British World number 24 Johanna Konta has lost to in-form Victoria Azarenka 6-4,6-2 in the quarter finals.The Belarusian, Azarenka who defeated world number one, Serena Williams in the finals of the Indian Wells earlier this month continued her good form in her bid to win back-to-back titles had some kind words from her opponent,Johanna Konta, “I do believe the few chances that I was able to create, she did an incredible job,” Konta said,”I think maybe bar one, when I felt I could have maybe made a return – I think she really did win every single point.”She definitely kept her claws in there and she took it way from me.”
The British number one, who was ranked 151st in the world this time last year, was playing in the quarter-finals of a WTA Premier event for the first time.
“I’m happy with the level I was able to bring to the court,Obviously I’m disappointed that I couldn’t have done a little bit better but I’m taking the positives from it.”
Konta though is in line to move up to 21st in the world rankings after an impressive month and will next head to Stuttgart for the clay-court season.
When quizzed about her favourite surface,she says,”I maintain that I don’t have a favourite but I really enjoy the changes that come when we go from surface to surface,” said Konta.She also said she’s pleased with her development,and would work on her next practices to be ready for her next game,”I’m very happy with the level I was able to produce almost day in, day out here. I’ll just try to just reapply that to the next practice I have, and also the next matches I have.”