The 26-year-old frequently posts pictures of her homemade cakes on social media and has confirmed entering Channel 4's Great British Bake Off, the UK television show.
WTA Staff
December 13, 2017

Johanna Konta has confirmed that she applied to be a contestant on The Great British Bake Off television competition on Channel 4.

The British No.1 is famous for posting photos of her baking efforts on social media, and tweeted an entry form for the program at the end of November.

She has now confirmed that she did indeed enter the competition but says she would rather win a Grand Slam.

“That did happen, it was real. I don’t joke about baking!” she told Press Association Sport.

"I haven't heard back although I think it would be difficult to schedule with my commitments if I did make it through.

"But if they would have me I'd definitely love to do it. Just - no offence to the Bake Off - but I would rather win a Slam, although the prestige is probably similar for both!"

After a strong first half of 2017 in which Konta made her Top 5 debut after reaching the Wimbledon semifinals, the 26-year-old’s form tailed off and she ended the year ranked World No.9

However, with a new coach Michael Joyce installed, Konta is confident of a season of improvement in 2018.

“I think I definitely lost my way a bit with that in the second half of the season.

“I think I’m at my strongest when I’m clear on the direction I want to go in and the improvement I want to see happening.

“I like to think with each step I take and experience I go through I become better equipped to play for major titles. Working with Michael is a step in that direction.

“He fits well into what I need and I’m looking forward to building a long-lasting working relationship with him. He definitely has a lot of things I can bring to my game.”

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