Donna Vekic thrilled with unexpected title at the Aegon Open Nottingham

Donna Vekic entered the Press Room with a beaming smile on her face holding the Elena Baltacha Trophy following her comeback victory over Johanna Konta in Nottingham.

This victory at the Aegon Open was the 20 year old’s second WTA title of her career and she was made to work hard for it, eventually coming through 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in two hours and 29 minutes.

Describing that winning feeling and her performance, the Croat said: “It’s something I’ve been dreaming of since winning my last title and it kept me going because this feeling is amazing, there is no way to describe it. It keeps me motivated to work even harder.”

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Donna Vekic confident and ready to win more titles after reaching Aegon Open semifinals

Donna Vekic is upbeat and ready for her next match following her straight sets quarterfinal victory over Maria Sakkari at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Friday.

The Croatian is yet to drop a set en route to the last four and is full of confidence after reaching this stage of a WTA event for the first time this year.

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Heather Watson targeting top 100 return following Aegon Open defeat

Heather Watson is disappointed but is remaining positive following her defeat to fourth seed Alison Riske at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Tuesday.

The British number two is delighted to be back on the grass and is targeting a good run at the home tournaments as she aims to get back into the world’s top 100.

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“I can’t remember 90% of them!” – Johanna Konta reflects on 300 career singles wins

Johanna Konta marked a career milestone at the Aegon Open in Nottingham today after her victory over compatriot Tara Moore saw her chalk up her 300th career singles win.

The world number eight was not aware of this achievement being on the horizon but naturally was delighted. She said: “It’s a nice surprise, but obviously not under the best of circumstances, more of a celebration of all the other victories I’ve had along the way and the flowers are beautiful!”

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Eddie Howe eager to surpass last season’s 42 points total ahead of Burnley clash

Eddie Howe was in a buoyant mood as he faced the media on Friday ahead of AFC Bournemouth’s clash with Burnley in the Premier League.

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Eddie Howe delighted with away win at Stoke but bemused by referee’s decisions

AFC Bournemouth secured their first away win of the season after defeating Stoke City 1-0 at the Bet 365 Stadium, but the score line could have been more flattering for the visitors as Eddie Howe believed that referee Roger East made two poor decisions.

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Post Match: AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur – Both managers pleased with a point

AFC Bournemouth extended their unbeaten run at home in the Premier League to four games after holding Tottenham Hotspur to a goalless draw at The Vitality Stadium.

Post-Match Reflections

Cherries manager Eddie Howe was delighted with the point, “I’m very pleased, although there were no goals I thought that it was a very good game. Real high intensity, high quality, two teams really going at it.

“It was great to watch and I was really proud of the players today, probably more proud than I was this time last week when I sat here on the back of a 6-1 win, because of the quality of the opposition we were up against.”

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