World number 70 Vekic shocks Konta to win Nottingham Open


Vekic only other WTA title win was at the Malaysian Open in 2014

Croatia’s Donna Vekic shocked British number one Johanna Konta to win the Nottingham Open final.

The world number 70 came recovered from a disappointing first set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.

Konta, 26, looked on course for her first grass title on home soil, but struggled with Vekic’s baseline hitting to lose the second set tie-break.

Vekic, 20, edged a tense decider to win her second WTA title, ahead of the start of Wimbledon on 3 July.

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