Two days after winning her first career title, in Stanford, Johanna Konta was on the court, in Montreal, to face Shelby Rogers in the first round of the Coupe Rogers.
After a rather comfortable first set, the Brit had a little more difficulty in the second. However, it was nothing to worry about as the 15th seed defeated the young American 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round.
Following her victory, we asked her how she is feeling, physically. Here is what she had to say:
” I feel pretty good. I think it’s really important for me to just really take things one day at a time.
“I knew coming into the event, after doing well in Stanford, that I wasn’t going to have much time to adjust to the conditions. So I’m doing the best I can.
“I’m really happy I’ve given myself another opportunity to play here.”
Konta excited about the Olympics
In a few days, the 25-year-old will take part in her first Olympic Games. She will take part in the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles (she does not yet know with whom).
How does she feel about it? Excited, as her enthusiastic answer and radiant smile showed:
” Yes, it’s my first Olympic Games, so there’s a lot of excitement because of that. I’ve been told so many times that it’s completely different to any other tour event, any other event I play during the year.
“I’m really going in not sure what to expect, but really looking forward to mostly representing my country and also to be part of such a historic event. Yeah, it’s pretty incredible.
“Yeah, I’m also looking forward to seeing what the Olympic Village is like, seeing all the different athletes. It’s so one of a kind, I’m looking forward to it.”
In the second round of the Montreal tournament, Johanna Konta will face qualifier Vania King.
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