Johanna Konta loses to Ashleigh Barty in Nature Valley Open final
Johanna Konta has lost the Nature Valley Open final to world number 17 Ashleigh Barty in Nottingham.
The British number one had not conceded a set on the way to the final but that changed when Barty took the opener on the way to a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win.
Barty held serve on her way to taking the lead and broke in the sixth game.
Konta hit back in the second though and, after saving four break points, took a 5-3 lead before serving out the set.
The third set went down to the wire. Barty looked to be in control when she took a 4-1 lead but Konta broke back on the way to 4-4.
Serving to stay in the match, Konta went 0-40 down and Barty won match point at the second attempt.
In the doubles final, Heather Watson and Mihaela Buzarnescu lost 3-6 6-7 (5-7) to Alicja Rosolska and Abigail Spears.