London - There was delight for Australia and disappointment in equal measure
for British fans when top seed Ashleigh
Barty beat fourth-seeded Briton Johanna Konta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the
women's final at he Nottingham Open.
Konta, who had beaten Donna Vekic in the semis to avenge her loss to the
same opponent in the final last year, had several run-ins with the umpire and
refused to shake her hand at the end, but she was content with her week's work.
"It is a very good result for me this year," she said.
"It is a good feeling to be back in the last day of the tournament.
"I haven't had that for exactly a year. I am looking forward to doing
this week in week out."