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Johanna Konta's Biography

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Early Life

Johanna Konta was born on 17 May 1991 in Sydney, Australia.

Her parents are Hungarian. Her father Gabor is a hotelier and her mother Gabriella is a dentist.

They moved to Eastbourne in England in 2005, when Johanna was 14.

She had already been training at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona.

Johanna Konta became a UK citizen in 2012.

Tennis Career

In 2015, she went from world No 150 to No 47 in the women's tennis rankings. She reached the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open in China before being beaten by Venus Williams.She also reached the last 16 of the US Open.

In 2016, she made further strides when she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Konta's scalps in the Australian Open included taking revenge on Venus Williams and beating Ekaterina Makarova.

She was the first British woman for 33 years to reach the semi-finals of a tennis grand slam tournament, when Jo Durie played at the US Open.

She lost the semi-final to Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-2.

At the time of the Australian Open Konta had been training for some time in Gijón in northern Spain with Esteban Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia.

In October 2016, Johanna Konta entered the world's top 10 rankings after reaching the final of the China Open by beating Madison Keys. However, she lost the final 6-4 6-2 to world number three Agnieszka Radwanska.

On 13 January 2017, Johanna Konta beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Sydney International to win her second career WTA title.

On 1 April 2017, Johanna Konta beat Caroline Wozniacki to win the Miami Open title.

On 11 July 2017, Jo Konta became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1978.

However, she lost the semi-final to Venus Williams.

After Wimbledon Jo Konta was ranked 4th in the world.

In October 2017, Johanna Konta split from her coach Wim Fissette.

It was also revealed that she had an ankle injury that would keep her out for the rest of the season.

In May 2019, Johanna Konta lost to Karolina Pliskova in the Italian Open final.

The following month she reached the semi-finals of the French Open, when she was beaten by Marketa Vondrousova.

In Decembner 2021, she announced her decision to retire from professional tennis.

She had been the first British woman to rank in the Top 5 since 1984, and at her peak reached number 4 in 2017.

In December 2021, she married Jackson Wade.

Her height is 5' 11" (1.80 m).

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