Jo Konta Wimbledon 2019

Controversial Jo Konta interview receives mixed response from tennis fans, celebs and commentators

Tennis fans, sports stars and journalists can’t decide if the questions asked of Jo Konta in her post match interview were overly intrusive or if Konta overreacted to a perfectly fair line of questioning


The post match press conference with Jo Konta after her Wimbledon quarter final loss has certainly created a lot of discussion amongst everyone that’s seen it but it has seemingly split a nation in terms of their opinion.

Professional tennis players are obliged to attend a press conference immediately after their match even if they have lost. This year for the first time Wimbledon are posting the full video of all the press conferences onto YouTube which has given fans for the chance to see how players are questioned immediately after a match by the journalists present.

Thousands of tennis fans have been on Twitter voicing their opinion and here are just a selection of the varied response the Jo Konta press conference has received:


Konta lost to Czech star Barbora Strycova in 2 sets 7-6, 6-1 in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles quarter final. Immediately afterwards she entered mandatory press conference which all went smoothly until one journalist started questions her about her own feelings towards her performance in the match and what she could have done differently.

You can read more about the incident and watch the full press conference here

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.