Profile: Johanna Konta
- Posted on: 30/05/2016
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Date of Birth: 17/05/1991
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.80 m / 5′ 11”
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career: 2008 – Present
Prize Money: $2,928,229
Born to Hungarian parents in Sydney, Australia, Johanna Konta is a British tennis player who represented Australia until 2012. When she was 14, Konta moved to the UK. Johanna switched her sporting allegiance from Australia to Great Britain after she became a British citizen in May 2012.
Konta has won one singles title on the WTA tour, as well as 11 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. Her first ITF singles title at a $10,000 tournament in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina shortly before her 17th birthday in May 2008.
She was introduced to tennis at an after-school programme at the age of 8. At the age of 14, she moved to Barcelona in order to futher her development and attended the Sanchez Casal academy. While studying in Spain her parents moved to England, where the family settled in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
In 2015 Konta to move her training base to Gijon in northern Spain, where Esteban Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia have overseen a spectacular rise up the rankings.
Career titles: 1 WTA, 11 ITF
Current ranking: #9
Career titles: 4 ITF
Current ranking: #101
Won 2008 ITF $10,000 Singles tournament at Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Won 2016 WTA Singles at Stanford Classic, USA
Konta competed in Rio 2016 for Great Britain in Tennis Women’s Singles, Tennis Women’s Doubles, and Tennis Mixed Doubles.
Hero growing up was Steffi Graf