Konta becomes first British woman to win title on home soil in 40 years at Nottingham Open

Johanna Konta has become the first British woman in 40 years to win a tournament on home soil at the Nottingham Open on Sunday afternoon.

Konta had not won a tournament since the Miami Open in 2017, with only three wins overall in 2021 in a crisis of sorts for the former World No.4.

But has gained confidence on the grass courts of Nottingham this week defeating Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-1 as the preparation for Wimbledon begins.

It is also the third-time lucky for Konta, who has previously lost twice in Nottingham finals and she finally has a title on home soil.

"It's quite an amazing stat," she said post match. "One person gets to win the tournament at the end of the week, so the odds aren't in anyone's favour really,"

"It's hard to win tournaments, so that's why I felt very grateful. To do it in front of a home crowd on the grass, it's an experience I haven't had yet and I'm really grateful to be having right now."

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