As the grass-court season begins, British No.1 Johanna Konta says she is not feeling any pressure ahead of Wimbledon.
WTA Staff

NOTTINGHAM, England - As the grass-court season begins, British No.1 Johanna Konta says she is not feeling any pressure as she returns home for the Aegon Open - and Wimbledon.

"I am not feeling any more expectation than previous years. My own expectations in terms of how I want to do have stayed the same," Konta told reporters ahead of her first match at Nottingham, against compatriot Tara Moore.

"I can only ever do my best so where my best on the day will take me, will take me. I try to approach every game the same."

Su-Wei Hsieh's joy contrasts with the pain of her beaten opponent, Johanna Konta (Getty)
Johanna Konta lost in the first round of the French Open to Hsieh Su-wei (Getty)

Konta had a disappointing time at Roland Garros, losing in the first round to Hsieh Su-Wei, but she has managed to spin that into a positive.

"I definitely would have liked to stay at Roland Garros for longer," she added. "I felt that I improved with every game on the surface and felt I was getting better and better.

"But it gave me the opportunity to spend some time at home and get some good time on the grass. You get a different ball and you have to adjust differently.

"It is a little special being at home, I don't get too much time here."

Johanna Konta and Jocelyn Rae meet Jonathan Trott and Paul Collingwood at Trent Bridge (Getty)
Johanna Konta and Jocelyn Rae meet Jonathan Trott and Paul Collingwood at Trent Bridge (Getty)

Konta was speaking ahead of the Aegon Open in Nottingham at an event at the iconic Trent Bridge cricket ground, along with Jocelyn Rae and former England cricketers Jonathan Trott and Paul Collingwood. 

The quartet tried out a mash-up of their sports - with Rae and Konta aiming to hit the cricket stumps with their serves.