Ashleigh Barty ruins Johanna Konta hopes to win Nottingham title

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Top seed Ashleigh Barty won her second career WTA title after beating Johanna Konta in Nottingham.

The Australian world number 17 held off the challenge from the home favourite, Konta, who rallied to level the match by claiming the second set.

However, Barty was too strong in the decider, powering to a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win.

Konta was aiming to become the first British woman to win a singles title on home soil since Virginia Wade won in Eastbourne in 1975.

However, it was not to be, with Barty adding to her 2017 Malaysian Open title to spoil the party.

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