Ashleigh Barty conquers her 2nd career title in Nottingham after a big battle against Jo Konta.

After exchanging the first 2 sets, the affair went to the decider The Australian looked to be on her way to win the title after she got a strong 4-1 lead, but later she conceded a break in the 7th game (4-3) and the contest had to be decided in the last 2 games (4-4). Eventually, it was Konta to lose the decisive break in the 10th game with Barty winning 6-3 3-6 6-4 after scoring just 3 points more than her counterpart (91 vs. 88).

It was a high-quality match. BARTY

After the match, the Australian commented

“I feel great today – coming into a final, the adrenaline gets you going, but I feel like I’ve been playing well all week. It’s been building and building and getting better and better each match.

I knew that Jo was going to be the toughest test this week, so I’m just really glad that I came through that and it was a really high-quality match. And it was a really good grass court match too, in the sense that it was a bit serve-dominant at times.”

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