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Donna Vekic Defeats British No. 1 Johanna Konta In 2017 Aegon Open Final

Donna Vekic Defeats British No. 1 Johanna Konta In 2017 Aegon Open Final


Donna Vekic defeated British No. 1 Johanna Konta in the 2017 Aegon Open Final in Nottingham on Sunday.

Konta had a good start edging the Croatian Vekic in the first set, then in the Croatian had a good fight back, then edged out in a tight finish to lose 2-6, 7-6, (3), 7-5 to the Croatian.

"All credit to Donna, she was continuously able to raise her level all throughout that match," Konta said on Eurosport.

"I was not able to stay with her. Full credit to her for playing incredibly well.
"But I'm very happy that I got to play five great matches on the grass. For Donna and I, heading into Wimbledon, we just want to play on the surface as much as possible."

Vekic's recovery started as she broke to lead 3-1 in the second set. Konta immediately broke back but there were signs of frustration as she disputed a line call, Again she fell 3-1 behind but after recovering to draw back level and then lead, it seemed she held the edge.

Vekic said: "It's pretty amazing. It's my first grass-court title and my second overall. I'm really happy.

"Jo played amazing, she's having an amazing year, but I was just trying to focus on myself and serve as good as I can and be aggressive."
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