Johanna Konta Wimbledon 2017 semi-final press conference


She did what she does well.
She dictated the match from the very first ball till the very
last one. I think she just showed her true qualities and why she’s
a five-time champion here, just a true champion that she is. It was very difficult for me to
get a good foothold in the match. The few opportunities that
I did get, she did incredibly well to take them away from me. I don’t think I did too
much wrong out there. I think it was all credit to her. Konta Mania, I didn’t hear that before. Well, I guess it’s just incredibly
humbling. It’s something that is greater than me and obviously
just my focus on my match and my performance, and trying to improve.
It does bring it slightly out of context and, I guess, makes me realise how
special that is and how much people do enjoy being a part of my journey. Quite honestly, I think I was
in just as much of a shot of winning this tournament here.
I think today it came down on the day, and Venus played better than me.
That’s really all I can say. I mean, I think I definitely
have a lot more to improve on. There’s a lot of exciting things
that I can still get better at, which is exciting for me and exciting
for my team, and my own development. But I definitely feel like there’s
no reason why I would not be able to be in a position to win
a title like this one day.


22 Responses


    July 13, 2017 11:20 pm

    Venus outplayed Jo in terms of firepower on serve and groundstrokes! Jo can be proud of herself to get to the semis for the first time at her home slam. Considering she was two points away from losing against Donna and second round had been her best performance before this year at the championships. Venus to beat Muguruza!

  2. Nathan Milligan

    July 13, 2017 11:34 pm

    wow her attitude is insane. always thinks on the positives always looking to improve to get better. I highly respect her as a tennis player.👍

  3. Reg Van Rooyen

    July 13, 2017 11:36 pm

    Could the British public have placed Konta under so much pressure that it affected her performance rather than place their expectations second to her well being!

  4. Ellen95

    July 13, 2017 11:52 pm

    British people last week: "Yay, British Murray and British Konta for the win!"
    British people this week: "Can't believe that the Scottish guy and the Australian girl lost…"

    (don't be mad, It's just a joke)

  5. iluvmusic

    July 14, 2017 12:04 am

    Johanna Konta was very rude at the end of the match, walking off hurriedly without even waiting for Venus Williams. She had no respect for her opponent and appeared to be a sore loser. Even the commentator made a comment that he had hoped she would wait for venus, as traditionally. Venus is a true champion but any opponent deserves respect. Nadal waited for muller at the end of his match despite losing, Konta was too arrogant to do so.

  6. Big Time

    July 14, 2017 12:39 am

    She will definitely be a champion soon. Her attitude alone will take her a long ways. She didn't come out and make excuses. As she stated, she was just outplayed. However her attitude and her hard work will have her lifting a grand slam title within the next year or two.

  7. John Perez

    July 14, 2017 6:30 am

    Very classy woman, down to earth and humble. I see her winning slams very soon. Good luck Johanna

  8. Sunny

    July 14, 2017 6:49 pm

    tennis players really should cover up their legs, it's not good watching female tennis showing too much legs

  9. Aled

    July 15, 2017 11:04 am

    Don't know why the media got so excited about a Australian born Hungarian who played for Britain under a flag of convenience.

  10. Michigan Wolverine in Austin

    July 15, 2017 5:13 pm

    No disrespect to Venus, but I wonder if it hurts one's self esteem to lose to a 37 year old? In the youthful world of women's tennis, that's old.


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