MICK JAGGER has jumpin’ jack flashed on the Jo Konta bandwagon.
But of all the messages of support Konta has received during her remarkable Wimbledon run, there is One she particularly cherishes.
A Tweet from U2 in the build-up to her fourth-round match against Caroline Garcia transformed her from the intensely focused darling of Centre Court to an hysterical fan.
Konta said: “I haven’t been that active on social media but I did see that and I did reply.
“And there was a massively fan-girly moment. It was pretty intense at home.
“I may have shrieked and giggled and ran around in circles for a couple of minutes but I played it pretty cool after.”
So did she show more emotion than she did after winning that amazing quarter final against Simona Halep?
With a smile, Konta added: “I think when U2 Tweets you, you know that your life is pretty much made.”
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Music fan Konta will be going to see the Irish rock legends in their hometown of Dublin after all this madness is over.
So what’s her favourite U2 song?
“Where The Streets Have No Name. I think it is because it just feels like such an epic song. It is a very emotionally epic song.”
And a track entirely appropriate for someone who has already treated the British public to two intense, epic matches at Wimbledon.
The 10-8 final set triumph over Donna Vekic in the second round announced her brilliance and bravery to the wider British public.
But the win over Simona Halep in the quarter finals took things to a whole new level and Konta to a place where no British woman had been since Virginia Wade reached the Wimbledon semi finals back in 1978.
Konta said: “To be part of such a great battle, such a great match in the latter stages of an event, and that being Wimbledon on Centre Court, it does make it a very sweet experience.”
Sweet, but stressful. Konta’s parents, Gabor and Gabriella, cope with the tension in different ways.
Konta said: “My mum doesn’t really watch. She gets very nervous so she is never in the stadium.
“She is always watching on TV or a screen somewhere. My dad is actually quite, I don’t know.
“You will have to ask the people he is sitting next to, to know what he is like.
“I think he is probably still trying to crack jokes. He is a champ.”
Two more wins, and his daughter will be, too.
It wasn’t always like this, of course.
Not so long ago, Konta was having to qualify for Grand Slam events and was struggling to control the emotions which she now keeps in check so impressively.
In August 2012, she almost blew her chance of playing in the US Open for the first time.
Serving at 5-1 up in the deciding set of the final round of qualifying against Shuai Zhang, she faltered and was pegged back to 5-5.
As the match threatened to slip away from her, she was ranting and raving, asking her coaching team to help her, looking lost.
She found herself and won the set 7-5 but the contrast with the Jo Konta of now could not be starker.
Much of the credit for the transformation goes to Juan Coto, the Spanish mental coach who worked with Konta from October 2014 until he committed suicide in November 2016.
Yes, take that in for a moment.
The man you credit with changing not only your career, but your life, kills himself. How do you deal with that?
The way Konta has not only been able to cope with such trauma but also to become an even better player since his death is just one more remarkable thing about her.
Asked about new mental coach Elena Sosa, Konta said: “What’s been very beneficial is that she is aware of the work that I’ve done previously.
“She’s able to continue that but also add new things and add things that will develop. “Challenges continue to change so I need to continue to evolve to adapt to the new challenges that are coming my way.”
The next one is playing tennis legend Venus Williams in a Wimbledon semi-final on Thursday
Konta believes she is better prepared for a shot at reaching her first Grand Slam final than she was when she lost to Angelique Kerber in the last four of the Australian Open in 2016.
Konta said: “I like to think that I have become that much more resilient and experienced between than semi final and now.
“I’ve been very fortunate with the amount of great matches that I’ve played and the fact that I’ve got to play on every single massive stage there is in our sport.
“I feel very excited by that and I’m hoping to use that experience come Thursday.”
U2 will be wishing her a Beautiful Day.
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