World No 4, Grand Slam semi-finalist, Great Britain – 11 questions about Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta has won three WTA singles titles and reached the semi-finals at three of the Grand Slams. Here are answers to some common questions about the Brit.
Who is Johanna Konta?
Konta is a British player who competes on the professional women’s tennis circuit. She was born on May 17, 1991.
How tall is she?
According to her WTA profile, Konta is 5ft 11in (1.80 m).
Where is Johanna Konta originally from?
Konta, whose parents are from Hungary and got married after emigrating separately to Australia, was born in Sydney and represented Australia until 2012. She started representing Great Britain in 2012 and became a British citizen in May 2012.
What is Konta’s highest ranking?
Konta’s highest ranking has been No 4 which she first achieved in July 2017, after reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon. Her current ranking and ranking history are available on her WTA Tour profile page.
Konta is only the fourth British woman (after Virginia Wade, Sue Barker, and Jo Durie) to reach the top 10 in the world rankings since the time the computer rankings were introduced.
How much prize money has she won in his career?
The Brit has won more than $9.8 million in career prize money. You can find her updated prize money stats on her WTA Tour profile page.
How many WTA titles has Johanna Konta won?
Konta has won three WTA singles title in her career so far – Stanford in 2016, and Sydney and Miami in 2017. She has also reached five other finals on the WTA Tour – Beijing in 2016, Nottingham in 2017 and 2018, and Rome and Rabat in 2019.
What is Johanna Konta’s best performance at a Grand Slam?
Konta has reached the semi-finals at three of the four Grand Slams. She reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open in 2016, at Wimbledon in 2017, and Roland-Garros in 2019. She has also reached the quarter-finals at the US Open in 2019. At Wimbledon in 2017, Konta famously became the first British woman to reach the last four at Wimbledon since 1978.
Who is Konta’s coach?
Konta has been working with Dimitri Zavialoff, whom she worked with during the 2019 season, once again since November 2020. In the past, she has worked with Michael Joyce, Wim Fissette, and Thomas Hogstedt.
Why did Johanna Konta break down at the Fed Cup in 2017?
Konta was part of the British Fed Cup team in 2017 that travelled to Romania for the Fed Cup World Group II Play-off tie. The tie hit the headlines after Romanian captain Ilie Nastase verbally abused Konta and the British captain Anne Keothavong during the opening day singles rubber between Konta and Sorana Cirstea.
Nastase was first removed from the court and then had his accreditation revoked, which meant he could not be part of the tie thereon. Konta broke down in tears over the incident following Nastase’s ejection. The match was halted in the second set to give Konta some time to regroup. She came back on the court to win the match and level the tie at 1-1.
Romania went on to win the tie 3-2 while Nastase was later fined and banned from official roles by the International Tennis Federation until 2021 for his behaviour.
Who is Johanna Konta dating?
Konta has been dating movie producer Jackson Wade since 2017 and spoke about their relationship in an interview with Hello magazine in 2019.
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Is Johanna Konta on social media?
Konta has an Instagram account, where she is followed by more than 151,000 followers. She is also on Twitter (more than 151,000 followers, and on Facebook (more than 100,000 followers). The Brit also has an official website.