Wim­ble­don ace Jo in­sists she’s a Great Brit

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TEN­NIS star Jo­hanna Konta has in­sisted she is a BRI­TISH ath­lete af­ter her na­tion­al­ity was ques­tioned by BBC pre­sen­ter John Humphrys.

On BBC Ra­dio 4’s To­day pro­gramme, the vet­eran in­ter­viewer asked the Wim­ble­don semi-finalist: “So, what are you?” af­ter he got the coun­try of her birth wrong.

Humphrys said: “We talk about you as be­ing Bri­tish, but you were born in Hun­gary, Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship, and I seem to re­mem­ber that the Aus­tralian high com­mis­sioner, when you won the quar­ter­fi­nal, said: ‘Great to see an Aussie win’, and we were say­ing: ‘Great to see a Brit win’ – so, what are you?”

Konta (above) laughed be­fore re­ply­ing: “I was ac­tu­ally born in Aus­tralia to Hun­gar­ian par­ents, but I have lived half my life here now, al­most.

“So, I’m a Bri­tish cit­i­zen and I’m in­cred­i­bly proud to rep­re­sent Great Bri­tain.” ONE job ap­pli­ca­tion for an air traf­fic con­troller in the Scilly Isles was in Braille

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