Johanna Konta is spending her time off-court in the kitchen - baking sweet treats for her team and friends.
WTA Staff

LONDON, Great Britain - When Johanna Konta walked into the Wimbledon complex on Manic Monday, the eagle-eyed might have spotted the large air-tight box she was carrying.

It was full of muffins - baked by the British No.1 herself.

She was evidently quick to distribute them amongst her team and friends, because her Fed Cup colleague Naomi Broady posted on Twitter, saying she was "very excited" to have been one of the chosen few to enjoy the tasty treats.

After beating Caroline Garcia and securing the first Wimbledon quarterfinal spot for a British woman in over three decades, Konta was more than happy to talk about baking.

"Today I had white chocolate and raspberry muffins," she told reporters. "So far they are the biggest hit. Previous to that it was a chocolate chip muffin. But I had two of those. I had the 1.0 and the 2.0. The 1.0 I forgot the vanilla essence. The second one was better."

The pre-match cake before her quarterfinal against Halep would likely be a chocolate chip and banana muffin, she revealed.

"I've finally gotten the chance to actually stay at home a little bit and use my oven more than anything - it's more the fact that I have an oven, that I'm using it, and not necessarily for relaxation purposes," she said, before adding jokily: "Now it's kind of become a habit. My team are demanding the muffins. I have a very high-maintenance team."

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