Konta closes in on home title

Published by Vivienne Christie

IMPRESSIVE: Johanna Konta progressed to the Nottingham final without the loss of a set; Getty Images
Johanna Konta is vying for her third title of 2017 – and first on home soil – in Nottingham.

Johanna Konta has progressed to a first WTA final on grass, the British No.1 defeating Magdalena Rybarkova 6-2 7-5 for her latest career milestone at Nottingham.

Using her powerful groundstrokes to full effect, Konta is yet to drop a set at her home event. “I’m looking to constantly improve and evolve as a player, regardless of surface,” Konta said after her one hour, 41-minute victory.

“The good thing is that the things that you work on do transfer from surface to surface. I’d like to think I’ve improved in all areas of my game since last year this time, and I’m glad that it’s also coming through on the grass.”

Konta now meets Donna Vekic in Sunday’s final after the Croatian upset fifth seed Lucie Safarova 7-6 (5) 3-6 7-6 (4).

Already a titlist at Sydney and Miami this year, the world No.8 is aiming for a third title for the season.

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