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Who is Johanna Konta and what is her net worth and ranking?
BRITAIN'S top female tennis player Johanna Konta is currently ranking at number 14 in the world, and very much hoping to climb higher up going forward.
But what do we know about the three-time Women's Tennis Association (WTA) title holder and what is her net worth? Here's all the details…
What are Johanna Konta's best results in Grand Slam tournaments?
Johanna Konta climbed into the top ten world rankings after a breakthrough season in 2016, but her form in the Grand Slam competitions has been inconsistent.
She reached the semi-finals in the Australian Open in 2016, only to lose to eventual champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
Konta appears to show a preference for playing on the hard courts, as she reached the US Open quarter-final in 2019.
She has struggled to adapt her game to grass at her home tournament Wimbledon, with the semi-final her best display to date.
And Konta has never made it past the semi-finals at Roland Garros.
In March 2020, Konta saw her Monterrey Open bid end with a 6-3 6-4 semi-final defeat against Czech Marie Bouzkova.
Australian Open – Semi Final (2016)
French Open – Semi-Final (2019)
Wimbledon – Semi-final (2017)
US Open – Quarter-final (2019)
The tennis star currently has a net worth of £3.4 million.
Where is Johanna Konta from?
Konta was born in Sydney, Australia on 17 may 1991 to Hungarian parents – she is 25 years old.
Despite moving to the UK in 2005 at the age of 14, she still represented Australia in her sport until 2012.
However, in May that year, after receiving her British citizenship, the tennis star switched her allegiance to Great Britain.
She now resides in Eastbourne, England.
Konta has already represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, as well as claiming numerous professional titles since breaking onto the circuit as a 16-year-old in 2008.
How did Konta get into tennis?
Introduced to the sport at an after school program, Konta has been playing tennis since she was eight years old.
Prior to her family's relocation to the UK, she spent just over a year at the Sanchez Casal tennis academy in Barcelona, in an attempt to progress her talent onto a professional level.
Konta broke onto the professional circuit in 2008, and won her first International Tennis Federation (ITF) title just days before her 17th birthday.
What titles has Jo Konta won?
After beating Caroline Wozniacki at the Miami Open, the 28-year-old now holds three WTA titles.
Her first came mid last year, when she defeated Venus Williams at the Stanford Classic.
And Konta's second title came when she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska at the Sydney International.
The Brit also has 11 ITF singles and four ITF doubles titles, spanning from 2008-2015.
At the 2016 Australian Open, Konta played in her career-first Grand Slam semi-final – the first British woman to do so in 33 years.
Who is Jo Konta’s partner?
Konta is dating film producer Jackson Wade.
Wade is originally from Newton Aycliffe in County Durham.
Konta's partner boasts a 1st class degree in digital film making from the SEA Institute in 2014.
Following his graduation from the course, Wade stayed at the institute as Digital Film Making Degree Programme Supervisor.
He is the co-owner of 90SecondStory, which creates films and videos for other businesses throughout the U.K.
Due to his extensive knowledge of the industry, Wade was hired by the Lawn Tennis Assocation in 2016 as a video and photography manager.
What have people said about Konta?
After receiving the WTA Most Improved Award last year, Konta was identified as one of the hardest working players on the women's circuit.
BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller heaped praise on the Brit for her consistency in 2016.
"Reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open was a fabulous achievement, but it has been her consistency throughout the year, and in many of the big tournaments, which has particularly impressed," Fuller said.
"She is a strong player, but by no means the most powerful: her success has stemmed from doing the basics to an exceptionally high level in highly pressurised situations.
"Her top 10 status is thoroughly deserved."
Captain of the Great Britain 2016 Fed Cup team, Judy Murray, described Konta as an "inspiration" following her Australian Open success last year.
"I think it's been a huge boost, a huge source of inspiration to the young players that we are taking with us," said Murray.
"But for them to see Jo (Konta) breaking through will give them that sort of boost, I think, to say 'Yeah, I want to get up there as well' and I think that they are both quite capable of that so I think their future is looking quite rosy."