Is Johanna Konta switching to GB, just looked through the 50K Nottingham she is listed as GB! But WTA Rankings lists her as Aus?
May 30th, 2012, 12:26 AM
The British women’s scene will also become more interesting with yesterday’s long-awaited official nationality switch of Johanna Konta, a rising 21-year-old ranked 208, from Australia to GB.
The Sydney-born, Eastbourne-based player, whose parents are of Hungarian origin, will slot in as Britain’s No 6.
Whether she will be universally welcomed remains to be seen, for these things have a habit of causing ructions, especially when the issue of handing out valuable wildcards to British tournaments comes into play.
May 30th, 2012, 12:44 AM
It'll be a shame if she's not welcomed considering she's essentially been a British player in all but name since she was very young.
Shame she didn't come from Iraq, she would have got her passport years ago.