Konta In Action At Devonshire Park

Thursday 29th June 2017

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Johanna Konta returns to Centre Court in at the Aegon International Eastbourne this morning (29 June).

The British Number One takes on French Open winner, Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia, on Devonshire Park’s premier court, but she must wait for two other matches, including Novak Djokovic's clash with Donald Young to be played first.

Yesterday, Jo sailed passed Romanian, Sorana Cirstea in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Commenting after the match, Jo said, “I wasn't going up against an emotion and I wasn't going up against a past experience. I was going up against an opponent today who happened Sorana, and I prepared the best I could for that match. I played the ball that I had, and the opponent I had today, but not the circumstances that happened a month ago.

“Sorana's a very dangerous player. She's beaten some great players over the years. I knew going into the match that it was going to be tough. She's already played a couple of matches here in Eastbourne. She was coming in with a bit more match routine than I was. I was just really looking forward to coming back on this court and playing. Overall I'm really happy with the way I was just able to maintain my level through the match.”

Fans enjoyed a very full day of tennis at Devonshire Park with top quality line-up of talnet.

Serbian Novak Djokovic resumed on Centre Court after his six-minute start on Tuesday, moving seamlessly to a one set lead with a single service break. Opponent Vasek Pospisil from Canada, was by no means outplayed, but could not quite hold the top seed, and Djokovic took the second set and the match 6-4 6-3.

Speaking after his win, Novak was in positive mood saying, “It’s actually quite liberating not to be world No.1. There is still always pressure – that is a part of what I am and what I do – but it is ok to lower expectations sometimes. I still want to win tournaments and I am really enjoying this week in Eastbourne. It is informal, but in a good way. The spectators are very close to you but people are always respectful, and that’s great.”


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