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Who is Johanna Konta?

Johanna Konta (born 17 May 1991) is a former British professional tennis player, having formerly represented Australia until 2012, who retired at the end of the 2021 season.

She has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as 11 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. The former British number one reached her best singles ranking of world No. 4 on 17 July 2017. She has reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open.

Johanna Konta retires from tennis aged 30

Johanna Konta retires from tennis aged 30
Johanna Konta retires from tennis aged 30

Former British No 1 Johanna Konta has announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis.

Konta, 30, is the most successful British women’s player of the past two decades, having reached a career-high ranking of No 4 in 2017, three grand slam semi-finals and she won the prestigious Miami Open in 2017. Earlier this year, she won her fourth career WTA title in Nottingham.

“Grateful, this is the word that I’ve probably used the most during my career and is the word that I feel explains it best at the end. My playing career has come to an end, and I am so incredibly grateful for the career that it turned out to be,” Konta wrote in a statement.

Konta was born in Sydney, Australia to Hungarian parents before moving to Great Britain aged 14. She was a late bloomer, having spent much of her earlier career ranked outside of the top 100 while grinding through the lower levels of professional tennis on the ITF circuit.

Her fortunes changed after she set up a training base in Gijón, Spain in 2015, working with Spanish coaches Esteban Carril and José-Manuel García. Konta first broke into the top 100 at the age of 24 after reaching the US Open fourth round in 2015.

Johanna Konta Biography, Wiki

Konta was born in Sydney, Australia, and her parents Gabor and Gabriella are both of Hungarian origin. The entire family moved to Eastbourne in the year 2005, and they’ve been living there ever since.

Konta took up tennis at the age of eight, and trained at the Sanchez Casal Academy in Barcelona as a teenager. Konta’s idol growing up was Steffi Graf, although her game is not modeled on the German’s.

She got British citizenship in 2012, after which she started representing Great Britain in tennis tournaments. Konta says that representing Britain at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil is among her best tennis memories of all time.

Now one of the very few female players keeping her country’s hopes alive, Konta is a British media darling who faces a lot of scrutiny at every big tournament. It is commendable, then, that she has learned how to block out all the pressure and continue to perform well on the tour.

Johanna Konta Biography Wikipedia
Johanna Konta
Country (sports) Great Britain (2012–)
 Australia (2008–12)
ResidenceEastbourne, England
Born17 May 1991 (age 30)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2008
Retired1 December 2021
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachEsteban Carril (2014–2016)
José Manuel García (2015–2016)
Wim Fissette (2016–2017)
Michael Joyce (2017–2018)
Dimitri Zavialoff (2018–2020)
Thomas Högstedt (2020-2021)
Prize moneyUS$10,008,175

Johanna Konta Career

In 2015, she went from world No 150 to No 47 in the women’s tennis rankings. She reached the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open in China before being beaten by Venus Williams.She also reached the last 16 of the US Open.

In 2016, she made further strides when she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Konta’s scalps in the Australian Open included taking revenge on Venus Williams and beating Ekaterina Makarova.

She was the first British woman for 33 years to reach the semi-finals of a tennis grand slam tournament, when Jo Durie played at the US Open.


She lost the semi-final to Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-2.

At the time of the Australian Open Konta had been training for some time in Gijón in northern Spain with Esteban Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia.

In October 2016, Johanna Konta entered the world’s top 10 rankings after reaching the final of the China Open by beating Madison Keys. However, she lost the final 6-4 6-2 to world number three Agnieszka Radwanska.

On 13 January 2017, Johanna Konta beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Sydney International to win her second career WTA title.

On 1 April 2017, Johanna Konta beat Caroline Wozniacki to win the Miami Open title.

On 11 July 2017, Jo Konta became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1978.

However, she lost the semi-final to Venus Williams.


After Wimbledon Jo Konta was ranked 4th in the world.

In October 2017, Johanna Konta split from her coach Wim Fissette.

It was also revealed that she had an ankle injury that would keep her out for the rest of the season.

In May 2019, Johanna Konta lost to Karolina Pliskova in the Italian Open final.

The following month she reached the semi-finals of the French Open when she was beaten by Marketa Vondrousova.

Johanna Konta Net Worth

Johanna Konta has a net worth of $4 Million and her present salary is $1 Million.

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Who is Johanna Konta?

Johanna Konta (born 17 May 1991) is a former British professional tennis player, having formerly represented Australia until 2012, who retired at the end of the 2021 season.

What is Johanna Konta’s age?

Johanna Konta is 30 years old.

What is Johanna Konta’s net worth?

Johanna Konta has a net worth of $4 Million and her present salary is $1 Million.

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