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Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

I mean: she seemed to belong to the group of players getting a Wimbledon WC every year and then playing ITF ( or qualies) for the rest of the year, but this tournament ( and some earlier results this year) have proven she can definitely be a player to play in WTA main draw tournaments all year long. Is it just temporary or has she just had her breakthrough and will she be a WTA factor in the upcoming months and years?
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

We will see. Let's check the Asian swing or probably the Australian one next year. If she does well on either, she's definitely earned her place and this is not a fluke.
But really she has been very consistent since grass.

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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

She's about to go up to No.58 in the rankings. Can't see her dropping 45-odd places in the next 9 months unless she is injured so next year she definitely won't need a Wild Card.
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

She didn't even manage to get her match shown on ESPN. Much to my annoyance.

Probably she should focus now on the WTA tour and drop the ITF unless her ranking drops again.
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

Of course. She'll be a mainstay where WCs for Slams and premier events will not be necessary. Ascending into the top-100 is not a big deal, for the top-100, like the top-10 is not saying much nowadays.
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

She really impressed me this year. If she continues next season she could definitely be ranked.

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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

With a smart schedule (mixing WTA with strong ITFs) she should be able to stay at top75. She has a complete game which suits all surfaces.
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

Johanna has a serve which is very good so she has a good basis to keep improving and moving up the rankings. I will like to see her hit through the forehand a bit more but she is definitely improving all the time which is great.
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

Nobody would have predicted she would have made the 4th round of a slam before Heather
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Re: Has Jo Konta established herself as a non WC Wimbledon player?

Unless she gets injured, I don't see her needing a WC for a Slam in the next 3 years. She is good.
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