Croatia’s unseeded Donna Vekic won her second Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title, ahead of the start of Wimbledon on July 3 after beating top-seeded Johanna Konta in the Aegon Open Nottingham final.
Vekic came from behind win stunned the British number one Konta with 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) and 7-5 victory.
Ranked world No.70 Vekic lost and struggled in the opening set in just 38 minutes but found her range in the second and third set to grab the win.
The 20-year-old Croatian finished the game in two hours and 31 minutes to deny Konta’s first grass-court title.
“It’s pretty amazing. It’s my first grass-court title and my second overall. I’m really happy. Jo played amazing, she’s having an amazing year, but I was just trying to focus on myself and serve as good as I can and be aggressive.” Said Vekic
In addition, British Konta, who has never gone through in the second round of Wimbledon, praises Vekic for “playing incredibly well” in their match in the final.
“All credit to Donna, she was continuously able to raise her level all throughout that match. I was not able to stay with her. Full credit to her for playing incredibly well. But I’m very happy that I got to play five great matches on the grass. For Donna and I, heading into Wimbledon, we just want to play on the surface as much as possible.” According to Konta’s statement
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