Johanna Konta became the first British woman to win a grass-court singles event in 40 years after claiming the Viking Open title in Nottingham.

Konta had not won a tournament since the Miami Open in 2017, but overcame that to beat Chinese player Zhang Shuai 6-2 6-1 in today’s final.

“A lot of things have to come together for it to be at home. I also know how hard I work to create this opportunity for myself so I feel very proud of myself for that.

“It’s hard to win tournaments, so that’s why I felt very grateful. To do it in front of a home crowd on the grass, it’s an experience I haven’t had yet and I’m really grateful to be having right now.

“But it is an experience I haven’t had before and I am very grateful. The opportunities to win titles are tough to come by and to actually win them is even tougher.