Donna Vekic Upsets Johanna Konta To Win Nottingham Open title

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Donna Vekic Upsets Johanna Konta To Win Nottingham Open title

Donna Vekic Upsets Johanna Konta To Win Nottingham Open title


The British number 1 Johanna Konta was shocked by Vekic in the Nottingham Open final.

The world number Seventy had recovered from a disappointing 1st set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in scotching heat.

Aged 26, Konta looked set for her 1st grass title on home soil but struggled with Vekic’s baseline hitting to lose the 2nd set tie-break.

Aged 20, Vekic edged a tense decider to win her 2nd WTA title ahead of the start of Wimbledon. That will commence on 3 July.

Relive Konta v Vekic

Konta said Donna was continuously able to raise her bar throughout the match.

She also mentioned to Eurosport that she will not able to stay with her & full credit to Donna for her incredible win.

Konta said she is happy to play 5 superb matches on grass. I just want to play more on grass to keep myself prepared.

How the match unfolded

Donna struggled with her nerves in the 1st set & she double faulted 2 times in the 1st game to hand the early initiative to Konta, the world number 8.

Konta broke again at 5-2 & served to take the set in just 38 minutes.

The 2nd set saw a rejuvenated Vekic finding consistency with her serves & she began to trouble Konta with her deep returns.

As the set kept going, Konta got frustrated with the umpire’s line calls & blamed the state of the chalk on the lines. She was clearly unhappy with the decisions.

Konta’s reliance too much on the drop shot & saw her struggle in the tie-break as Vekic forced a decider by taking the set in just over 60¬† minutes. Donna broke early again in the final set, but by then Konta regained her focus to level it 3-3.

Donna Vekic’s confidence fluctuated. Luckily, she held her nerve to apply scoreboard pressure & broke with some more strong hitting at 5-6, before serving for the title.

Vevic said that its great, my 1st grass court title. Really happy and we both played well in the finals. I just wanted to focus and be aggressive.

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Donna Vekic upsets Johanna Konta to win Nottingham Open title


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