Johanna Konta on track for record after Nottingham quarter-final win
Jun 18 2017
Further quotes and video footage from Konta's post-match press conference to follow after her doubles match.
The British No1 and top seed maintained her record of having yet to drop a set in the tournament as she closed in on her first WTA title on home soil.
Commenting on the fact she was playing her doubles partner when asked if it had been a problem, she said: "We are all adults, we must deal with that". "Players come across that situation on tour, it is nothing out of the ordinary, it happens quite often".
"It was hard, she started very strongly".
"Definitely leading into Wimbledon people are looking to play as much time on the grass as they can".
"She is a talented and effective player, especially on this surface", Konta added.
Clearly it is not because her big game does not suit the grass: She has made the quarters and semis in her last two Eastbourne appearances as well as this latest final. "I had to raise my game and only had one little dip", Konta told the BBC after the match.
The British No.1 on Friday advanced to the last four with a 6-3 7-5 victory.
"I know Donna is playing very well recently and I know Lucie is a very risky player as well".
She will continue to sharpen her game with a Saturday semi-final in Nottingham against either Magdalena Rybarikova or qualifier Kristie Ahn. The decider also went the distance, Konjuh surviving five match points in the breaker before converting the first of her own to finish off an epic 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (12-10) triumph.
Kontaveit booked her place in the final by defeating Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 6-7 (0/7) 6-2.