No regrets for Konta after semi-final loss at French Open

Johanna Konta had chances in both sets of her semi-final but insisted there were no regrets as she missed out on a place in the final of the French Open.

Up against teenager Marketa Vondrousova, Konta served for both sets at Roland Garros, but saw her Czech opponent respond on each occasion on her way to a 7-5, 7-6 victory.

As a result, Konta missed out on the chance of a maiden Grand Slam final appearance, but despite having opportunities, the 28-year-old was proud of her display.

“It is always tough to lose a match, any match, and always tough to lose matches where you have opportunities and chances,” said Konta, playing in her third Grand Slam semi-final.

“But I feel very confident and assured that I did the best I could out there.

“It's hard to lose any match like this but my opponent played well and I'm proud of how I played.

“I didn't regret anything I did there.

“I feel comfortable with how I played and what I tried to do. I don't have any regrets.”

Konta had started in flying fashion, winning the first ten points of the match including a break to love in the first game.

Vondrousova responded to get back to 2-2, but Konta looked to have taken control of the set with another break.

Konta, who had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros before this year, had three set points, but Vondrousova saved them all on her own serve and proceeded to rattle off four straight games to take the set.

The second set followed a similar pattern with Konta breaking early, and she served for the set at 5-4, only for Vondrousova to break back.

In the tie-break, the Czech teenager got an early mini-break and saw it out 7-2 to set up a final against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty. Sportsbeat 2019