Johanna Konta: Biography highlights

Reading Johanna Konta’s biography will reveal that she is the highest ranked women’s British tennis player who has achieved multiple singles and doubles titles in her career.

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Johanna Konta is a British women’s tennis player who has won an impressive three singles titles on the WTA tour and eleven singles and four doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career.

Johanna is the British number one and currently has a World ranking of number 7. She reached her best singles ranking of World number six on 8 May 2017.

Johanna’s passion for tennis was ignited at the age of eight when she attended an after-school tennis class in her hometown of Collaroy, North Sydney.

A year later, she began training and playing routinely, with the intent to forge a sporting career. In 2005 Konta began attending the ASC Sánchez-Casal Tennis Academy, the same academy which trained Andy Murray in Barcelona.

Johanna was destined for success, winning her first singles title at the age of just 16.

During the spring of 2015 to late 2016, Johanna achieved a steep increase in her world rankings, climbing from 150 to inside the World’s top ten, to become the first Briton to be ranked amongst the WTA’s top ten since Jo Durie achieved this 30 years ago.

Also during this time, she achieved her best Grand Slam result to date, as she reached the semi-final of the 2016 Australian Open, a quarterfinal appearance at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and her maiden WTA title in Stanford.

Johanna’s recent playing performances at Wimbledon has projected her to new heights within the tennis world.

Johanna is busy as a motivational speaker engaging her audience by presenting insights on what she has learned from playing tennis competing at the highest level in tournaments around the world.

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Jo Konta BBC Breakfast 2017
Jo Konta BBC Breakfast 2017
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Jo Konta on her Australian Open experience.
Jo Konta on her Australian Open experience.
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