Konta Misses Out On Eastbourne Final

Friday 24th June 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Jo konta in action

Hopes of lifting the Aegon International Trophy in front of a home crowd are over for Eastbourne's Johanna Konta.

Facing Karolina Pliskova in the semi final, both players were tired, having already played their respective quarter finals earlier in the day.

Konta fought from the off and after a tight opening set, took it on a tie break 7-5, claiming the set 7-6. But it all seemed to go down hill from there. Konta's serve was broken and Pliskova held her nerve, going on to take the second set 6-3.

A double break for Pliskova in the third and final set seemed to have it all tied up, but a plucky Jo kept on fighting to the end. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be and Konta exits the tournament 7-6, 6-3, 6-3.

She can hold her head up high, knowing her home crowd is very proud of her, being the first Brit to reach the semi finals since the 1980s.

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