Women’s tennis player Johanna Konta has described her career as maturing like a fine wine. However, the British number one’s champagne moment may be yet to come.
After impressively winning the Sydney International in January, Konta is a real contender in what is a highly unpredictable Australian open women’s draw.
She is in form after winning a second WTA title in Australia, brushing aside the resurgent Eugenie Bouchard and then world number 3 Agnieszka Radwanska in the final.
The 25-year-old Brit has worked hard to move up the rankings from 150 to 9. “I believe I’ve gotten better at reinvesting the experiences and the lessons that I’ve learned throughout the years and actually putting them into situations that I face on the match court”, she said.
“I think that has made me a better competitor. But again, I think things like that take time, like a good wine”.