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Johanna Konta: Briton splits from coach and will not play again this season

British number one Johanna Konta has split from her coach Wim Fissette after less than a year together and will not play again this season. The 26-year-old, who has a foot injury, did not qualify for this month’s WTA Finals in Singapore and will not play in the WTA Elite Trophy the week after. “Wim Fissette and I have mutually decided to end our working relationship,” she said on Wednesday. “My foot is improving but it is still advisable to rest it further.” She added: “Things ended very amicably and…

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Injured Konta to miss end-of-season finals

British number one Johanna Konta will miss this month’s WTA Finals after withdrawing from next week’s Kremlin Cup with a foot injury. The 26-year-old world number 10 had to reach the final of the Moscow event in order to secure a place at the Singapore season finale which features the top eight players in the world. Konta suffered the injury prior to the Hong Kong Open earlier this month. Until then, the Briton had held the last WTA Finals qualifying spot. A losing streak which extended to five matches with…

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Briton Konta and US Open champion Stephens out of Wuhan Open

British number one Johanna Konta’s poor run continued as she was beaten by unseeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Wuhan Open in China. World number seven Konta had the chance to serve for the match but lost 6-0 4-6 7-6 (7-3) to the Australian. The 26-year-old has lost five of her past seven matches since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals. Defending champion Petra Kvitova also fell as she lost her first-round match against Peng Shuai. The Chinese world number 24 beat 11th seed Kvitova of the Czech Republic…

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US Open first-round defeat tough to take – Konta

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Britain’s Johanna Konta said it was “tough to take” as she headed home from the US Open after just one day following defeat by Aleksandra Krunic. The unseeded Serb won 4-6 6-3 6-4 against the seventh seed to cause the first major upset of the tournament. Konta had been hoping to improve on previous semi-final appearances at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. “It’s definitely not an easy…

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US Open 2017: Johanna Konta knocked out by Aleksandra Krunic in first round

Britain’s Johanna Konta suffered a shock first-round defeat against unseeded Serb Aleksandra Krunic at the US Open. Konta, seeded seventh, was among the favourites for the title and one of eight women who could have ended the tournament as world number one. However, a first-serve percentage of just 45% allowed the clean-hitting Krunic to attack off the return, and the world number 78 fought back for a 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory. Britons Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie had earlier claimed first-round victories in the men’s singles, but Heather Watson was…

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US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

Johanna Konta was beaten by Aleksandra Krunic Monday, August 28, 2017 Johanna Konta suffered a shock loss to Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic in the opening round of the US Open. After Andy Murray’s withdrawal, Britain’s hopes predominantly rested on the shoulders of the world number seven. Konta’s brilliant run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon marked her out as a contender for the title in New York on her favoured hard courts and she went into the tournament as one of eight players in the race to be world number one. But…

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Will 'competitive, fit and focused' Konta reach Wimbledon final?

Wimbledon 2017 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. Johanna Konta must overcome five-time champion Venus Williams if she is to become the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final for 40 years. Sixth seed Konta, 26, takes on the 37-year-old American in Thursday’s second Centre Court match at about 15:00 BST. It is the first time since Virginia Wade…

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