Konta’s career continues to rise as she breaks into the world’s top 20

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta

Eastbourne tennis player Johanna Konta has reached her highest career ranking of 18.

Konta, who reached the semi-fianl of the lAustralian Open and the quarter final of last year’s US Open is the first British woman to break into the top 20 since Jo Durie in 1983.

The British number one went up three places in the rankings despite losing to Julia Goerges in the French Open first round.

Konta, 25, was due to play American Victoria Duval in the first round of the Nottingham Open yesterday (Monday). She will compete in her hometown tournament the Eastbourne International which starts on June 18 at Devonshire Park