June 7, 2019 / 3:08 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Johanna Konta versus Marketa Vondrousova

(Reuters) - A look at the records of Britain’s Johanna Konta and Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova before their semi-final match at the French Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 4, 2019. Britain's Johanna Konta in action during her quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files


Age: 28

WTA Ranking: 26 (Highest ranking: 4)

Grand Slam titles: 0

2018 French Open performance: First round

Best French Open performance: Semi-finals (2019)

Konta arrived in Paris having never got past the first round in her last four attempts, but she has hit a purple patch to become the first British woman to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals since 1983.

The 28-year-old was at her dominant best in the quarter-finals where she thumped last year’s runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-1 6-4.


Age: 19

WTA Ranking: 38 (Highest ranking: 38)

Grand Slam titles: 0

2018 French Open performance: First round

Best French Open performance: Semi-finals (2019)

Czech Vondrousova, playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final, is aware of Konta’s battling qualities having lost to her in three sets when they met in the Rome quarter-finals last month.

The 19-year-old left-hander, along with fellow semi-finalist Amanda Anisimova, is bidding to become the first teenager to claim the Suzanne Lenglen cup since Iva Majoli in 1997.

Jun 4, 2019; Paris, France: Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) reacts during a match against Petra Martic (CRO) on day 10 of the 2019 French Open at Stade Roland Garros. Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Files


2019 Konta d Vondrousova 6-3 3-6 6-1 (Rome, clay)

2018 Vondrousova d Konta 7-6(5) 6-4 (Indian Wells, hard)

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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