Jo Konta

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Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

Day by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams(...)

Bernarda Pera after her surprise second round win over Johanna Konta. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Jo Konta said before her second-round match against the world No123, Bernarda Pera, she was unsure what the American slam debutante looked like, altho(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

A general view inside Centre Court as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays his men’s  quarter-final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia last year.  Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

The stage is set. The actors primed. At Wimbledon everything has been Championship ready since last Saturday. The grass has been trimmed to precisely (...)

Britain’s Johanna Konta on her way to defeating Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig during their first round match on the third day of the Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: AFP

For a long stretch into the London evening it looked like nothing much would be played. But there was one local story they wanted to continue on an o(...)