Johanna Konta can vanquish self-doubt and win US Open, says coach – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Kevin Mitchell at Flushing Meadows

• Briton plays Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals on Tuesday
• Dmitri Zavialoff: ‘She is a much better player than she thinks‘

Johanna Konta’s complex character has been both a hindrance and a help in her career but her equally cerebral coach, Dmitri Zavialoff, is convinced that despite her self-doubt – and even banning negative words in training – she is good enough to win the 2019 US Open.

“She is a much better player than she thinks,” the softly spoken Frenchman said as they prepared for Konta’s quarter-final on Tuesday against the fifth seed, Elina Svitolina.

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