Konta excelled in the first few tournaments of the year,
winning the Sydney International and the Miami Open, but the
26-year-old failed to shine on clay and lost in the first round
of the French Open to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan.
With the grasscourt season beginning with the Aegon Open on June
14 followed by Wimbledon in July, Konta said she does not feel
any extra pressure to add to her three WTA titles.
"I am not feeling any more expectation than previous years. My
own expectations in terms of how I want to do have stayed the
same," Konta told reporters ahead of her first match at
"I can only ever do my best so where my best on the day will
take me, will take me. I try to approach every game the same."
The world number eight said Jelena Ostapenko's French Open win
underlined the depth of women's tennis.
The 20-year-old Latvian fought back from a set and 3-0 down to
blaze past the experienced Simona Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 and become
her country's first grand slam champion.
"There is a lot of depth in women's tennis and she (Ostapenko)
is the perfect example of that," Konta said. "She is a very,
very good player and someone that has done well on the tour for
a couple of years.
"She is not unknown to us and she has always been a very
dangerous player. Her winning a slam is incredibly special for
her and I am sure she is enjoying it.
"It shows the depth, it shows how many good quality players we
have. It is exciting to see so much variety and it makes it an
exciting time for the tour."
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto
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