Johanna Konta´s remarkable rise to the top

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Johanna Konta&acutes remarkable rise to the top

If we rewind the clock exactly a year, Johanna Konta would be ranked 146th in the World and by just looking at that number, the 26 year olds rise through the tennis rankings can be taken as nothing short of a remarkable story.

Currently, Konta is ranked as the British No 1 and is World No 18 but her rise to the upper echelon of tennis started exactly a year ago in her hometown tournament of Eastbourne. And coming back a year after has the Australian born Brit very emotional about her return.

"On paper it looks different. I'm much higher ranked than I was this time last year but in reality I'm very much the same person with the same goals and the same work ethic. I work with a wonderful group of people. I count my blessings. I get to go to work every day and be surrounded by people that I enjoy working with.

"This is my home tournament. It definitely gives me that extra feeling of comfort. I can pop in my car and go home, I get to ask my dad or mum please make my breakfast." Konta said. "I'm happy with the time I have been getting on grass. I played four great matches at Nottingham and Birmingham, against four high quality players."

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