous round & will look to draw parity in the head-to-head against Konta. Clay had been by some distance Konta's least successful surface until last year, when she found her feet spectacularly with runs to the finals in Rabat and Rome before reaching her third Grand Slam semi-final in Paris. And we weren't even in the most stressful situation so you can only imagine what (chief executive) Steve Simon and everyone else in management must have been going through. News. Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records. Johanna Konta is a professional tennis player who is the current British number one. We owe a lot of credit to the way they've been able to bring our sport back and especially with the challenges we have with our sport with how international it is.". Konta is well-placed to discuss what a difficult time this has been for tennis and the WTA thanks to her position on the player council. SR=strike rate (events won/competed). Cancel any time. The World No. Western & Southern Open 2020 - Cincinnati. Johanna Konta. © Eurosport, a Discovery Company 2020 – All rights reserved It will be only Konta's ninth tournament of an interrupted season, with the tour forced to take a complete break between March and August. Konta is hoping to play in the Ostrava Open next month, which currently is the only tour-level event scheduled for the rest of the year. "I know they are trying to relocate tournaments for one year only and bring opportunities but it's always going to be an uphill battle because it's just the nature of what our season looks like," said Konta. Super Sakkari In their first-ever meeting, @mariasakkari converts an eighth match point to score the upset over Williams 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1.#CInCyTENNIS pic.twitter.com/MkTeNbYAWS. Help center. But hopefully in time, not just tennis and not just sport but everyone will find a way to come through this, or live alongside it depending on what route this period of time takes.". We got the short end of the stick there but that's just the reality of what we have going on in the world.". Match timing: Not before 5 PM EDT, 2:30 AM IST, Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel / ESPN. With a win over Sakkari, Konta could double her win-tally for the season. There's things I'm doing to keep myself safe, to keep my loved ones safe, and as long as I'm adhering to those things, I'm going to try and do my job the best that I can and live my life the best that I can.". This will be the first head to head meeting between the two players on the WTA … The Greek player is in a rich vein of form at the moment. "I don't think they've had a day off since January. It's going to be a bit of an adjustment and a change in mindset but I am looking forward to going back on site. Johanna Konta currently holds a 2-1 lead over Maria Sakkari in the head-to-head rivalry. As well as the autumnal conditions, players face strict measures in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in a city where cases have soared in recent weeks. "At one point we were having two or three calls a week for weeks on end. Konta has just dropped eight games in her two matches and with a number of the top seeds already out, she will be a title contender, eyeing up a fourth WTA tournament win. 14 Johanna Konta had made a less than modest start to her 2020 season. She fell in the first round of the Australian Open, one of five losses during the year, and won only three matches before arriving in New York this week. Sign up to see all their posts in your feed. Konta is well-placed to discuss what a difficult time this has been for tennis and the WTA thanks to her position on the player council. On the other hand, World No. British No 1 Johanna Konta fears tennis might not get back to normal for the rest of her playing career as she prepares for a "very different French Open". ", Don't forget to follow us on skysports.com/tennis, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports - on the go! "It's a very different French Open. She said: "In the US I think they did a really good job. Konta made 22 unforced errors in the first set and after leading 2-0 in the second set she lost five successive games before a consolation at the finish. While the players were stuck at home, Konta was involved in discussions around how the sport could get going again. But in their next clash - the Rabat 2019 final - Sakkari recovered from the loss of the opening set to win her first WTA title. 2 Vera Zvonareva in the third round of the Western & Southern Open 2020. "Being in a place where you have really good memories of playing well, of some success, that can only give you energy. The World No. The tournaments won by Konta are in boldface, and advanced into finals by Konta are in italics. Johanna Konta is a professional tennis player who is the current British number one. © Eurosport, a Discovery Company 2020 – All rights reserved "It was incredibly busy and very stressful," she said. First title FEELS @mariasakkari recovers from trailing a set and a break to defeat Johanna Konta 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and win her first career WTA singles title at #WTARabat. Johanna Konta takes on former World No. Konta's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10 (as of 28 February 2020): (W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. 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Konta experienced similar restrictions at the US Open, where players were not permitted to leave their hotel apart from to go to Flushing Meadows. ", A post shared by Johanna Konta (@johannakonta) on Sep 23, 2020 at 4:59am PDT. Maria Sakkari takes on Johanna Konta for a place in the semifinal at the 2020 Cincinnati WTA Premier 5 tournament. Sakkari has won three consecutive matches in convincing fashion, one of them being a come-from-behind three-set win over Serena Williams. In her third appearance at the Western & Southern Open, Maria Sakkari beat young American Coco Gauff as well as Yulia Putintseva, both in straight sets, before needing as many as eight match points to see off Serena Williams. Catch the action for only Â£25 a month with this limited time offer. She has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as eleven singles and four doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. "Everyone is doing their best for it not to happen but by going to a tournament you essentially take responsibility. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. In contrast to Sakkari's exploits at the tournament, Konta made short work of her first two opponents without dropping a set. The 25-year-old Maria Sakkari continued her fine run at the 2020 Cincinnati WTA Premier 5 tournament by downing Serena Williams in three sets on Tuesday. Best Grand Slam tournament results details, "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Johanna_Konta_career_statistics&oldid=980652641, Fed Cup player template with ID not in Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 September 2020, at 18:13. Help center. Things will certainly not be normal at Roland Garros. Johanna Konta (@johannakonta) has 742 posts on their Instagram profile. She has been going from strength to strength since then, and even made a semifinal appearance at St. Petersburg before the pandemic struck. According to UTR, Konta's win probability is 50.2 %.Your guess is as good as mine, but Konta’s edge on serve—she ranks 10th in the WTA in service games won at … Could Dias deal decide future of City's Pep project? The 29-year-old said: "There's a very big hopefulness that come January 1, 2021 everything's going to be normal and unfortunately it's not the case. It's definitely challenging and it's draining. With Konta having spent much less time on the court this week compared to Sakkari, a win for the 29-year-old looks like the most likely outcome when the pair locks horns for a fourth time. Below is a list of her career achievements and titles won. I'm sure I'm going to have really nice memories from last year," she added. Available to download now on - iPhone & iPad and Android, Johanna Konta fears tennis might not get back to normal, Keane: Ole needs top-four finish to keep job. While the players were stuck at home, Konta … Tennis ... With the WTA … In their most recent meeting, Konta beat the Greek player in the Round of 32 at Eastbourne in straight sets. Konta is preparing for the French Open, which begins on Sunday having shifted from its usual springtime slot in the calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic. Help center. "I think the men have a lot of opportunities still in Europe but that's what their season already looks like. However, at her first Premier 5 stop of the year, the 29-year-old has beaten Kirsten Flipkens and Vera Zvonareva for the loss of only eight cumulative games. Hopes that the situation might have eased substantially by 2021 have rapidly faded and Konta would not be surprised to see difficulties and restrictions continue for several years. "It's going to be very difficult and very different for a long time, possibly for the rest of my playing career. pic.twitter.com/JzYp8Yk2MN. © Eurosport, a Discovery Company 2020 – All rights reserved Prediction: Johanna Konta to win in straight sets. Sakkari had opened her season with a run to the fourth round at the Australian Open, her best ever performance at a Grand Slam. China's decision not to hold any international sporting events in 2020 was a major blow for the WTA, with most of the tour's autumn calendar taking place in Asia including the lucrative WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Follow us on Twitter @T365Official.