From the unexpected to what could have been…

It’s difficult not to be disappointed.

If you would have sat here five weeks ago and told me Johanna Konta would have made the final of Rabat, Rome and semi-finals of Roland Garros you would have laughed. Over these three tournaments she has picked up more points on clay than she has in her previous 23 career tournaments on the surface.

Rabat ended in a heartbreak for the British number one who led Maria Sakkari a set and a break in the final before losing. The Rome final was more straight forward for Karolina Pliskova winning in straight sets but there is an air of what could have been following her 7-5 7-6 exit from Roland Garros.

Jo has still not won a set in any of her three major semi-finals and at 3-5 15-40 with two sets points it should have been different.

Jo constructed the point so well and got into that position at the net for the drive volley and well it ended up miles out and from that point on in the set her level completely dropped.

I felt her whole game today was a little lost, the forehand looked a bit nervous and the drop shots were all over the place.

We do have to look it as a good tournament for Jo for getting this far on the clay but at the same time it is a majorly missed opportunity for the British number one.

She will be disappointed and that point will be in her mind but she has to now re-group for the grass court season and hopefully put a great run together at home.

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